In light of rumors that Julian Assange’s stay in Ecuador’s London embassy is coming to an end, what legal trouble would the WikiLeaks founder face in the outside world?
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There are a number of competing interests weighing on the question of whether the intelligence community should provide more information about what WikiLeaks is and how it operates.
The National Security Law Podcast, Episode 14: Potential Assange Charges, and More From Some Island in the Pacific
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On Saturday, apparently in protest at President Trump’s missile strike on Syria, the group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers dumped the rest of its cache of stolen NSA hacking tools.
Wikileaks once again successfully hacked the media, shaping discussions into deliberately deceptive ways.
We are happy to report that Episode 7 of the National Security Law Podcast ("The Less Prep the Better") has just gone live. In about 42 minutes, we discuss:
- the Trump allegation about being wiretapped
- the Trump allegation about GTMO recidivism (and the Spicer follow-up about just when judges got involved in ordering GTMO releases)
- the Vault7/Wikileaks mess
Kenneth Anderson reviews Mary Thompson-Jones' To the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect.
What is the New York Times saying about Julian Assange?
A Working Group at the UN says Assange was "arbitrarily detained." The British say that's "ridiculous" and they are right.
One of the most powerful ways to damage an institution is what Bruce Schneier calls “organizational doxing”, obtain the target’s secrets and spread them to the world. Whether Sony Pictures, a company providing spyware to repressive regimes like Hacking Team or an apparently