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OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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by spiderman on Fri 10th Dec 2010 16:13 UTC
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I believe Wikileaks is part of the CIA counter intelligence program and that the media is unintentionally playing their game.
The "leaks" are not embarrassing to the US government and could be used to justify attacking Iran, looking like they care about Global warming and other stuff that look very suspicious.
Moreover it looks like every western government and corporation tries to increase wikileaks media exposure. I didn't care about Wikileaks before they started threatening and acting against it. They arrested Assange with a terrible timing. They can't be THAT stupid. Even me with my limited intelligence could predict that this would put wikileaks in the front page. And did you ever see any bank refusing to accept cash? Do you really think Visa care about the possibly illegal activities of Wikileaks and would refuse to take cash by the time they investigate? That does not make any sense. They knew it would make Wikileaks massive media exposure and they were looking for it. If the CIA is not behind it then the world has gone freacking stupid.

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RE: Wikileaks - banks and visa
by jabbotts on Fri 10th Dec 2010 19:02 in reply to "Wikileaks"
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The bank account frozen was not with a Swiss bank but with a financial business of some sort which has no bank licensed. There may very well have been some leaning on from the Swiss gov to overcome the finance companies money interest. If money had instead been with a real licensed Swiss bank; money would be happily accepted and "home address" not relevant.

Visa, as an American company may very well not care about the details of the money provided the credits and payments flow the correct directions. I can believe that they would care about US Gov showing up saying "this account is doing illegal stuff, we need you to freeze it". As a US company, your SOL when someone waving an anti-terrorism document in your face. (Judicially signed warrants and just cause.. those are for suckers..)

If Wikileaks and Assange are really fronts for a CIA information warfare ops then it's a heck of a job they've pulled off. Personally though, I think it fall far closer to the "how do we stop Wikileaks" military document that was leaked a year or more ago. It stated "take out it's credibility" which, since they can't discredit the submission system, seems to focus on every other aspect they can brand with doubt.

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RE: Wikileaks
by bnolsen on Sat 11th Dec 2010 04:59 in reply to "Wikileaks"
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"I believe Wikileaks is part of the CIA counter intelligence program and that the media is unintentionally playing their game."

I used to work in this environment. You give them waaaaay too much credit. These security freaks are anything *but* innovative. Never ever give them credit for anything clever.

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financial 'system'
by sPAZbEAT on Wed 15th Dec 2010 16:39 in reply to "Wikileaks"
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somewhere i read assange transcript in which he said that wl plan (planned?) to leak files of financial businesses. But even if the business is/was Visa, I don't think Visa is that *reliably* agile (328th left of 156st foot doesn't know what the 6370th elbow behind the 964th ventricle is doing).

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