If Wikileaks frontman Julian Assange is to be believed, then an impending document dump from his organization will significantly cripple a major U.S. bank
Julian Assange, speaking with the BBC, says that the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him in Sweden are a smear campaign, that it’s working to tarnish his image, but that in the end the attention only makes Wikileaks stronger.
“Two days ago I did a search on Google for my name, some Read More
Julian Assange has inked a deal to release his memoirs, which will follow the 39-year-old transparency advocate’s journey from his youth as a hacker in Australia to his current status as controversial founder of Wikileaks. The book was acquired by Knopf, a division of Random House, in the U.S. and Canongate in the U.K., Read More
Julian Assange, the controversial Wikileaks frontman, has issued another threat to the U.S. financial system. This time, Alexi Mostrous of the U.K. Times tweets:
I had a long face-to-face interview with #assange today. He says he has enough material to make bosses of a major US bank resign #wikileaks
Mr. Mostrous says Read More
This week Assange answers back, in the form of Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader.
“Time magazine,” says faux Assange, “Always on the cutting edge, discovering Facebook only weeks after your Read More
A London judge granted bail to Julian Assange today, freeing him to go from solitary confinement to “manor arrest” at the ten bedrooom, 600-acre estate of an “independently wealthy” English journalist in Suffolk, writes Nitasha Tiku at New York Magazine.
PFC Bradley Manning, the solider accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, has been in solitary confinement for the past seven months.
Glenn Greenwald at Salon feels that the conditions of Manning’s detention amount to torture.
“For 23 out of 24 hours every day — for seven straight months and counting — Read More
Air Force personel who try and sign on to The New York Times website see a page that says “ACCESS DENIED. Internet Usage is Logged & Monitored,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
Information activist Julian Assange has been granted bail by the British police and will be free pending an appeal by Swedish prosecutors.
A crowd of supporters outside the courthouse greeted the news with cheers. If freed on the £240,00 bail, Assange will have to surrender his passport, maintain a curfew, wear an electronic Read More
Daniel Ellsberg, whose release of secret government documents to The New York Times during the Vietnam War tested the limits of national security and freedom of information, knows a thing or two about being a pariah of the state.