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Julian Assange’s future just got a little less certain.
On Thursday, CNN reported — citing “officials familiar with the matter” — that U.S. authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder.
The charges, and the full status of the case, are currently unclear, but the news doesn’t sound promising for Assange.
A Justice Department investigation into Assange and WikiLeaks dates back several years, to at least 2010, when the site published diplomatic cables and military documents obtained by Chelsea Manning. Read more…
“This is not the film I thought I was making.”
Those are the first words filmmaker Laura Poitras speaks during the trailer for Risk, her upcoming documentary about WikiLeaks. And it looks like the film will indeed be full of twists and turns.
Poitras’s last documentary, the Oscar-winning Citizenfour, followed former NSA contractor Edward Snowden as he fled the United States after leaking a trove of intelligence documents to reporters. In this film, she follows an even more controversial leaker — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Read more…
It looks like WIkiLeaks’ promise to work with tech companies to fix their security vulnerabilities may come with a few strings attached after all.
In a move that’s surprising to exactly no one, WikiLeaks has reportedly told Apple, Microsoft and Google that it won’t share details related to the CIA’s hacking techniques until the companies agree to a “a series of conditions,” according to a new report in Motherboard.
What those conditions are is is unclearMotherboard reports one of its sources said one condition may be a 90-day disclosure deadline, which would require companies to patch vulnerabilities within a three-month timeframe. Read more…
WikiLeaks made a big offer just five days ago. If President Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange would allow himself to be sent back to the U.S. to face charges for disseminating classified information.
That offer is being put to the test. On Tuesday afternoon, news broke that Obama had used his power as president to release Manning, a former army intelligence analyst, from prison as of May 17, 2017.
WikiLeaks had made the offer in a tweet, which remains up.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is claiming again that a Russian-connected source didn’t leak hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee to his organization. That’s contrary to the U.S. intelligence community’s recent conclusions.
That assertion and Wikileaks’ increasingly partisan rhetoric has at least one Republican pundit, Sean Hannity, changing his tune toward the controversial figure.
“We can say, we have said repeatedly over the last two months, that our source is not the Russian government. And it is not a state party,” Assange says in a new interview with Fox News’ Hannity, the first part of which will air on Tuesday night. Read more…
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is still fighting to remain relevant from inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London — by dressing his cat up.
The kitty has been living in the building since his children gave him the pet in May, but on Monday morning it appeared just casually chilling in a collar and tie.
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“The Working Group maintains that the arbitrary detention of Mr. Assange should be brought to an end,” says a statement from UN panel.