Monday, April 1, 2019

The Whistleblower: Julian Assange

The Whistleblower Julian AssangeJulian Assange is one of the most famous whistleblowers since 2006. Assange is an Australian citizen and the leader of a root word that attacks the secret scrolls of governments by leaking them. In fact, he managed to leak confidential selective knowledge and data about global financial transactions between unlike countries and organizations as well as secret operations regarding military and policies. He also founded WikiLeaks as a website where whistleblowers and hackers could have the ability to put stolen information about organizations without having to mention their real identities. The website as well as Assange started to polish off fame in most of the houses all over the earth since Chelsea Manning contributed in the escapism of data about the American army. Furthermore, hackers were fitted to put on WikiLeaks a impression about shooting Iraqi citizens, who were non armed, by helicopters that belonged to the fall in States. This vid eo was named verificatory Murder. Since then, the name of Julian was mentioned in many field including poisonous wastes thrown near Cote dIvoire along with operations and procedures regarding detention in Guantanamo Bay. Christodoulou, holly. (2017, February 8).In 2010, whistleblowers on WikiLeaks were adequate to(p) to inflammation more than two meter documents regarding diplomatic cables. They managed to get these documents from a source without an identity. In addition, these documents were leaked and released after the outflank of Collateral Murder video and the documents related to Iraqi and Afghani Wars in 2010. Both documents exceeded more than four thousand documents. It is said that the leakage of much(prenominal) information and data came from a source that belonged to Bradley Manning. As a affaire of fact, Manning is an analyst who used to work in the American Army Intelligence. However, he was imprisoned later. A lot of people ask about whether WikiLeaks was able to release confidential documents before or non. In fact, the answer for such(prenominal) question is yes. In order to succeed in leaking all these amounts of information, WikiLeaks has passed by means of three set ups directly after being created. It is worth mentioning that the first stage involved the release of documents regarding Kenya about eight eld ago. During this period, the responsible persons of the website and its oversight worked according to a wiki model. This model provided readers and loggers with the ability to put information on the website no division what this information is or these documents are. On the contrary, the website had the authority to visit the kind of documents and whether to accept them or not. The second stage, through which WikiLeaks moved, included the release of Collateral Murder seven years ago. As a matter of fact, a lot of political organization took that video really hard since it was considered as a political declaration of the br utality of the United States policies. This video was released in order to show and clarify a certain opinion, not in order to inform public about such aspire of view. Finally, the third stage included the release of diplomatic documents and labels. This stage is fortuity right now. WikiLeaks managed to have connections and strong relationships with organizations in the field of media and news to be able to collect, analyze and publish political documents through using organise ways instead of throwing such diplomatic cables on the internet or implementing them as a source to show a certain opinion. Zittrain, J. (2010). turn Julian and other whistleblowers believe that people all over the world are in deep need of WikiLeaks, the governmental authorities and organizations retrieve the opposite. In fact, Assange thinks that these leakages of documents force the governments to be more open and not to spread over any secrets. In addition, they encourage those political organization s to respect the public and their silence along with showing that they are clear and honest. It has to be taken into attachment the fact that WikiLeaks was an anonymous unknown website unless it succeeded in the release of videos like Collateral Murder and Baghdad Airstrike videos. Unfortunately, Baghdad video was released by the website seven years ago and talked about the murder of two reporters, who used to work in Reuters, by American military forces. On the other side, the case is different for the United States. Officials in the American government had the desire to accuse Assange of perfidy and espionage since he has released private confidential diplomatic cables regarding Pentagon. Actually, the American government believed in the idea that these documents have resulted in the destruction of its national security and unconnected affairs with other powerful countries. The WikiLeaks impact the American stock journal. (2016).As for how the United States responded to the se leakages, it resorted to the policy of power in order to force WikiLeaks and Assange to birth back the hacked documents just after the release of diplomatic cables regarding the Afghani War. Moreover, it started along with the British government to condemn these actions because they thought they could lead to the destruction of peoples lives and their privacy. Moreover, a lot of authorities thought these documents to be very sensitive since it moved(p) a lot of top secret political problems and situations. Universities also in the United States have warned their students not to enter WikiLeaks, read any document or put any data in order not to expose their lives to danger. Finally, it is worth mentioning that governments must be very careful art object dealing with confidential documents and secure them well so that they could be able to avoid any kind of hacking or any whistleblower who magnate think of leaking them. Karhula, P. (2012).References Karhula, P. (2012). What is the effect of WikiLeaks for freedom of information? Retrieved February 15, 2017, from IFLA, http//www.ifla.org/publications/what-is-the-effect-of-wikileaks-for-freedom-of-informationThe WikiLeaks impact the American business journal. (2016). Retrieved February 15, 2017, from The American Business Journal, http//www.abjusa.com/features/features_apr_may_11/the_wikileaks_impact_don_t_shoot_the_messenger.htmlZittrain, J. (2010). Everything you need to know about Wikileaks. Retrieved February 15, 2017, from https//www.technologyreview.com/s/421949/everything-you-need-to-know-about-wikileaks/Christodoulou, holly. (2017, February 8). Who is Julian Assange and why is the WikiLeaks founder wanted by Sweden? Retrieved February 15, 2017, from THE SUN, https//www.thesun.co.uk/news/2188164/who-is-julian-assange/

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