ProPublica v. Assange on Neo-Nazi Msgs

ProPublica, the big nonprofit newsroom based in New York, released a story February 23 baring some 250,000 online chat logs of Atomwaffen, a notorious white supremacist group. A member of the group was charged with killing a gay Jewish college student last month, and the chat traffic shows other members cheering the death. In a familiar tirade against the media, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is blasting ProPublica for "censorious nanny-journalism" for not releasing every chat and claims the dataset is "almost entirely ruined." Really?

Source: ProPublica, @julianassange

Posted on: February 25, 2018

Is WikiLeaks Now a Hub for Malware?

WikiLeaks, once an inspiring, tech-driven effort at transparency, now seems "driven by personal grudge and reckless releases of information," according to this critique by Backchannel's Sandra Upson. The group's rigid "claim to radical transparency" endangers "potentially millions of private individuals caught up in the leaks" while its uncurated files are rife with dangerous malware .

Source: Backchannel

Posted on: August 19, 2016