The Justice Department is reportedly close to bringing criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and a longtime resident of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. But what charges would those be, and how would an extradition request play out?
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It has become a kind of mantra in the defense of Donald Trump on matters related to L’Affaire Russe that there’s no evidence of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and the Russian active measures operation. But this defense is erroneous.
Wikileaks once again successfully hacked the media, shaping discussions into deliberately deceptive ways.
Some additional notes on Wikileaks' release of CIA hacking tools.
An initial analysis of the trove of CIA documents released by Wikileaks.
What is the New York Times saying about Julian Assange?
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
In light of yesterday's events in the Bradley Manning case, I really want to see this fascinating-looking documentary:
After hearing evidence in a contested bench trial, Army Colonel Denise Lind, a military trial judge, found Pfc. Bradley Manning guilty of most of the charges and specifications today in a military court room at Fort Meade, Maryland, in connection with his release of documents to Wikileaks. Manning faces a maximum possible sentence of over 128 years for those charges alone.
The Court acquitted Manning of aiding the enemy, a crime under Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Aiding the enemy carries a punishment of up to life without parole.
From The Guardian's live blog:
Manning has been found not guilty of the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy". However the private has been found guilty on five counts of violating the espionage act.
[Update] Here is Charlie Savage of the New York Times.