Freedom of information: A double-edged sword?
Oct 25, 2011
Reuters | Thursday November 27, 2014
Sigurdur ThordarÂsÂson's plea is the latest twist in the saga of Wikileaks, which released thousands of secret US embassy cables in 2010 and 2011.
World | Reuters | Tuesday February 4, 2014
Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Google on Monday began publishing details about the number of secret government requests for data they receive, hoping to show limited involvement in controversial U.S. surveillance efforts.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 29, 2013
The US National Security Agency has collected sensitive data on key telecommunications cables between Europe, north Africa and Asia.
Wednesday November 13, 2013
Many city planners are convinced that old-timey cars tethered to overhead electric cables or their updated descendants futuristic and low-slung ignite economic development in a way that buses cannot, and with a whiff of romance
World | Reuters | Sunday November 3, 2013
The Guardian said methods included tapping into fibre optic cables and working covertly with private telecommunications companies.
World | Reuters | Friday September 13, 2013
The server used by pro-transparency organisation WikiLeaks when it released secret documents in 2010 about the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a massive trove of diplomatic cables was sold for $33,000 on Thursday.
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday June 22, 2013
Britain's intelligence services are tapping cables that carry the world's phone calls and Internet traffic and are gathering vast amounts of data, according to leaked documents from US ex-intelligence technician Ed Snowden, who faces spying charges i...
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 22, 2013
Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has gained secret access to fibre-optic cables carrying global Internet traffic and telephone calls, rogue US intelligence technician Ed Snowden has told The Guardian.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday April 12, 2013
An offer to sell uranium pilfered from India's nuclear facilities by a businessman claiming to be a relative of a Nepalese diplomat set off a flurry of mails between US missions in late 1973.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 9, 2013
Defence Minister AK Antony was "one of the only" leaders apart from Priyaranjan Dasmunsi who "flatly criticised" Sanjay Gandhi during 1976 All India Congress Committee (AICC) session in Guwahati during Emergency when Mr Gandhi's political graph was o...
India | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Monday April 8, 2013
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi may have operated as a middleman for a Swedish firm that hoped to sell fighter jets to India, US diplomats said in the 70s in cables sent from Delhi to Washington DC.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 23, 2013
The prospect of a crippling economic sanction, "improving" electoral chances and his "desire" to be noted as the architect of India's economic revolution might have prevented the then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao from going for nuclear tests in the w...
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 7, 2011
American officials knew for a very long time that the ISI had created various terrorist groups, including those based out from Nepal, to carry out attacks in India including the 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast, according to the latest US cables released by W...
World | Associated Press | Tuesday September 6, 2011
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange blasted the Guardian on Tuesday, saying the British paper's "negligence" in publishing an encryption key to uncensored files forced his organization's hand in publishing the secret U.S. diplomatic memos.
Wikileaks Revelations | Press Trust of India | Monday September 5, 2011
Moderate Hurriyat Conference leaders were privately in favour of hanging Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru if he was guilty but felt that he did not get adequate representation during parts of his trial, leaked US diplomatic cables have claimed.
Wikileaks Revelations | Associated Press | Monday September 5, 2011
It was meant to be a strictly-managed release, carefully censored to avoid putting innocents at risk and tailored for maximum media exposure. But by Thursday WikiLeaks' release of some 250,000 US diplomatic cables had turned into a massive online doc...
World | Associated Press | Wednesday August 31, 2011
The WikiLeaks website crashed in an apparent cyberattack after the accelerated publication of tens of thousands of once-secret State Department cables by the anti-secrecy organisation raised new concerns about the exposure of confidential US embassy ...
Wikileaks Revelations | NDTV Correspondent | Monday May 30, 2011
The F-16 fighter aircraft, which America sold to the Pakistan Air Force, and recently tried to sell to India, has been a relationship spoiler all round. Pakistan complains that American sanctions held back many F-16s that had already been paid for. India complains that Pakistan will use the F-16s ag...
Wikileaks Revelations | NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday May 25, 2011
Jamaat ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed tops the list of India's most-wanted men for masterminding the 26/11 Mumbai attacks of 2008. Today, Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, who has pleaded guilty to laying the ground work for the Mumbai terror attacks, testified in a US court, exposing the role of...
World | NDTV Correspondent | Friday May 20, 2011
In June 2009, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Russia on the sidelines of a six-nation summit. Their first meeting after 26/11. A few days later, Zardari told the then US National Security Advisor General James Jones that Singh was "an excellent economi...