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196. Report: WikiLeaks Has Insurance File (Suspected of Including BP, Guantanamo Bay)
Edited on Sat Dec-04-10 10:15 PM by Hissyspit
Source: Sunday Times / MSNBC

Report: WikiLeaks has 'insurance' file staff and news service reports
updated 13 minutes ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has circulated across the Internet an encrypted cache of uncensored documents suspected of including files on BP and Guantanamo Bay, The Sunday Times reported.

An "insurance" file has been downloaded from the WikiLeaks site by tens of thousand of supporters, the newspaper reported, meant to trigger a deluge of national and commercial secrets if Assange's activites are curtailed.

Computer experts interviewed by the newspaper said it was unlikely that the U.S. could defeat the encryption in the files. The Sunday Times reported that the U.S. Defense Department said it was aware of the insurance file, which has been available for download since July

Assange is known to possess an aerial video of a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan that killed civilians, BP files and Bank of America documents. It is not clear how WikiLeaks obtained the diplomatic documents, but the U.S. government's prime suspect is an Army private, Bradley Manning, who is in custody on charges of leaking other classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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  -'WikiLeaks WON'T be stopped': Founder reveals 100,000 encrypted versions of secret files have been Turborama  Dec-03-10 11:24 AM   #0 
  - Very smart man. n/t  Autumn   Dec-03-10 11:27 AM   #1 
  - hope they are hidden in his pelican briefs!!!  happygoluckytoyou   Dec-03-10 01:22 PM   #45 
  - I thought that might be the case  dipsydoodle   Dec-03-10 11:32 AM   #2 
  - Even if he were to release info. on banking shenanigans? n/t  RKP5637   Dec-03-10 11:34 AM   #4 
  - Those will be the icing on the cake.  dipsydoodle   Dec-03-10 11:39 AM   #8 
  - Yep, I surely would not mind seeing some of these arrogant greedy banksters  RKP5637   Dec-03-10 11:43 AM   #10 
  - banksters + congressmen ensuring tax cuts for the rich = wikileaks I'd love to soak up  wordpix   Dec-03-10 07:39 PM   #139 
  - I had been thinking that the insurance file was the banking info.  crikkett   Dec-05-10 01:23 PM   #204 
  - Not that  donquijoterocket   Dec-03-10 12:38 PM   #29 
  - Damn. I didn't know about their RepublicOWNED tendencies.  postulater   Dec-03-10 01:35 PM   #51 
  - donquijoterocket  molly77   Dec-03-10 03:51 PM   #98 
  - I think the reason they pulled the plug  rbixby   Dec-03-10 02:55 PM   #87 
  - If Amazon had not have pulled the plug on Assange, Holder would have pulled  Creative   Dec-03-10 04:49 PM   #116 
  - I am boycotting amazon  Scruffy1   Dec-03-10 08:35 PM   #149 
  - Aside from anything else, this is as interesting as any movie I've seen in years.  No Elephants   Dec-03-10 11:34 AM   #3 
  - With the added bonus  dipsydoodle   Dec-03-10 11:37 AM   #5 
  - True, but unfortunately...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-03-10 05:27 PM   #125 
     - Let's hope not.  glinda   Dec-03-10 11:22 PM   #165 
     - he will...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-03-10 11:45 PM   #172 
        - I have an idea  arikara   Dec-04-10 12:23 AM   #179 
           - me too...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-04-10 12:29 AM   #180 
     - Thousands already have  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-03-10 11:23 PM   #166 
        - hundreds of thousands...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-03-10 11:46 PM   #173 
  - Yeah, great show.  bemildred   Dec-03-10 12:01 PM   #13 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Dec-03-10 11:38 AM   #6 
  - color me not surprised...  northernlights   Dec-03-10 11:38 AM   #7 
  - Frankly, I see him as a hero too ... there is a lot of shit going on sometimes and  RKP5637   Dec-03-10 11:46 AM   #11 
  - You say (and so rightly)  truedelphi   Dec-03-10 01:43 PM   #59 
     - Why do we have to be so freaking arrogant?  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-03-10 11:29 PM   #168 
  - Yes he did! I also knew of this insurance and 'participated' months ago. n/t  axollot   Dec-03-10 12:49 PM   #32 
  - Somehow I think Obama allowing "going after terrorists" in other Countries no matter who they are  glinda   Dec-03-10 04:57 PM   #117 
     - I completely agree. My other home country Australia has  axollot   Dec-04-10 10:37 AM   #188 
  - +1  get the red out   Dec-03-10 01:48 PM   #60 
  - Absolutely.  vanlassie   Dec-03-10 10:10 PM   #160 
  - Well, there's no guarantee that he won't release them anyways eventually  BenzoDia   Dec-03-10 11:41 AM   #9 
  - On the contrary, what he's saying is this material will be released  EFerrari   Dec-03-10 12:03 PM   #14 
  - Ah I see. I figured he was gonna hold onto these for as long as he's free.  BenzoDia   Dec-03-10 12:24 PM   #21 
     - No. It means if you try to kill him before a file dump the files are still  axollot   Dec-03-10 12:51 PM   #33 
        - That's why they went after the torrent sites?????  dixiegrrrrl   Dec-03-10 05:19 PM   #124 
        - ...that does make perfect sense.  bhikkhu   Dec-03-10 08:19 PM   #145 
        - I'm just connecting dots too but makes sense does it not? That's  axollot   Dec-04-10 10:44 AM   #189 
        - Please excuse my ignorance  kaffy4x4   Dec-04-10 04:43 AM   #183 
           - Wiki is good source for that:  dixiegrrrrl   Dec-04-10 09:40 AM   #187 
           - file sharing that uses a program called 'bit-torrent' (originally there are others)  axollot   Dec-04-10 10:47 AM   #190 
  - Nice edit  NoGOPZone   Dec-03-10 12:27 PM   #23 
     - eh?  BenzoDia   Dec-03-10 12:43 PM   #30 
  - This is the first time I've truly felt hopeful in years.  Gregorian   Dec-03-10 11:51 AM   #12 
  - Glad I'm not the only one. It is the first cracks in what seemed an unstoppable conglomeration  harun   Dec-03-10 12:54 PM   #36 
  - Yes! Time for the curtain to fall! n/t  axollot   Dec-04-10 10:53 AM   #192 
  - THE SHINING  Moonbat2   Dec-03-10 04:21 PM   #110 
  - Whistleblowers in general won't be stopped, too many people are fed up  StarburstClock   Dec-03-10 12:05 PM   #15 
  - Exactly!!! Capitalism only works to benefit the majority "if" well regulated, if not,  RKP5637   Dec-03-10 01:22 PM   #44 
     - RKP5637  molly77   Dec-03-10 04:06 PM   #104 
        - we all drift sometimes  Moonbat2   Dec-03-10 04:25 PM   #112 
        - Thanks for your reply!!! n/t  RKP5637   Dec-03-10 05:16 PM   #122 
  - Who are these 2 f'n women?  elias49   Dec-03-10 12:13 PM   #16 
  - You seriously don't know?  Alcibiades   Dec-03-10 12:52 PM   #34 
     - The two women who are accusing Assange of rape  molly77   Dec-03-10 04:15 PM   #108 
     - Foreskin Assistant?  Nihil   Dec-03-10 04:24 PM   #111 
        - That's exactly how I kept wanting to read that, too.  Systematic Chaos   Dec-04-10 03:37 AM   #182 
  - he is smart, and of course he put something in place like this  katty   Dec-03-10 12:18 PM   #17 
  - Just WOW ! n/t  orbitalman   Dec-03-10 12:19 PM   #18 
  - Hopefully the insurance file has some "smoking gun" type stuff in it....  cbdo2007   Dec-03-10 12:21 PM   #19 
  - just masturbation for his ego?  smiley   Dec-03-10 12:29 PM   #24 
  - bingo.  axollot   Dec-03-10 12:55 PM   #37 
  - They're scared of what he *might* have but what's actually been released so far....  cbdo2007   Dec-03-10 01:06 PM   #40 
  - And the fact that more will be released even if he is killed, makes me think there is something  felinetta   Dec-03-10 02:48 PM   #84 
  - "the worst things we're finding out is that Hillary Clinton called someone a bad name"  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 01:10 PM   #42 
  - laughingliberal  molly77   Dec-03-10 04:12 PM   #107 
  - I haven't seen the film yet, but I think that president was  Goldstein1984   Dec-04-10 12:00 AM   #177 
  - The "nothing important here" meme isn't holding  Bragi   Dec-03-10 08:08 PM   #144 
  - You have not been paying attention to the state dept. cables  ProudDad   Dec-03-10 01:31 PM   #50 
  - Where have you been? Seriously!!..In my view, the most despicable  truth2power   Dec-03-10 02:23 PM   #75 
  - You mean like  Frisbee   Dec-03-10 03:12 PM   #91 
  - As I see it,  Yavapai   Dec-03-10 06:37 PM   #130 
  - You're not paying attention.  byrok   Dec-03-10 06:10 PM   #129 
  - yeah  shanti   Dec-03-10 07:48 PM   #141 
  - You are vastly understating what has already been linked.  tekisui   Dec-04-10 09:12 AM   #185 
  - Going viral is the key.  Crowman1979   Dec-03-10 12:21 PM   #20 
  - As I said last night:  Hissyspit   Dec-03-10 12:26 PM   #22 
  - We need to undo this "national security" state which has created national insecurity ....  defendandprotect   Dec-03-10 12:35 PM   #26 
  - "Threats to their lives" .... no doubt of that ... !!!  defendandprotect   Dec-03-10 12:32 PM   #25 
  - Love me some Assange. K&R.  davidwparker   Dec-03-10 12:36 PM   #27 
  - Ha ha! Fuck LIEberman. I hope his name comes up a lot.  Hardrada   Dec-03-10 12:37 PM   #28 
  - Old news made new. This was the reason for Homeland Security raids  axollot   Dec-03-10 12:45 PM   #31 
  - Why encrypt them if he is going to release them anyway?  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 12:52 PM   #35 
  - I imagine he's letting them know - killing me wont shut it down. That is all.  axollot   Dec-03-10 12:59 PM   #38 
  - I don't know anything about the technical stuff but I've read it's like onion rings  Turborama   Dec-03-10 01:05 PM   #39 
  - It's a Mission Impossible PR stunt  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 01:35 PM   #53 
  - If I were targeted for assignation, I would be  Duval   Dec-03-10 01:17 PM   #43 
  - Yep, the media of today is just a corporate tool and only interested in  RKP5637   Dec-03-10 01:30 PM   #49 
  - You didn't answer my question  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 01:37 PM   #55 
     - Well, it's answered now in #56 and it's been answered before on several sites and in many threads  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 01:40 PM   #57 
     - Your post didn't answer anything n/t  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 01:52 PM   #64 
        - Nothing answers anything for the willfully blind. nt  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 02:07 PM   #70 
        - Of course it did  arikara   Dec-04-10 12:35 AM   #181 
     - Nevermind. nt  14thColony   Dec-03-10 01:50 PM   #62 
     - So if you kill him, he's ensuring that you might also take out innocent bystanders?  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 01:58 PM   #66 
        - In my personal opinion (and that's all it is)  14thColony   Dec-03-10 02:08 PM   #72 
        - That might be the case  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 02:38 PM   #80 
        - I agree with you as to the showmanship aspects of this  14thColony   Dec-03-10 03:22 PM   #97 
        - if you understood what Assange's goal is  northernlights   Dec-03-10 06:42 PM   #132 
        - The powers that be might kill him anyway  daleo   Dec-04-10 06:01 PM   #195 
        - One of the best side effects of Wikileaks is watching authoritarian heads explode while they twist..  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 02:15 PM   #74 
           - Yes, I do so enjoy that.  truth2power   Dec-03-10 07:07 PM   #137 
           - indeed  frylock   Dec-03-10 08:28 PM   #147 
     - I can answer that  Taverner   Dec-03-10 02:24 PM   #76 
     - I'm not sure I understand  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 02:43 PM   #81 
        - Pretty much, yeah  Taverner   Dec-03-10 02:47 PM   #83 
           - So how does a statically-encrypted document bypass this?  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 02:51 PM   #86 
              - Well that's the beauty of the encryption Assange is using  Taverner   Dec-03-10 03:20 PM   #95 
                 - It wouldn't matter even if each byte was encrypted with a different key  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 03:54 PM   #100 
                    - But only AFTER we decrypt it  Taverner   Dec-03-10 03:58 PM   #102 
                       - No they don't. The encrypted files you and I receive are identical  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 04:08 PM   #105 
                          - Yes, but every time he resends the doc, he re-encrypts it  Taverner   Dec-03-10 04:30 PM   #113 
                             - That would mean he would need to release 100,000 different keys or passphrases  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 04:44 PM   #115 
                                - Huh? PGP does that by default!  Taverner   Dec-03-10 05:18 PM   #123 
                                   - Wow, going back over this, I just realized you have no clue what you're talking about  Azathoth   Dec-06-10 04:01 AM   #205 
     - Well, obviously they are encrypted to assure that the data is not...  tex-wyo-dem   Dec-03-10 11:01 PM   #164 
  - It's simple...  ProudDad   Dec-03-10 01:36 PM   #54 
  - So you're saying that Assange is holding the lives of innocent folk hostage  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 01:40 PM   #58 
     - Why not?  ProudDad   Dec-03-10 02:59 PM   #88 
  - Asked and answered many times but just for you:  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 01:38 PM   #56 
  - Asked but apparently not answered  Azathoth   Dec-03-10 01:52 PM   #63 
  - Sorry. Not buying it. Assange would rather release the information in a manner where it can...  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 02:12 PM   #73 
  - Yep, where's the Mike Gravel of today? (n/t)  ProudDad   Dec-03-10 03:02 PM   #90 
  - There's the time element  ProudDad   Dec-03-10 03:01 PM   #89 
  - If you draw it out you afford the time for some people to actually read and analyze it.  glinda   Dec-03-10 11:40 PM   #170 
  - but you see, Mr. Assange is attention-seeking  northernlights   Dec-04-10 01:12 PM   #194 
  - people posting after you are inviting others to look up  truedelphi   Dec-03-10 02:32 PM   #79 
     - In words of one syl ah bull (n/t)  ProudDad   Dec-03-10 05:29 PM   #126 
        - That too.  truedelphi   Dec-03-10 08:04 PM   #143 
  - Let me try. Encrypted, he was able to release 100,000 copies before it was stopped.  Festivito   Dec-03-10 11:56 PM   #175 
  - It is a smart move. If he releases everything now, he has given up some  tekisui   Dec-05-10 11:56 AM   #201 
  - K&R  Shining Jack   Dec-03-10 01:10 PM   #41 
  - Assange is a global patriot  swilton   Dec-03-10 01:22 PM   #46 
  - Scooter Libby hired by WikiLeaks  Mikeystyle   Dec-03-10 01:26 PM   #47 
  - Wouldn't that be surreal?  texastoast   Dec-03-10 02:01 PM   #67 
  - Gotta love it!!!  ProudDad   Dec-03-10 01:30 PM   #48 
  - Yeah, like a broken mast with sails twisting in the wind! n/t  RKP5637   Dec-03-10 01:35 PM   #52 
  - Excellent. I applaud this hero.  Zhade   Dec-03-10 01:49 PM   #61 
  - na na na na na  robinlynne   Dec-03-10 01:55 PM   #65 
  - Am I the only one that feels that..........  usaf-vet   Dec-03-10 02:02 PM   #68 
  - The big corporate guys don't think "we can handle it"  texastoast   Dec-03-10 02:05 PM   #69 
  - That's my feeling too.  truedelphi   Dec-03-10 02:07 PM   #71 
  - How do you figure it could be possible to stop the internet?  Kaleko   Dec-03-10 02:30 PM   #78 
     - Well, here's one scenario: as the media companies that provide the technology  truedelphi   Dec-03-10 02:43 PM   #82 
        - Yes, charging more for access to certain sites is conceivable,  Kaleko   Dec-03-10 03:20 PM   #94 
  - I've been thinking similar. The really big money now feels at risk and the connections  RKP5637   Dec-03-10 02:51 PM   #85 
  - Capitalism almost by definition is a game of confidence  liberation   Dec-03-10 05:35 PM   #127 
  - it's not just the banks, it's the corporate industrial congressional banking SECTreasuryFed complex  wordpix   Dec-03-10 07:47 PM   #140 
  - Maybe he has some of Bush/Cheney's lost cables and notes.  glinda   Dec-03-10 11:44 PM   #171 
  - You nailed it mate. n/t  axollot   Dec-04-10 11:09 AM   #193 
  - Somehow I just feel that we are getting played....  coyote   Dec-03-10 02:29 PM   #77 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-03-10 03:13 PM   #93 
  - Isn't it frowned upon to judge others based on their post count?  Bodhi BloodWave   Dec-03-10 04:20 PM   #109 
  - Probably wouldn't have gotten much attention now if it was just a USA story. nm  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 06:41 PM   #131 
  - Coyote...  truth2power   Dec-03-10 07:29 PM   #138 
  - If you watch how the media does things...  bhikkhu   Dec-03-10 08:32 PM   #148 
  - I think that's a good instinct, coyote. Ask questions. Be skeptical. Especially important as to  Peace Patriot   Dec-03-10 09:28 PM   #155 
     - Just wanted to add that the way they're treating Manning indicates that the war establishment  Peace Patriot   Dec-03-10 09:53 PM   #159 
  - Thanks for the OP. Turborama.  sabrina 1   Dec-03-10 03:12 PM   #92 
  - So in the case of using the insurance file, what is the best method to publish?  LandR   Dec-03-10 03:22 PM   #96 
  - Not a blogger in the world who wouldn't give their eye teeth to be the first one out with it. nt  laughingliberal   Dec-03-10 06:44 PM   #134 
  - I almost hope they arrest him  Ramulux   Dec-03-10 03:54 PM   #99 
  - This is SO impressive... thinkin' ahead !!! n/t  orbitalman   Dec-03-10 03:54 PM   #101 
  - Was this that 1 gigabyte file that they released a while back?  Duer 157099   Dec-03-10 03:59 PM   #103 
  - They also released...  Shining Jack   Dec-03-10 04:59 PM   #118 
  - k&r  madmax   Dec-03-10 04:09 PM   #106 
  - Julian Assange...  Dangerman   Dec-03-10 04:33 PM   #114 
  - The domain name was shut down, but there are new ones....  Autumn Colors   Dec-03-10 05:03 PM   #119 
     - I've gone to the sites BUT  shanti2   Dec-03-10 08:25 PM   #146 
  - Someone said on NPR that if Wikileaks had been around BEFORE Iraq, the war would have been stopped.  mistertrickster   Dec-03-10 05:12 PM   #120 
  - Thanks for ripping the cover off this steaming pile of shit  russspeakeasy   Dec-03-10 05:13 PM   #121 
  - Bravo! K and R  ClayZ   Dec-03-10 05:37 PM   #128 
  - k&r for Assange, hero to the planet. fuck all fascists + their asskissers, some on this thread. n/t  marasinghe   Dec-03-10 06:43 PM   #133 
  - I bet he got some  mstinamotorcity   Dec-03-10 06:49 PM   #135 
  - Kind of like most leaks!  stray cat   Dec-03-10 06:52 PM   #136 
  - K&R Great! nt  snappyturtle   Dec-03-10 07:50 PM   #142 
  - Tell the truth, shame whoever deserves it.  SalmonChantedEvening   Dec-03-10 08:52 PM   #150 
  - K&R....n/t  unkachuck   Dec-03-10 08:56 PM   #151 
  - K&R  Celtic Raven   Dec-03-10 08:57 PM   #152 
  - Witch Hunt on Steroids  NeeDeep   Dec-03-10 09:05 PM   #153 
  - Interesting watch the government and corporations get their undies in a bunch  Thor_MN   Dec-03-10 09:19 PM   #154 
  - I got sick today when I learned that we are supplying the Saudis with  tsuki   Dec-03-10 09:43 PM   #156 
  - Brass ones. Rec. nt  bertman   Dec-03-10 09:44 PM   #157 
  - I hope he got a hold of the JFK files. The public deserves to know the truth.  craigmatic   Dec-03-10 09:47 PM   #158 
  - You have to admire the man  texshelters   Dec-03-10 10:12 PM   #161 
  - Like the freepers used to say...when we found out Bush was spying  Hubert Flottz   Dec-03-10 10:27 PM   #162 
  - So what?  Axle_techie   Dec-03-10 10:28 PM   #163 
  - No-one has been able to crack it open yet, and it's been available to download since July  Turborama   Dec-03-10 11:36 PM   #169 
  - I am hoping there is a second, third and fourth back up plan.  glinda   Dec-03-10 11:55 PM   #174 
  - This is total Cyberpunk!  blackspade   Dec-03-10 11:26 PM   #167 
  - The next war is NOW, and is being fought on the net. /nt  Festivito   Dec-03-10 11:58 PM   #176 
     - We are definately in the warm up stage.  blackspade   Dec-04-10 12:08 AM   #178 
  - Assange would have more credibility if his ego was just a TAD smaller  newtothegame   Dec-04-10 09:06 AM   #184 
  - Your ball is too small  kgnu_fan   Dec-04-10 09:14 AM   #186 
  - They're going to get him in custody. They're going to find out what he knows.  TexasObserver   Dec-04-10 10:49 AM   #191 
  - Report: WikiLeaks Has Insurance File (Suspected of Including BP, Guantanamo Bay)  Hissyspit   Dec-04-10 10:27 PM   #196 
     - This is great news. Gramsci would have heartily approved.  Ruperto31   Dec-04-10 10:27 PM   #197 
     - Why would Bradley Manning have BofA files?  JDPriestly   Dec-04-10 10:27 PM   #198 
     - Why are you assuming they came from Bradley Manning?  Hissyspit   Dec-05-10 02:42 AM   #199 
        - maybe there's a wikileaker in the SEC, Treasury or DOJ?  wordpix   Dec-05-10 12:33 PM   #203 
     - Why doesn't he just release them all NOW?  mainer   Dec-05-10 11:33 AM   #200 
     - truthout! And Bank of America, too!  wordpix   Dec-05-10 12:32 PM   #202 

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