Wikileaks

Businesses Need Protection Against Government Snooping Too

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

There's nothing wrong with raising concerns about respect for privacy with regard to certain commercial practices. But the quantity and quality of data collected, the use to which they are put, and the potential violations of respect for privacy have nothing in common with those of governments and their spy agencie

Joshua Ostroff

Julian Assange Warns Of Military Occupation Of The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Politics

“There's an exodus of national security reporters,” Wikileaks' infamous leader Julian Assange told thousands at SXSW's interactive conference in A...

Canada Should Listen to Australia on Internet Censorship

David Christopher | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Now, our friends in Australia are sounding the alarm about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could wreak havoc on Canada's economy. Australians know well the economic damage that unbalanced and extreme Internet censorship rules can cause.

Sunny Freeman

Secret Trade Deal Will 'Impact Rights And Civil Liberties'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

A trade agreement Canada intends to sign will have “far-reaching implications for individual rights and civil liberties,” WikiLeaks says. The g...

Why Today's News Outlets Are Like Easily-Distracted Canines

David Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
David Martin

How often have you seen a 12-part newspaper investigation into government corruption or an ongoing TV news investigation into fraudulent business practices? They simply don't exist anymore. Now daily papers operate solely on a 24-hour news cycle which leaves no time for pursuing the deeper story.

Quick TIFF Reviews: The Fifth Estate (Dir: Bill Condon)

Stuart Henderson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada
Stuart Henderson

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg So much for all the buzz around The Fifth Estate, Bill Condon's frustratingly flat dramatization of the formation, triumphs, and sundering of WikiLeaks, the anarchist information-sharing website. Relying on tight close-ups and lengthy speeches, there is a distinctly made-for-TV feel to the proceedings which even great performances couldn't have overcome. But sadly, the biggest misstep falls on the shoulders of Benedict Cumberbatch.

Ignore The Reviews: Why 'The Fifth Estate' Is Important

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada
Chris Jancelewicz

Critics haven't been very kind to the Wikileaks/Julian Assange movie The Fifth Estate thus far. But ignoring the way the movie addresses the issue, and instead focusing on its message, might be the best way to look at it.

Prosecutor Looking For 60 Years

CP | David Dishneau And Pauline Jelinek, The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada

FORT MEADE, Md. - A U.S. military judge said she'll announce on Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified inf...

Facing 20 Years To Life

AP | Pauline Jelinek And David Dishneau | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Tuesday's verdict means Pfc. Bradley Manning could face 20 years to life in prison for the largest leak of classified documents in ...

TIFF Lands "The Fifth Estate" World Premiere

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Long ago TIFF went from showcasing great movies to premiering great movies that matter. This year's opening-night gala promises to be a landmark occasion for the film world and society at large. The Toronto International Film Festival landed the world premiere of The Fifth Estate, a movie about WikiLeaks and its controversial founder Julian Assange.

Watching the Watchdog: Give the Nobel Prize to Snowden, Assange and Manning

Tim Knight | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

We've learned an incredible amount about how governments scheme, conspire, collude, connive and lie, both to each other and to the people who elected them. Which is why my nomination for the next Nobel Peace Prize is WikiLeaks and its three great whistleblowers -- Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.

Canada Shouldn't Enable Saudi Abuses

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Ziyaad Mia

Our government may say that we're engaging the Saudis to foster reform in the kingdom. Apartheid South Africa's allies made similar arguments, calling for "constructive engagement" with the racist regime. Thankfully, Canada rejected that approach and led the world on sanctions, which hastened the end of apartheid.

Was Wikileaks the Root of Aaron Swartz's Problems?

Justin Beach | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

According to Mashable, Aaron Swartz may have been a source for Wikileaks. If looked at in light of the U.S. vendetta against Wikileaks, their extreme overreaction to Swartz's "copyright violations" involving academic journals suddenly makes sense. The Government's response to Wikileaks has been nothing less than rabid.

Watching the Watchdog: The Freedom of Speech Award Goes to...

Tim Knight | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

So there I am in my last column agonizing over whether Canada should ban that obscene and hateful Internet video called Innocence of Muslims, when it occurs to me that it might be a really good idea to come up with an example of freedom of speech in action. Something easily understandable. Something vivid. Something gutsy.

How Julian Assange Made it Harder for Women to Report Rape

Erika Lust | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Erika Lust

Julian Assange faces an Interpol order for his extradition to Sweden for the crime of sexual assault, though he has sought asylum to avoid these charges (among others). This case infuriates me: as a Swedish woman, a feminist, and someone who works to promote sex as passionate and beautiful act within the adult industry. Rape is a gross power play and the message to victims needs to be that, though they were violated, they can regain control through reporting their rape. I understand that many have no faith in the legal and political system, and that Assange is responsible for a lot of disillusionment in this regard.

You've Been Raped? Well, We'll See About That

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

So a left-wing British MP and Republican Representative from Missouri walk into a bar... Rep. Todd Akin and the garrulous George Galloway would certainly do well to have a drink together one of these nights. Regardless of the fact they both exist on opposite ends of the political spectrum, their backwards, dangerous, women-hating views on rape are eerily similar.

Media Bites: Julian Assange and Other International Men of Mystery

J.J. McCullough | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg We don't usually get into foreign affairs over here at Media Bites, but sometimes life just hands you one of those weeks where nothing on the domestic seems to be turning anyone's journalistic crank. This weekend Canada's papers were filled mostly with chatter about noted Internet Deep Throat/ Simpsons guest star Julian Assange, and his recent Ecuadorian embassy-squatting shenanigans in England. None of the glitz and glamor of a Jason Kenney story, I grant you, but we'll just have to make due.

Julian Assange Fools the World Again

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

If further evidence was necessary to prove that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a man of limited and flexible ethics, well, the guy himself has provided it. Instead of returning to his place of overnight confinement as decreed in his bail agreement, Assange sought refuge in London's Ecuadorian embassy and applied for political asylum.

Watching the Watchdog: Notes From The Future of Journalism

Tim Knight | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

These are my very own, real leaked documents about the fact that traditional, general-interest journalism is the crucial cornerstone of democracy and that social media threatens to destroy that cornerstone. They're written by students studying journalism. If you have any interest in Canadian journalism in our Canadian democracy you should read them.

WikiLeaks: Stratfor Monitored Activist Group The Yes Men

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada

The Yes Men, an anti-corporate group best known for impersonating official spokespersons, was one of the groups monitored by Stratfor, a private intel...

Financial Firms' Blockade Works: WikiLeaks Stops Publication Over Money Woes

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Business

LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday that financial problems may lead to the closure of the notorious secret-spilling site at the end...

Detained Canadian A 'Casualty Of War On Terror'

CBC | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

Human rights experts want to know why a mentally ill Canadian citizen sat in a secretive U.S. detention facility in Afghanistan for eight...

WikiLeaks Cables Expose Mystery Of Canadian Detainee's Whereabouts

CBC | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks have exposed a troubling case of a mentally ill Canadian-Egyptian held in a U.S.-run Afghani...

Harper Jets Off To Woo Latin America

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves Sunday for a six-day swing through Latin America.His first stop is Brazil, which is now the world's seve...

Is QuebecLeaks the New Democracy Watchdog to Replace Traditional Journalism?

Valerie Belair-Gagnon | Posted 08.10.2011 | Canada
Valerie Belair-Gagnon

Traditional news organizations and watchdogs are in the same basket: the Internet basket. Our role to be proactive in it. Instead of fighting against one another, perhaps that we can join forces and find ways to create a safe environment for sources to speak up.