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WikiLeaks Founder Arrested, Charged With Computer-Hacking Conspiracy

WikiLeaks Founder Arrested, Charged With Computer-Hacking Conspiracy

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  • “[Trump] said he was aware Mr. Assange had been arrested but that his fate would be a determination made “mostly by the attorney general.”” One wonders if William Barr knew what he was getting himself into.

  • Breaking: Julian Assange arrested in London upon eviction from the Ecuadorian embassy. Extradition to U.S. He faces a year in prison on British charges but is extradition to the U.S. more likely?

    The timing of this and the release of the Mueller report with the primaries heating up make for an interesting

    Breaking: Julian Assange arrested in London upon eviction from the Ecuadorian embassy. Extradition to U.S. He faces a year in prison on British charges but is extradition to the U.S. more likely?

    The timing of this and the release of the Mueller report with the primaries heating up make for an interesting political moment. We found in our Axios Harris Poll 100 Corporate Reputation study a changing attitude in America, where data privacy was cited as the biggest social issue that businesses need to solve. How does Wikileaks factor in on the campaign trail?

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  • "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks." — Donald Trump, October 10, 2016 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

    Yes, let's see how much you love WikiLeaks now if Assange is extradited, imprisoned and put on trial. Russia either used WikiLeaks, or worked in concert with Assange, a misanthropic contrarian who always seemed to be

    "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks." — Donald Trump, October 10, 2016 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

    Yes, let's see how much you love WikiLeaks now if Assange is extradited, imprisoned and put on trial. Russia either used WikiLeaks, or worked in concert with Assange, a misanthropic contrarian who always seemed to be acting out based on some childhood slight. Whether a willing or unwitting pawn, this man is no free speech hero, just a self-absorbed anarchist without even the courage to sacrifice himself for whatever misguided good he claimed to represent.

  • This will be interesting to learn more about, I reckon Ecuador was tired of Assange squatting in their London embassy.

    It’s hard to get a feel on how the Trump administration will handle Assange. Trump clearly has benefited from WikiLeaks’ actions. Nor is it a certainty he will throw the book at Assange

    This will be interesting to learn more about, I reckon Ecuador was tired of Assange squatting in their London embassy.

    It’s hard to get a feel on how the Trump administration will handle Assange. Trump clearly has benefited from WikiLeaks’ actions. Nor is it a certainty he will throw the book at Assange as almost any other US President would. We shall see.

  • Quite the moment to see what kind of responses are being made after this major arrest of Assange. Moscow says the UK is "strangling freedom" (AFP) and Edward Snowden says this is a "dark day for press freedom" (Twitter). But it really comes down to this by Lawfare: "The most important question is what

    Quite the moment to see what kind of responses are being made after this major arrest of Assange. Moscow says the UK is "strangling freedom" (AFP) and Edward Snowden says this is a "dark day for press freedom" (Twitter). But it really comes down to this by Lawfare: "The most important question is what Assange is being charged with and why." https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-look-possible-assange-charges

  • Ok... I'm not terribly conspiratorial... *BUT*... Assange could be plucked at literally any time, any day... And the State decides to seize the news cycle just before Barr is ready to drop the Mueller report? And after announcing lawyering up to investigate FBI internal spygate? Seriously... Sheer coincidence?

  • This line wins the news of the day about why Ecuador withdrew his asylum...

    "Moreno had previously said that Mr. Assange had broken government rules on his stay at the embassy, which included not participating in political activities, guidelines for his communications, and taking care of his pet cat.

    This line wins the news of the day about why Ecuador withdrew his asylum...

    "Moreno had previously said that Mr. Assange had broken government rules on his stay at the embassy, which included not participating in political activities, guidelines for his communications, and taking care of his pet cat."

    I mean he really crossed the line when he stopped caring for the cat.

  • Would love to know what’s going on behind the scenes here.

  • I wonder what really happened. Wouldn't be surprised to eventually learn that Trump placed pressure on Ecuador to hand him of. If anything, Trump is a crazy I-wont-back-down-no-matter-the-consequences person.

  • This drama is by no means over. While Ecuador released him to the UK police, probably on grounds that he breached political asylum by being involved in politics, it still remains to be seen whether he will be extradited to USA or Sweden. All we can suppose that the moment is that at least one more movie

    This drama is by no means over. While Ecuador released him to the UK police, probably on grounds that he breached political asylum by being involved in politics, it still remains to be seen whether he will be extradited to USA or Sweden. All we can suppose that the moment is that at least one more movie or book is going to be coming out of this somewhere, somehow.

  • I found this article by WSJ extremely interesting and it has huge implications in certain areas of our lives. Firstly, WSJ is an outright supporter of capitalist and military might. Second, thinking people around the world look at United States as on the frontiers of democratic and catholic expression

    I found this article by WSJ extremely interesting and it has huge implications in certain areas of our lives. Firstly, WSJ is an outright supporter of capitalist and military might. Second, thinking people around the world look at United States as on the frontiers of democratic and catholic expression. If US puts the screws on Julian Assange and convict him the message US sends to countries struggling with democratic reforms and expression is democracy can be moulded to the ruling cliques requirements.

    J A has not violated any federal laws of US but exposed the pettiness and corruption of political leaders, demagouges and dictators of countries trying to fight against violations of human rights. His accomplice after being sentenced to 30 years imprisonment was committed by Obama and she is free now and remains as a fierce supporter of human rights as before. I think Sweden was coerced to get him to Sweden and have him extradited to US. The pressure on UK to get J A was constant and UK upheld the principle of personal freedom to some extent because Britian also respects liberal voices.

    Continuing, J A contributed to movements against racial exploitation, anti democratic institutions, revealed the slush monies of tin pot dictators and the connivance of powerful countries.

    In the final analysis the good that J A has done far outweighs the crimes he is supposed to have committed.

    I also feel, Ecuadorian patience running out is also a good thing because I hope he can be rehabilitated and restart his career as a voice for democracy, freedom of expression and against despotism.

  • The truth is only held in regard if it is convenient. If it's embarrassing then it's against the law

  • I see him being extradited to Sweden. Being convicted of crimes there is politically safer for everyone than in the United States. He will go from a person shining the light on corruption to a discredited sexual predator. Look at Bill Cosby. No one would believe him today if he said hello, and no one

    I see him being extradited to Sweden. Being convicted of crimes there is politically safer for everyone than in the United States. He will go from a person shining the light on corruption to a discredited sexual predator. Look at Bill Cosby. No one would believe him today if he said hello, and no one is buying pudding pops from him.

  • Could you imagine working at the Ecuadorian Embassy and having to clean up after this guy’s cat? Now there’s a resume builder.

  • We prosecute the Daniel Ellsbergs of today.

  • I just read the indictment issued. Sections 9 and 10 describe what his illegal computer actions were. I’m not sure who wrote this document in the justice department, but as Inigo Montoya said, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” For example, “Manning did not have

    I just read the indictment issued. Sections 9 and 10 describe what his illegal computer actions were. I’m not sure who wrote this document in the justice department, but as Inigo Montoya said, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” For example, “Manning did not have admin level privileges, and used special software, namely a Linux operating system, to access the computer.” Hmmm, and was the special hardware used a keyboard?

  • He should be let free.

  • Yeah, I think we knew this day would come.

  • Ecuador just got a multi-Billion dollar loan from the IMF.

  • He has sacrificed his life for “truth”!

    Hero!!!

  • Soon to be a major motion picture!!!

  • Assange is getting what he deserves. Once again our president contradicts what he said in the past.