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BP and Bank of America are Wikileaks next U.S. targets.  (Source: The Inquisitr)
Site's founder claims to have exclusive info from bank executive's hard drive

It must be hard for Wikileaks to come to come up with an appropriate second act.  The site aired close to 100,000 confidential documents from the U.S. military and 250,000 classified U.S. State Department diplomatic cables.  The move left the U.S. government scrambling to try to control the damage that leaks had on it.

But 
Wikileaks must come up with an appropriate second act if it hopes to maintain its "Big Brother" global role.  Most of its leaks thus far have focused on targeting America.  It's already embarrassed the U.S. government.  So what could be better than gunning for the U.S. private sector?

The site reportedly is preparing to release a treasure trove of leaked information from a major U.S. bank.  Site founder Julian Assange aired the news in an interview with 
Forbes Magazine on Monday.  

Most believe that his target will be the much-maligned Bank of America.  Last year Mr. Assange in an interview with 
Computerworld reported having "several gigabytes" of data stolen off a Bank of America executive's hard drive.

Shares of Bank of America stock dropped on the New York Stock Exchange this week, as fears that the company could become the next target sunk in.

Another controversial Euro-American corporate giant also has reason to fear.  

BP p.l.c., an English company whose largest division is in the U.S., is reportedly also to be targeting by Mr. Assange's information attacks.  He claimed in the 
Forbes interview to have "lots" of secret BP data, and was merely trying to verify if it was all unique and unreleased.

One has to wonder, though, if the public may be somewhat apathetic to a BP leak after how much the company was lashed in the media following its notorious oil spill.  Nonetheless, the threat dropped BP shares down 2.5 percent on Monday, following the announcement (share prices have since risen back to around their previous trading levels).

Before its efforts to disparage the U.S. government's Middle Eastern war efforts, 
Wikileaks was best known for a leak of information from banking giant Julius Baer, which subsequently sued the site.



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By The Raven on 12/3/2010 10:35:19 AM , Rating: 2
Ok so I need to edit my post.
The CM site is clearly a wikileaks thing. But I still stand by my premise that I would rather know what is going on.

I listen to Fox, CBS, MSNBC and whoever knowing that they are biased and vulnerable to human error. Do I turn them all off? No. I make my own decisions based on the information provided by them all. Is Fox or MSNBC perfect? No. Do I wish either would go away? Certainly not. There is a reason that we have a freedom of the press here. Let's not stifle it because a certain outlet makes us look bad. Did we end up banning Al Jazeera and force them to move their site to another country? I guess they are a terrorist organization because they make people mad with the facts and opinions that they come up with. That sounds like any news organization that I can think of, with the exception of NPR's "everything is fine, move along, there is nothing to see" stance that they take in an effort to be unbiased, which is a bias in and of itself.


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