The Panama Papers: Expanding the Divide

The Panama Papers: Expanding the Divide
To put things in perspective, the Panama Papers contain 46 times as much data as WikiLeaks. After receiving the documents, Zeitung contacted Gerard Ryle, the investigative journalist in charge of the ICIJ, and an international collaboration on the …
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The Way of the Hacker
And that's what we've seen over the last two or so weeks – the gradual organization of the silent majority to resist a new type of tyranny, a new type of privatized censorship, a new type of Digital McCarthyism that is being pushed from Washington.”.
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The PM can't escape scrutiny
… come to and are living in the post-WikiLeaks/Snowden times when some of the most secret massive data has been revealed through an obliging media that rewrote the parameters of access to information amid collapsing walls of secrecy and censorship.
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Behind the Panama Papers

Der SPIEGEL
WikiLeaks Germany

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Der Spiegel (lit. "The Mirror") is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg. It is one of Europe’s largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of more than one million.
Der Spiegel is similar in style and layout to American news magazines such as Time or Newsweek. In terms of the breadth and amount of detail in its articles it is comparable to The Atlantic Monthly. It is known in Germany for its distinctive, academic writing style and its large volume—a standard issue may run 200 pages or more. Typically, it has a content to advertising ratio of 2:1.

Der Spiegel has a distinctive reputation for revealing political misconduct and scandals. It merited recognition for this as early as 1950, when the federal parliament launched an inquiry into Spiegel’s accusations that bribed members of parliament had promoted Bonn over Frankfurt as the seat of West Germany’s government.
During the Spiegel scandal in 1962, which followed the release of a report about the possibly low state of readiness of the German armed forces, minister of defence and conservative figurehead Franz Josef Strauß had Der Spiegel investigated. In the course of this investigation, the editorial offices were raided by police while Rudolf Augstein and other Der Spiegel editors were arrested on charges of treason. Despite a lack of sufficient authority, Strauß even went after the article’s author, Conrad Ahlers, who was consequently arrested in Spain where he was on holiday. When the legal case collapsed, the scandal led to a major shake-up in chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s cabinet and Strauß had to stand down. The affair was generally received as an attack on the freedom of the press. Since then, Der Spiegel has repeatedly played a significant role in revealing political grievances and misdeeds, including the Flick Affair.
The Spiegel scandal is now remembered for altering the political culture of post-war Germany and — with the first mass demonstrations and public protests — being a turning point from the old Obrigkeitsstaat (authoritarian state) to a modern democracy.
In 2010, the magazine supported WikiLeaks in publishing leaked materials from the United States State Department, along with The Guardian, The New York Times, El País, and Le Monde.
(Wikipedia)

Behind the Panama Papers
The secrets of diplomacy of the first world power, in the case of the "Cablegate" Wikileaks. The massive … Finally arrived Panama Papers revealed by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
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Clash of the Ignobles: The IMF, the European Commission and the Greek Bailout Saga
“It was a discussion that never got formally off the ground as Germany's finance minister vetoed all discussion on debt relief, debt swaps (which were my compromise proposal), indeed any significant change to the failed program.” As Varoufakis rather …
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Bundestag Inquiry into BND and NSA
WikiLeaks transcript and synopsis of the 45th session of 1st German commission of inquiry; WikiLeaks synopsis of the 43rd session of 1st German commission of inquiry; WikiLeaks synopsis of the 41st session of 1st German commission of inquiry; WikiLeaks …
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Tanzania: Can 'Panama Papers' Help Govt Finally Nab Tax Evaders?
"If you censor more than 99 percent of the documents, you are engaged in 1 percent journalism by definition," WikiLeaks said in a tweet. According to … The Panama Papers comprise some 11.5 million documents leaked to Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung.
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Entrepreneur Experience: The final cut

Entrepreneur Experience: The final cut
The Entrepreneur Experience, an annual event that brings together emerging and seasoned company founders, will take place this Friday and Saturday in Cork. The concept is simple: a group of new entrepreneurs get to pick the brains of 31 experienced …
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Digitised Bank Payments – Their Struggle Saga with Friend FinTech
… proven in 100% confidence level that when it came to the crunch, many countries including Greece, Cyprus & Italy had no choice but to accept rescue terms that affected not only bank bondholders and shareholders – but many thousands of private …
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P2P Lender BorsadelCredito Receives € 1 Million Investment from P101
BorsadelCredito Buon 2016 Milan based BorsadelCredito has received a € 1 million investment from the venture capital group P1o1. BorsadelCredito is an online lender focused on providing access to capital for SMEs in Italy. The company was founded by …
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Hallan el 'torrent' más antiguo de Internet

Hallan el 'torrent' más antiguo de Internet
En Internet ha sido hallado el 'torrent' más antiguo que todavía está siendo compartido por los usuarios. De acuerdo con TorrentFreak, se trata de la versión ASCII de la mítica película 'The Matrix' (1999) que fue creada hace trece años por sus 'fans'.
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Kuba: Wie die Filmpiraterie ohne Internet floriert
Was für Millionen von Internetnutzern zuerst Napster, eDonkey und später BitTorrent wurden, kennt man in Kuba als das "Paquete Semanal". "Es ist zehn oder 15 Jahre her", erinnert sich Oroza, "Ich erinnere mich, dass mein Neffe der erste in unserer …
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複数共有ソフト使用か
しかし、同センターの内部資料によると、昨年1月には「eDonkey」というさらに別の共有ソフトによる外部との通信が確認されていた。データ流出の有無は確認できていないが、同月末に職員に対してファイル共有ソフトの削除を命じる通知が出された。 さらに、同センターは昨年8月 …
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Pide Hollande reformas a la Constitución tras atentados

Pide Hollande reformas a la Constitución tras atentados
El presidente francés, François Hollande, convocó ayer a las dos cámaras del Congreso en el Palacio de Versalles, algo que no sucedía desde hace 160 años. El mandatario anunció la intensificación de los ataques aéreos contra el EI en Siria y pidió una …
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Fed frena especulación con incremento a tasa
… incremento a tasa. Banxico tomará hoy su propia decisión y se espera que emule a su contraparte con un alza; los analistas creen que eso evitará una fuga de capitales hacia mercados de menor riesgo. … El esperado anuncio del Banco de la Reserva …
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Israel establece pena mínima de tres años de prisión para lanzadores de piedras
El parlamento israelí votó en la madrugada del martes una ley que establece una pena mínima de tres años de prisión contra los lanzadores de piedras, indicó la web de la Knesset. La ley, que cuenta con el apoyo del gobierno de Benjamín Netanyahu y fue …
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Faixa Título: o Radiohead entre nós, os downloads, e os tubos de acrílico
Do Napster para o Audio Galaxy, KaZaA, eMule, Oink, Soulseek e infinitos canais do mIRC – ativos até hoje, a propósito – discografias, raridades e arquivos falsos foram despejados nos meus HDs ao longo da adolescência. Gravava CD-Rs, a mixtape da …
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Digital music startup Jamendo runs out of steam, mulls sale

Digital music startup Jamendo runs out of steam, mulls sale
[Luxembourg] Jamendo, a community of free, legal music published with Creative Commons licenses, is actively looking to sell to or merge with another company, TechCrunch Europe has learned. Jamendo CEO Laurent Kratz has confirmed rumors that had …
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Un père de famille condamné pour des milliers d'images pédopornographiques
On se laisse emporter. » Il avait tenté d'expliquer qu'il n'avait pas l'intention de diffuser ce qu'il avait téléchargé. Le parquet a fait entendre un autre son de cloche : « La plateforme eMule est connue pour être une bourse d'échanges. À partir du …
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Kun je echt een boete krijgen voor het gebruik van Popcorn Time?

Kun je echt een boete krijgen voor het gebruik van Popcorn Time?
Helaas werkt Popcorn Time alleen door een torrent te streamen, en die technologie houdt in dat je een video zowel downloadt als uploadt. Hoe het op je scherm verschijnt maakt daar helaas weinig verschil in – je bent nog steeds aan het downloaden.
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IsoHunt.to, The New isoHunt
This caused the archive process to come to a halt. In a notice posted on the site Monday, October 21st, he said, “an effort to archive links prior to the shutdown would not make much difference because the truth is about 95% of those .torrent files can …
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ShareReactor Admin Found Guilty of 'Commercial' Copyright Infringement
The administrator of eDonkey link site, ShareReactor has been found guilty of 'commercial' copyright infringement. Following police raids in 2004, it's taken 4 long years for the case to come to a conclusion, and after all that, Christian Riesen, aka …
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Six Ways File-Sharers Will Neutralize 3 Strikes
During 2008 and 2009, the continued rise of blogs and forums that link to music, movies, tv shows and games stored on so-called cyberlocker sites was difficult to ignore. … NZB files – the .torrent of the newsgroup world – everything is hugely …
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Pirate Bay Typo Squatter Trying To Seize Site Trademark
Yesterday the Sunbelt Blog reported on a scam, actually several different scams, which in part target two very well known brands, eMule and The Pirate Bay. The method of drawing people in relies on them typing in The Pirate Bay's domain name incorrectly.
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Haftung für Urheberrechtsverletzungen Dritter?
… über die urheberrechtlich geschützte Musikwerke heruntergeladen werden konnten, die zuvor bei Share-Hostern wie "Rapidshare", "Netload" oder "Uploaded" oder bei dem Filesharing-Netzwerk "eDonkey" widerrechtlich hochgeladen worden waren.
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Spanish town bans bizarre duck-chasing seaside festival

Spanish town bans bizarre duck-chasing seaside festival
The video, in which an angry woman in a swimsuit swings a duck at the camera, has since been seen 360,000 times on YouTube. Animal rights organisations such as Spain's national Pacma party called for a ban on the event in which white ducks are thrown …
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At least 14 students feared dead in bus crash in Spain
The bus then hit a car coming in the opposite direction, injuring two people inside, he added. Holiday Brits feared to be among those on board as coach carrying 56 students careers across motorway. Photo: EPA. Spanish television showed images of the …
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Spanish PM Rajoy tells David Cameron he expects to face new elections in June
Unaware that their conversation was being recorded on the sidelines of this week's summit of EU leaders, Mr Rajoy told his UK counterpart that the negotiations between Spanish political parties would almost certainly fail to produce a governing majority.
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Entrepreneurs Raise $13 Million to 'Reinvent' US P/C Insurance with Peer-to

Entrepreneurs Raise Million to 'Reinvent' US P/C Insurance with Peer-to
Lemonade will not be the first P2P insurance venture. Germany has friendsurance (founded in 2010), the United Kingdom has Guevara, and China has TongJuBao. It's not now known in what ways Lemonade will compare to other P2P insurance ventures, …
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P2P Regulation Maturing Across The Globe
The last year has seen half a dozen European countries introduce new regulations focused on the P2P sector. In specific, the UK, Spain, Germany and Lithuania all implemented new rules in 2015, and several other Euro-area countries are likely to follow …
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Germany's Sonnenbatterie Launches Energy Trading Platform
sonnenbatterie-logo Sonnenbatterie, Germany's market leader for residential energy storage, has launched a community energy trading platform, sonnenCommunity, aimed at enabling trading of surplus power from solar PV coupled with its battery systems.
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Hanging loose
More will follow in 2016, as Indutrade also sniffs for targets in America, Canada and Germany. The group's targets are typically a couple of decades old, and owned and run by their founders. Even when they sell, they often care deeply about the firm's …
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Music Can't Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet

Music Can't Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet
Recorded music was once incredibly fragile. Before the days of digital music, an independent band might press only a few thousand, or even a few hundred copies of a vinyl record. Those albums only became more rare over the years as copies were …
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Venmo processes more than billion in P2P transfers during January
To find out more and change your cookie settings, please view our cookie policy. Edition: Asia; Australia; Europe; India; United Kingdom; United States; ZDNet around the globe: ZDNet Belgium · ZDNet China · ZDNet France · ZDNet Germany · ZDNet Korea …
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Behind the Scenes of the Dixie Chicks' Prep for American Comeback Tour (That's
The North American run follows 13 U.K./European arena dates that begin April 16 at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium, and wrap May 4 in Dublin, and sales there are also reportedly strong. Dixie Chicks to Tour U.S. in Summer 2016. But the focus is mostly …
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PayPal's new app design prioritizes P2P payments
Beyond the P2P changes, the new app also brings transaction details, pending payment requests and recent contacts to the new home screen. PayPal said it has fine tuned Android fingerprint authentication to work on more devices and separated account …
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Uefa Europa League: Louis van Gaal wants derby response from Manchester United
The 2009 Uefa Cup winners Shakhtar Donetsk also advanced, Eduardo's late goal securing a 1-0 win away to Anderlecht in Belgium that took the Ukrainians through 4-1 on aggregate. The quarter-final line-up was completed by Portuguese side Braga, after …
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