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WikiLeaks, condemned by the U.S. government for posting secret data leaked by insiders, may have used music- and photo-sharing networks to obtain and publish classified documents, according to a computer security firm.
Tiversa Inc., a company based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, has evidence that WikiLeaks, which has said it doesn’t know who provides it with information, may seek out secret data itself, using so-called “peer-to-peer” networks, Chief Executive Officer Robert Boback claimed. He said the government is examining evidence that Tiversa has turned over.
Originally posted by MemoryShock
I have a rough time believing that Manning would be kept in such conditions (23 hours isolation?) if there wasn't something there...despite the idea that I think the punishment is too harsh...
And perhaps torrents was a way for people to post the information for Wiki access...
Not enough information...per the usual...
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
The fault has to lie with whoever placed those files in any of the P2P services being mentioned, not with the receiver who is only downloading them from their. I suppose there might be some TOS violations but that tends to be a civil matter and not criminal.
The real question is, who uploaded those classified docs to a file-sharing or P2P service. That's where the fault lies and not with Wikileaks.
Originally posted by youdidntseeme
This is correct, unless it is determined that wikielaks actively searched for the files and encouraged or directed the files to be uploaded for them to, in turn, download and acquire. If wikileaks solicited for the info, then some fault will also lie with them.
Originally posted by pianopraze
So they are going to try to allege that a journalist can not do internet research to find information now?
The slope is getting slipperier all the time.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Mannings incarceration is not isolated to just himself. The brig he is being held at, The Marine brig in Quantico, uses the exact same rules for any person in their custody, as mannings lawyer has confirmed time and again. Can we stop trying to makie it out that manning is being abused / tortured / mistreated and attempting to link that to his charges please?
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by MemoryShock
...and we happen to live in the real world and not the land of fairytails and make believe. He is charged with a crime, and is in pretrial detention. Mannings Lawyer has commented on his conditions, and he completely contradicts arguments made about his "deplorable" conditions.
At what point has society degraded to the point that anyone other than the people who break laws should be punished? He is militry, and knew full well what the consequences are for the actions he is accused of committing, including conditions inside of military detention facilities as well as federal military prisons, since they are required to be familiar with the UCMJ.
Save the violin and tears would you please.