Julian Assange’s story is also the story of how the utopian possibilities of the internet turned into something much bleaker and more frightening.
Latest in Secrecy: Wikileaks
The failed extraditions of hackers Lauri Love and Gary McKinnon suggest that the U.S. may have its work cut out for it in extraditing Julian Assange.
On Thursday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed a March 6, 2018 indictment charging Julian Assange, the founder head of WikiLeaks, for conspiring to commit computer intrusions by assisting Chelsea Manning with breaking a U.S. government password. The grand jury charged violations of 18 U.S.C. §§371, 1030(a)(1), 1030(a)(2) and 1030(c)(2)(B)(ii).
Michael Cohen’s prepared testimony alleges that Donald Trump knew in advance that WikiLeaks would release DNC emails.
There’s much that’s not clear about reports that the U.S. government may have filed charges against the Wikileaks founder. Here are some questions we’ll be asking when there’s more information.
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 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?
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.