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Hacker Group Claims Responsibility For Cyber Attack, Promising Much More To Come

Joshua Yasmeh, The group of hackers that effectively shut down the internet Friday are now saying that there’s more on the way, and that Friday was just phase one. The relatively unknown group, self-identified as “New World Hackers,” already claimed responsibility for the massive attack on Twitter, although third-party internet security sources have yet to verify this claim. In

Ecuador ordered Assange’s internet cut off to tilt election toward Clinton #Wikileaks

The news that the Ecuadorean government purportedly cut WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet access, hours after the hacker group released another trove of damaging emails about U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton, could spell a reversal in relations between Quito and Washington. Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 2012

Ecuador cuts Julian Assange’s internet access: WikiLeaks

Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Monday that its founder Julian Assange’s internet was shut down by the government of Ecuador, deflecting blame from the U.S. or British governments which have sparred with Assange for releasing sensitive material. “We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5 pm GMT, shortly after publication of (Hillary)

WikiLeaks says Assange’s internet link was severed by ‘state party’

WikiLeaks said Monday that its founder Julian Assange’s internet link was severed by a “state party” and that “appropriate contingency plans” were activated. The website’s announcement came hours after it published three cryptic tweets. The messages referenced Ecuador, Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Office. Each tweet was matched with

Podesta takes swipe at Assange, As WikiLeaks continues to release more emails

Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta is firing back at Julian Assange as his WikiLeaks group releases hacked emails from Podesta and others close to Clinton — including a new batch Saturday — that have been an embarrassing distraction for the Clinton campaign. “I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the

World Bank reports nearly 80 million people could slide into poverty

Natural catastrophes and changing climate could have devastating effects on cities in developing countries, the World Bank has said. As a result, over 77 million people could slide into poverty. Out of 7.5 billion people in the world, more than 1 billion – or one in seven people – live on less than $1.25 (1.13

10 years on, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange as controversial as ever

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, anonymous whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks can look back on a decade that saw it turn classified documents into global headlines and inspire a host of copycat leaks. But with founder Julian Assange hiding in Ecuador’s London embassy to evade rape allegations and critics accusing the site of being manipulated by

WikiLeaks mum on source of damaging DNC emails, says real issue is proof Sanders ‘sabotaged’

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, on Sunday declined to say whether Russia was connected to the cache of damaging Democratic National Committee emails his group released before the start of the party’s convention. Assange cited confidentiality of sources, telling NBC’s “Meet the Press” that revealing who hacked into DNC computers, then leaked the roughly

Zika, Abortion, and Population Control: The Hype and the Real Danger

Megan Toombs,  The Zika virus has caused massive concern bordering on panic across a significant portion of the globe. Women are worried sick that their children could be born with birth defects, worries that are being heightened by some health agencies’ advice to avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak. But if experts are advising women

The Big Ones: Scientist Warns Up To 4 Quakes Over 8.0 Possible Under ˜Current Conditions’

A total of 38 volcanoes are currently erupting around the world, making conditions ripe for seismic activity in the Pacific area. Sunday’s devastating earthquake in Ecuador might just be the beginning, according to a seismologist who says that current conditions in the Pacific Rim could trigger at least four quakes with magnitudes greater than 8.0.

Ecuador vice president says powerful earthquake kills 77, more than 570 injured

QUITO, Ecuador –  The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, officials said Sunday at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured and the damage stretched for hundreds of miles to