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US Government Conflates Media Outlet Wikileaks with Cyber-Criminals and 'Hacktivists'


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US Government Conflates Media Outlet Wikileaks with Cyber-Criminals and 'Hacktivists'

Jon Queally, staff writer

In what transparency advocates and defenders of free speech see as a troubling development, the Obama administration on Wednesday released a multi-agency "strategy"—designed to combat cyber-crime and foreign espionage—which makes unsettling comparisons to the work of the government and corporate whistleblower media outlet Wikileaks to criminal hacking syndicates.