Posts Tagged ‘leaks’
State Police claim they have arrested the “the promoter” and some leading figures of the Italian cell of “Anonymous”, the hacker group. So far no names have been released. Read more
It is difficult to get in to see the imprisoned Bradley Manning, who is currently kept in chains as though he were a wild animal. However David House regularly sets out for the military prison holding the diminutive (5ft 2in) US army private. House, a 23-year-old computer researcher friend from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, leaves Boston every couple of weeks on a Friday afternoon after work: “I immediately run home and grab my army rucksack, throw in a bunch of socks and loose clothing, hop on an Amtrak train to Washington DC. It’s a seven to eight hour train ride.” Read more
US diplomats have reported startling suspicions that Silvio Berlusconi could be “profiting personally and handsomely” from secret deals with the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, according to cables released by WikiLeaks. Exasperated by Berlusconi’s pro-Russian behaviour, American embassy staff detail allegations circulating in Rome that the Italian leader has been promised a cut of huge energy contracts. The two men are known to be personally close, but this is the first time allegations of a financial link have surfaced.
Hillary Clinton’s state department in Washington sent a special request to the Rome embassy this year, asking for extra intelligence-gathering on the allegations about the men: “What personal investments, if any, do they have that might drive their foreign or economic policies?”. References to Berlusconi’s “financially enriching relationship” originated both from members of his own political party and from the hostile government of Georgia, according to the leaked cables.