Skip to comments.Anonymous withdraws support for WikiLeaks - Assange teases "Romney" info for $$$ - Gaga goes for tea
Posted on 10/14/2012 10:42:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost another high-profile supporter as Anonymous, the hacking collective, said the whistleblowing site had been ruined by egos.
Anonymous, a loose group of internet hacktivists, has been one of WikiLeaks closest allies during the past two years, launching cyber attacks against the sites opponents and, some claim, becoming a source of its material.
...But leading Anonymous accounts on Twitter, which rallied behind WikiLeaks and Mr Assange despite his legal and financial woes, have now withdrawn their support, decrying the freedom-of-information project as a One Man Julian Assange show.
Calling the split the end of an era, Anonymous tweeted: It was an awesome idea, ruined by egos.
.....WikiLeaks this week erected a banner advertisement asking for donations before allowing visitors to access emails purportedly relating to Mitt Romney, the US presidential candidate, and its other archives. Anonymous described the move as meretricious.
The final straw for the shadowy group, which has also supported the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring while at the same time attacking companies including Sony and News Corp, appears to have been Mr Assanges dinner this week with pop star Lady Gaga.
Thats great for him but not much of our interest, Anonymous said. We are more interested in transparent governments and bringing out documents and information they want to hide from the public.
WikiLeaks responded on Twitter, saying: Thank you for drawing attention to our donation campaign while we have high costs in military courts. Solidarity. The tweet included a link to its donations page.........
(Excerpt) Read more at ft.com ...
"Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, received a visit from singer Lady Gaga at the Ecuadorian embassy while she was in town to promote her perfume."
Lady Gaga posted a photograph of her with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on her website
Lady Gaga visits Julian Assange for dinner at Ecuadorian embassy "Lady Gaga visited Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and the unlikely pair had dinner together last night, it has emerged.
The singer, who had been promoting her new perfume at Harrods next door, was seen leaving the Knightsbridge embassy building dressed all in black and wearing a pointed witchs hat.
The WikiLeaks founder, who is wanted in Sweden over alleged sex attacks on two women, has been holed up there since June and has claimed asylum.........."
She looks like a witch. Is it already Halloween over there?
Oh wait, she dresses like every day is Halloween...
Meanwhile back in the real, adult world:
“(wikileak’s) reply on Twitter included a link to their donation page.”
It’s all about the benjamins.
Just a feeling...but I think in five years....Julian will still be in the Ecuadoran embassy, waiting, and some idiot will have made a successful London musical out of the episode.
Attention whore... and Lady Gaga
No offense meant to you, but link is subscriber-only and I don’t see anything in the excerpt about Romney information.... can you provide?
I guess they’ve closed it. It was open earlier. There was NO information given on Romney, other than Assange’s WikiLeaks site was selling it. I suppose you could give Assange some money to find out what it is. But I expect if it was anything at all, David Axerod would have mentioned it by now.
Those documents include the Global Intelligence Files (GI Files) obtained via the December 2011 hack of security firm Stratfor. On Wednesday, WikiLeaks said it would start releasing 200,000 documents related to the US presidential election. This week, specifically, WikiLeaks published "over 13,734 emails referring to republican(s), Romney, RNC and/or GOP, ranging from 3rd January 2011 to 19th December 2011," the organisation said in a statement......"
More over here Oct 15, 2012
Thanks pooky! :)