A US District Court has denied a motion (Loislaw $) by WikiLeaks supporters Jacob Appelbaum (ioerror), Birgitta Jonsdottir (birgittaj), and Rop Gonggrijp (rop_g) (collectively, petitioners) to vacate a sealed order (Twitter Order) issued under the Stored Communications Act (SCA) (Loislaw $). The Twitter Order required Twitter, Inc. to turn over to the United States subscriber…

Fox News, PC World, and Forbes all report that Anonymous, the hacker group, has released emails from Balboa Insurance. Bank of America acquired Balboa as part of its Countrywide acquisition. Anonymous claims the emails prove that Balboa purposefully altered documents so that the information did not match the bank’s loan information. Altering this information would…

According to USA Today, Bank of America (BofA) denies that it ever saw the presentation prepared by three data intelligence firms. If BofA’s statement is correct, then that means that the three security firms and possibly the law firm Hunton & Williams were responsible for the preparation of the presentation. The NYT reports that BofA…

Reuters is reporting that sources close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange state that Assange has said privately that he is unsure if the banking documents contain any damaging information. The Tech Herald and Security Magazine report on a presentation given to Bank of America by Palantir Technologies, Berico Technologies and HBGary regarding options to counter…

The Guardian reports that the latest release by WikiLeaks of diplomatic cables show U.S. officials think that Saudi Arabia is overpromising on its capacity to supply oil. The actual cable are reporduced on the Guardian website here, here, here, and here. According to the cables, Sadad al-Husseini, a geologist and former head of exploration at…

The Center for Public Integrity reports has an interesting take on WikiLeaks from the Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins. Ms. Watkins states that she doesn’t trust the Securities and Exchange Commission to handle tips from company insiders, instead she would probably instead take information to an organization like WikiLeaks. The Independent reports that Secretary of State…