Faltava um tópico para falar sobre a WikiLeaks, o site que está na berra. ;D Tudo porque decidiram publicar milhares de documentos mais ou menos confidenciais e que estão a colocar em polvorosa as relações diplomáticas de países por todo o mundo. Aqui ficam algumas notícias de introdução:
[size=14pt][b]Secret US Embassy Cables[/b][/size]
Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.
The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.
The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.
The cables show the extent of US spying on its allies and the UN; turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in “client states”; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the measures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them.
This document release reveals the contradictions between the US’s public persona and what it says behind closed doors – and shows that if citizens in a democracy want their governments to reflect their wishes, they should ask to see what’s going on behind the scenes.
Every American schoolchild is taught that George Washington – the country’s first President – could not tell a lie. If the administrations of his successors lived up to the same principle, today’s document flood would be a mere embarrassment. Instead, the US Government has been warning governments – even the most corrupt – around the world about the coming leaks and is bracing itself for the exposures.
The full set consists of 251,287 documents, comprising 261,276,536 words (seven times the size of “The Iraq War Logs”, the world’s previously largest classified information release).
The cables cover from 28th December 1966 to 28th February 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.
Groups to contact for comment
How to explore the data
Search for events that you remember that happened for example in your country. You can browse by date or search for an origin near you.
Pick out interesting events and tell others about them. Use twitter, reddit, mail whatever suits your audience best.
For twitter or other social networking services please use the #cablegate or unique reference ID (e.g. #66BUENOSAIRES2481) as hash tags.
15, 652 secret
Iraq most discussed country – 15,365 (Cables coming from Iraq – 6,677)
Ankara, Turkey had most cables coming from it – 7,918
From Secretary of State office - 8,017
According to the US State Departments labeling system, the most frequent subjects discussed are:
External political relations – 145,451
Internal government affairs – 122,896
Human rights – 55,211
Economic Conditions – 49,044
Terrorists and terrorism – 28,801
UN security council – 6,532
EUA pressionaram China a impedir passagem de material norte-coreano
WikiLeaks: Líder Supremo do Irão tem cancro terminal
Wikileaks: China aposta na reunificação das Coreias
Próximo alvo da WikiLeaks vai ser grande banco norte-americano
WikiLeaks promete revelar segredos do Vaticano
WikiLeaks: Washington e Londres temem que material nuclear do Paquistão passe para terroristas
Entretanto como seria de esperar comecam as primeiras reaccões em grande escala:
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Wednesday 1 Dec, 2010
China, one of the biggest Internet policers, took no chances with the latest online sensation and blocked the WikiLeaks website Wednesday amid potentially embarrassing claims made in leaked US diplomatic memos posted there.
Attempts to access wikileaks.org and cablegate.wikileaks.org were met with a notice saying the connection had been reset, or were diverted the user to popular Chinese search engine Baidu. That’s the standard response when the connection to an overseas-based website has been cut.
The US Embassy memos — called cables, though they are mostly encrypted electronic communication — contain some frank talk about and attributed to Chinese figures and their North Korean allies.
In one, a Chinese diplomat is quoted describing North Korea as a “spoiled child” for attempting to win US attention with a provocative missile test.
China’s representative to six-nation disarmament talks, meanwhile, is described by a South Korean diplomat as an “arrogant, Marx-spouting former Red Guard who ‘knows nothing about North Korea, nothing about nonproliferation.’”
Another memo reveals details of a Chinese contingency plan for North Korea’s collapse — the existence of which is likely to drive a wedge between the allies at the very least.
The leaks also claimed that leadership of China’s ruling Communist Party directed a cyber-intrusion into Google’s computer systems, and expressed concern over attempts by Iranian front companies to obtain Chinese nuclear technology.
It wasn’t clear when the blocks were imposed, although a vast swath of the Internet is inaccessible behind China’s firewall, including social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Human rights and political dissent-themed sites are also routinely banned, although technologically savvy users can easily jump the so-called “Great Firewall” with proxy servers or other alternatives.
China’s government has taken a low-key approach to the leaks, with the Foreign Ministry saying it would not comment on specific assertions in the cables.
“China takes note of relevant reports. We hope the US side will properly handle the relevant issue. As for the content of the documents, we do not comment on that,” ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the Global Times, a provocative tabloid published by the ruling Communist Party mouthpiece Peoples Daily, labeled the disclosure a “nefarious slander against China.”
It also wondered why the US didn’t block the posting of the leaks, saying that raised questions as to whether it had reached some form of tacit understanding with WikiLeaks.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that WikiLeaks acted illegally in posting the documents. Officials around the world have said the disclosure jeopardises national security, diplomats, intelligence assets and relationships between foreign governments.
The massive leaks were “embarrassing” and “awkward,” but the consequences for American foreign policy should be limited, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.
[size=14pt][b]Interpol emite mandado de captura a fundador do Wikileaks[/b][/size]
A Interpol anunciou ter emitido um mandado internacional de captura em nome de Julian Assange, procurado pela Suécia num inquérito de um caso de “violação e agressão sexual”.
O pedido de detenção para efeitos de extradição, feito pela Suécia, foi recebido em 20 de Novembro pela organização policial internacional, sediada na cidade francesa de Lyon. Julian Assange tinha justamente na terça-feira contactado o Supremo Tribunal da Suécia para contestar o mandado de detenção lançado em seu nome pela justiça sueca neste caso da alegada violação.
Em 18 de novembro, a justiça sueca lançara uma ordem de detenção em nome deste australiano, de 39 anos, para o interrogar “por suspeitas razoáveis de violação, agressão sexual e coerção”, por factos ocorridos em Agosto. O advogado do fundador do site WikiLeaks contestara esta pretensão, mas, depois da sua confirmação na instância de apelo, a única alternativa era o recurso ao Supremo Tribunal.
O site WikiLeaks, especialista na revelação de documentos secretos, começou a publicar 251 mil mensagens da diplomacia dos Estados Unidos, o que gerou a cólera dos dirigentes de Washington e o embaraço de vários governos.