When was WikiLeaks founded?
WikiLeaks, media organization and Web site that functioned as a clearinghouse for classified or otherwise privileged information. WikiLeaks was founded in 2006 by Australian computer programmer and activist Julian Assange.
Who is the editor in chief of WikiLeaks?
Julian Assange is an Australian citizen who is said to have served as the editor-in-chief and spokesperson for Wikileaks since its founding in 2006. Before that, he was described as an advisor. Sometimes he is cited as its founder.
Who was arrested in connection with the WikiLeaks leak?
The first formal charges were filed in May 2010, when Bradley Manning, a low-level U.S. Army intelligence analyst, was arrested in connection with the release of the 2007 helicopter video. Investigators later accused him of the diplomatic cable leak as well.
Is the Berkman Center part of WikiLeaks?
Yes, under an evolving set of models. Berkman Fellow Ethan Zuckerman has some interesting thoughts on the development of Wikileaks and its practices over the years, which will be explained in greater detail when the Berkman Center podcast about Wikileaks is released later this week. In the meantime, here’s a capsule version.
Why did WikiLeaks go off line in 2010?
In December 2010 wikileaks.org faced a flurry of setbacks. It was forced off-line once again when the site’s domain name provider terminated its account in the wake of a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks; as with previous service interruptions, WikiLeaks remained available on mirror sites or by directly linking to its IP address.
What kind of documents did WikiLeaks publish?
While Assange remained within the embassy, WikiLeaks resumed the publication of documents to its Web site. Among these were a massive collection of confidential e-mails from Syrian government officials and an overview of U.S. military detention policies.