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It is claimed that leaked documents show the US Army felt sufficiently threatened by security breaches on Wikileaks that it considered ways it might wreck the site. A 2008 report by the Army Counterintelligence Center, classified Secret, calls for a mole hunt and prosecutions to undermine potential sources' trust in Wikileaks …

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WTF?

"obscurification technology" !

They even invent new words in the report. I'm sure it's called 'obfuscation' over here.

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"obscurification"?

I now understand why the US Military's so keen on dealing out death to other people.

It's obviously too good for them.

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Delicoiusly ironic..

..that this very document was leaked.

I can't believe someone wrote a long report to say what could be said in about 2 sentences.

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Grenade

Speaking as a British soldier ...

... I say fuck the US Army. Wikileaks is one of the few tools we have to keep the powerful and unaccountable in check, and exposing this kind of thing is GOOD if it means it won't happen again.

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FISS

"Will foreign organizations such as FISS,"

By that I take it they mean

http://www.inlinespeed.co.uk/

Jihad at speed on ice, whatever next???

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Anonymous Coward

Just file a UK Filter Notice under Mandy's bill

File a copyright notice in the UK, your Army lawyer will demand ISPs block the website. The ISP has no budget or wish to challenge the army in court, so they will cave at the first threat.

Thus UK will never be able to see Wikileaks ever again. Even all the illegal nasty stuff that is normally protected by whistleblowers, will be blocked because Wikileaks is blocked.

This is what happens when you may one entity liable (ISPs) for a claim against someone else (Wikileaks).

And this is why Mandy's bill must be canned immediately.

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Big Brother

Not suprising

What does suprise me is that they are not using this to spread disinformation. it's the perfect forum for it.

It's what I would do.

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Black Helicopters

@ Not suprising

Tell me..... What makes you think they are not?

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Big Brother

Spread disinformation?

Who said they aren't?

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If they stop people going to wikileaks ...

... they will have no idea what is being leaked.

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Anonymous Coward

How unlike the US Army

to unleash the full might of the military-industrial complex on a much less capable foe. Oh, wait...

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Grenade

Go go US army

Moles shouldn't expect to be able to expose others without being exposed themselves. There are proper ways to deal with injustice / malpractice within any organisation, whistleblowing should be a last resort.

Wikileaks lack moral principles as they have leaked information from organisations and about persons whom have done no wrong, and leaked information which relates to ongoing National Security issues.

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Big Brother

Ah -National Security

The most used idea of the USA, to prevent the peasants from knowing the truth about the blunders, corruption etc. that their Government engage in .

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Well, let me play devil's advocate for people desiring to be responsible

...and for people desiring to hold people responsible for their being truly irresponsible with information they've been entrusted with.

...Oh wait, I may well be playing to a deaf audience, there. Cheers.

MIne's the one with the label that reads, "Nomex"

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Black Helicopters

In the USA

Whistle-blowers -- people who expose unlawful, unethical or in some cases harmful actions by employers or organizations -- are to some extend protected by law. It is natural that classified or sensitive information should be held dear by those organizations who generate or use it, and if they want it to remain secret, they can and should act -- as the laws allow -- to keep it so. Other countries may not be so limited in what they can do.

"Isn't it true you've been saying Comrade Chernenko acts like he's dead?"

"He acts like it!"

"Yes -- but that's a State Secret!"

The whole Internet is a source of uncorroborated and fabricated information, some of which may indeed contain secrets *someone* wants kept out of view. Wikileaks is not immune. So can comic books. Where do we stop chasing the will o' the whisp?

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