WikiLeaks Staff Get Their GMails ‘Leaked’ by Google to US Authorities
On December last year, Google informed WikiLeaks that it had handed over the information in 2012 under a secret search warrant issued by a US federal judge.
The warrant cited espionage, fraud and conspiracy investigation which required the internet giant to hand over information of three WikiLeaks staffers, Sarah Harrison, Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Faerrell.
The Director of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, Balthazar Gazon said it had dangerous implications and “anything that has to do with whistleblowing is being differentiated from journalism”
Assange and WikiLeaks came to prominence in 2010 after publishing US military and diplomatic documents leaked by Bradley Manning; who is now known as Chelsea, pertaining to the war in Iraq.