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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > US Government Bypassed Constitution to Reach Wikileaks

US Government Bypassed Constitution to Reach Wikileaks

US Government Bypassed Constitution to Reach Wikileaks

Added: Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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The American government has apparently sacrificed its constitution in order to obtain a secret court order enabling it to harass a WikiLeaks volunteer.

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Eric Holder, Attorney General, has said that the United States is currently pursuing an active criminal investigation of WikiLeaks. Consequently, the authorities have forced Google and Internet service provider Sonic.net to turn over data from the email accounts of Jacob Appelbaum, one of the WikiLeaks volunteers.

According to the papers found by the Wall Street Journal, Sonic has made an attempt to fight the government’s order, but lost and was made to turn over data. Dane Jasper, Sonic’s CEO, claimed that the authorities demanded only the email addresses of people Mr. Appelbaum contacted with during the past couple years, not the full content of emails. The search engine and Sonic tried to notify Appelbaum about the secret court orders, but were blocked.

28-year-old Jacob Appelbaum hasn’t been charged with any felony, and it looks like the investigators suspected that some of his friends could be involved in Wikileaks. In other words, the authorities hoped his emails could lead them to someone who made the United States look mean in front of the known world.

The data in question was seized under the former Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which was found out to violate the American Constitution’s 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable seizures and searches. The legislation has been around before the web, but it seems now to be the authorities’ weapon of choice.

In fact, the right in question is a very important part of American history, because most of the US founders appeared to be smugglers that didn’t like the way the English could simply stop and search them. In other words, historians believe that the whole revolution was made up by American businessmen refusing paying for the policing which was bringing enormous profits.

Here and now, the fact that the American government chucked this law out in its attempt to deal with WikiLeaks after it had released a trove of classified cables back in 2010 reveals how miffed the authorities are about the leak. Recently, Microsoft, Google, and AT&T have asked US Congress to update the legislation to demand search warrants in more digital investigations.


By:
SaM
October 13th,2011

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Thursday, October 13th, 2011



Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2011-10-13 14:37:39)
DEMONLORD avatarno surprise there

2
posted by Blocked (2011-10-13 20:00:01)
menahunie avatarmade the United States look mean in front of the world? Who wrote that article?
Wiki Leaks pissed off everybody and when you play with the powers to be; you get it in the end one way or the other.
They even screwed with the nut jobs in the mid east and the soviets and THOSE people have no qualms about killing the people that make them look bad.
So don't go crying for your mommy when you wanted a seat on the stage called REAL LIFE and World Politics. It is a nasty cold and cruel world out there run by very evil people..

3
posted by (2011-10-13 22:44:06)
kingtiger01 avatar@menahunie +1

I agree, Wikileaks did push some buttons, And went WAAAAY past the US Govt.'s Comfort zone...

Although, the only difference between Wikileaks Actions, and past release's by subject groups. Is wikileaks made it public, now the Govt. will play all the shadow games they need to make wikileaks founder and supporters "Disappear"...

Rule's in Politically incorrect Distribution of private media.

1. If you dont have army, dont fight a Government Superpower... You will loose...

4
posted by (2011-10-14 08:45:39)
sybreed avatarI believe we need WikiLeaks to keep the governent in control. It's way out of hand, the people controlling U.S, who act without consequences, same with the banks, insurance, pension companies. They do WHATEVER they want, and there are no consequences of their actions. We the people need to get our heads out of each asses and do something.

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posted by (2011-10-15 12:04:04)
No avatarThe author of this piece, while almost certainly not an American, has little knowledge of US law. For instance the freedom of information act doesnt apply to classified information, and most warrants are secret until they are served...if bad guys know a warrant is being issued, they will hide/destroy evidence or skip town.
Also, your facts are wrong about the revolution and the USA's founders..we wouldn't have been smuggling things in if britain didn't blockade the ports. Furthermore, the 4th amemdment, let alone the constitution, wasnt implemented for several years after england was defeated. So it had nothing to do with the english performing searches of american cargo!
Your final contention is also ridiculous, and any historian who would hang their hat to that gross mis-statement are charlatans and dam liars!
lastly, wiki-leaks engaged in criminal acts that jeopardized the lives of countless people...not just american. Assange and wiki-leaks...as well as anybody else who puts our country and people in danger, will learn real quick the consequences of doing such...Ask Bin Laden!

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posted by (2011-10-16 01:24:16)
peachfuzz avatar@ hsrunner:
What if the author is an American? You're right on the warrant info, though. But, you're wrong on the 4th amendment. Why else would that have been added into the Constitution? One day we will have to break away from our government just like our countries founders broke away from England. And WikiLeaks? Only supplying information that should have never been allowed to be concealed in the first place. What if we NEVER exposed the US government (amongst others) for what it does in the shadows? Ever looked into the MK Ultra project? Have a look at what Wikipedia has on that little fumble and then tell me that you trust your government. BTW, did you really compare the author of this piece to a murdering piece of scum like Bin Laden?

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posted by (2011-10-16 23:37:41)
uax4it avatarI did do something i purchased more guns!



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