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Edward Snowden As the intrigue surrounding Edward Snowden’s whereabouts and his travels around the world continue unabated, the furore over his leaking of classified US programmes to spy on users of the internet continues to grow. An ex-CIA contractor with access to vast amounts of top secret information at the US National Security Agency, Snowden’s disclosures are creating waves around the world, raising memories of the Cold War and leading to serious pressure on bilateral relations between the US on the one hand and Russia and China on the other. The disclosures also add further pressure on the US government

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Wikileaks Iceland’s Supreme Court has ruled that Valitor (formerly Visa Iceland) must pay WikiLeaks $204,900 per month or $2,494,604 per year in fines if it continues to blockade the whistle-blowing site. The court upheld the decision that Valitor had unlawfully terminated its contract with WikiLeaks’ donation processor, DataCell. “Today’s decision marked the most important victory to date against the unlawful and arbitrary economic blockade erected by US companies against WikiLeaks,” the organization’s press release stated. Be interesting to see whether Visa will spend $204k a month in fines rather than lifting the blockade generally. Either way, we win. — WikiLeaks

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Much of the work was carried out by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his time in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been staying since last summer. Photograph by Reuters. Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published more than 1.7 million United States records covering diplomatic or intelligence reports on every country in the world. Much of the work was carried out by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his time in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been staying since last summer. He sought refuge at the embassy last June over fears that he would be sent to

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