- A TikTok of a girl getting an abortion is going viral—and the internet is divided Friday 3:06 PM
- FCC proposes $200 million fine for T-Mobile, others over data sharing Friday 3:03 PM
- Which ‘Love is Blind’ couples are still together? Friday 2:01 PM
- Review: ‘The Invisible Man’ reboot is thrilling but basic Friday 1:25 PM
- Sex workers speak out after OnlyFans leak Friday 1:21 PM
- Normani addresses Camila Cabello’s racist social media posts Friday 1:07 PM
- Mike Huckabee’s defense of Trump’s coronavirus response will make you nauseous Friday 12:06 PM
- Gmail’s email filtering may affect what candidate emails you are seeing Friday 11:08 AM
- Woman shares aftermath of domestic abuse: ‘This is only to raise awareness’ Friday 10:40 AM
- Skai Jackson gets restraining order against Bhad Bhabie after death threat Friday 10:19 AM
- Taylor Swift shades Scooter Braun in ‘The Man’ video Friday 10:15 AM
- Porn stars are lining up behind Bernie Sanders Friday 10:10 AM
- YouTube mom says she ‘beat’ her 2-year-old daughter for ruining her makeup kit Friday 10:02 AM
- Ajit Pai’s net neutrality victory lap comes as his own repeal is under review Friday 9:20 AM
- Alissa Violet is in Italy—and fans are worried she’ll get coronavirus Friday 9:19 AM
Wikileaks returns with “The Spy Files”
After suspending operations last month, Wikileaks is not only accepting new submissions again but also releasing files that reportedly outline the growth of the global spy industry.
Wikileaks said Thursday it will begin accepting new submissions of confidential documents.
The announcement came as part of the unveiling of a new submission system designed to address security concerns, which had prevented the organization from accepting new, leaked files for more than a year.
Wikileaks also released a report that purports to show how new technologies make it easier for governments to track people. The study documents the increase in the trade of surveillance products following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
“Who here has an iPhone?” Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange asked attendees of the London press conference. “Who here has a Blackberry? Who here uses Gmail? Well you are all screwed. … The reality is intelligence contractors are selling right now to countries across the world mass-surveillance systems for all of those products.”
Wikileaks began publishing “The Spy Files,” a trove of 287 files and thousands of pages, on Thursday. The whistle-blowing website claims that the files outline the growth of the global spy industry and uncontrolled, mass spying on people throughout the world.
Thursday’s announcement seems to breathe new life into Wikileaks. In October, the group said it would suspend publication until it could obtain new funds. The press conference did not make it clear if—or where—Wikileaks had obtained new funding from.
Photo by stiksa
Dave Copeland is a tech reporter whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and ReadWrite. He teaches journalism at Bridgewater State University.