• December 30, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko  

    It was a year of earthquakes and volcanoes, floods and toxic spills, but 2010 also saw thwarted terrorist attacks and the joyous release of 33 miners in Chile from the Earth’s rocky depths. Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010  

    In other news Tuesday, a judge in Britain granted bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite protests from Swedish authorities who want to question him in connection with alleged sex crimes there. Also in Bangladesh, a fire tore through a clothing factory, killing at least 27 and injuring over 100. Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange was freed from jail Tuesday on $310,000 bail and under strict security rules set down by a British court. Prosecution lawyer Gemma Lindfield announced prosecutors would appeal the decision to grant bail, but didn’t give reasons. … Continue reading

  • December 13, 2010  

    Gawker Media, one of the web’s largest publishers, was hacked over the weekend and information for about 1.3 million users was made public. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan about the cyber attack and what it means for personal security online. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2010   BY Mike Melia  

    A group of hackers from around the globe has launched coordinated attacks in support of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. The attacks have targeted organizations, such as MasterCard, and individuals, including a Swedish prosecutor, who have taken action against … Continue reading

  • December 8, 2010  

    WikiLeaks has become the target of hackers who oppose its latest release of secret government documents, but some supporters are waging cyber attacks against individuals and companies — including MasterCard, PayPal and a Swiss bank — that have severed ties with the controversial site. Spencer Michels has more. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    WikiLeaks’ supporters are striking back at those hampering the controversial site. According to the New York Times: Targets included, which stopped processing donations for WikiLeaks;, which revoked server space from the group; the online payment service PayPal, which … Continue reading

  • December 7, 2010  

    The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is just one of the many problems he and his secrets-exposing website now face as the U.S. explores possible prosecution on espionage charges. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Smith, former CIA general counsel, and Abbe Lowell, who has defended clients on espionage charges. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2010  

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange turned himself into Scotland Yard Tuesday, but his lawyers vowed to continue fighting extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual-assault charges. Kwame Holman has more on the arrest and the threat of prosecution of the U.S. government. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2010   BY Chris Amico  

    In the week since WikiLeaks began releasing a trove of diplomatic cables, the site has been attacked by hackers and senators, been kicked off Amazon’s cloud-hosting platform, lost its main U.S.-hosted domain name but still managed to stay afloat, hopping … Continue reading

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