France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

Jul 4, 2015

France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place. “France cannot act on his request,” President Francois Hollande’s ...

Jun 30, 2015

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on top French finance officers

WikiLeaks released documents Monday night that it says show the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids for over a decade, in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn’t immediately respond ...

NSA 'snooped' on last three French leaders

Jun 24, 2015

NSA 'snooped' on last three French leaders

France summoned the U.S. ambassador to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday following revelations by WikiLeaks that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the past three French presidents. In the wake of what French President Francois Hollande described as an “unacceptable” security breach, Jane ...

WikiLeaks leaks over 500,000 Saudi documents

Jun 20, 2015

WikiLeaks leaks over 500,000 Saudi documents

WikiLeaks is in the process of publishing more than 500,000 Saudi diplomatic documents to the Internet, the transparency website said Friday, a move that echoes its famous release of U.S. State Department cables in 2010. WikiLeaks said it has already posted roughly 60,000 files. ...

WikiLeaks offers $100,000 for TPP document

Jun 3, 2015

WikiLeaks offers $100,000 for TPP document

Self-styled whistleblower website WikiLeaks is offering $100,000 for copies of the Trans-Pacific Partnership draft, which some see as a central plank of President Barack Obama’s diplomatic pivot to Asia. WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the TPP negotiating text before, but on Tuesday began ...

Apr 17, 2015

WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

Sony’s hacking problems aren’t over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year’s crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive on Thursday. It is the latest blow for the entertainment and technology company ...

Mar 27, 2015

Some TPP nations seek exemption from investor-state lawsuit rule: WikiLeaks

Some of the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact demanded they be exempted from the proposed litigation rule involving corporation and state, according to a purported negotiation text released by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. It’s not known whether such demands remain on ...

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Mar 14, 2015

In about-face, Sweden offers to question Assange in London

Julian Assange and his supporters warily welcomed a surprise U-turn Friday by Swedish prosecutors, who now say they are willing to come to London to quiz the WikiLeaks founder over alleged sex crimes. The reversal, however, doesn’t mean the anti-secrecy activist will soon be ...