Jeffrey Epstein’s Intellectual Enabler

If you are an accomplished science or technology writer, your books are probably handled by the most powerful literary agency in the field: the famous Brockman Inc., started by John Brockman and now run by Max Brockman, his son. As it happens, Max is also my agent—and has been since my first book was sold in 2009. As agencies go, I only have positive things to report: The Brockmans fight for their authors and get us very handsome advances. That’s
| Politics, Jeffrey Epstein, John Brockman |

Israel election: Joint List head says ‘willing’ to join Gantz government, is quickly rebuked

Head of the Joint List Ayman Odeh has said that he will consider joining a government led by Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) leader Benny Gantz, a prospect which was quickly rebuked by the latter’s Knesset Members (MKs) and members of the Joint List alike. In an interview with Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth – a preview of which was published in Hebrew today and which will be released in full tomorrow – the veteran MK said that he would be
| Israel, Israeli Elections, Middle East |

Guinea: RSF decries judicial harassment of Conakry radio station

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the illegal judicial harassment of two Guinean radio journalists who have been placed under judicial control because of the corruption allegations made by a listener during a phone-in programme. The proceedings against these journalists must be dropped. Boubacar Alghassimou Diallo , the host of the “Œil du lynx” phone-in programme on Conakry-based Lynx FM , was placed under
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John Pilger: We Are in a WAR SITUATION with China!

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger on a round-up of all the latest issues. John describes the current state of global affairs as in a state of world war, warning that the ‘coming war on China’ he warned about…has now arrived, he also discusses the Hong […]
| China, Journalism, Julian Assange |

Displaced again: Palestinian refugees from Syria struggle to survive in Gaza

With surging unemployment rates and high rents, Palestinian refugees who fled the Syrian war for Gaza are struggling to climb out of poverty. Like many Gazans, they hope to leave the strip in search of a better life. By Amjad Yaghi In mid-2012, Egyptian police arrested Omar Odeh for violating the conditions of his residence permit and overstaying his […] The post Displaced again: Palestinian refugees from Syria struggle to survive in Gaza appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Analysis, fatah, Gaza |

Selected Articles: Mainstream Media Betrayal of Assange

A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media “NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize”, and where “nuclear weapons and wars make us safer”. . . If, like us, this is … The post Selected Articles: Mainstream Media Betrayal of Assange appeared first on Global Research .
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Australian Investigative Journalist Exposes Mainstream Media Betrayal of Assange

At a Sydney “Politics in the Pub” meeting on Thursday night, award-winning Australian journalist Mark Davis revealed new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times, and refuting the … The post Australian Investigative Journalist Exposes Mainstream Media Betrayal of Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Julian Assange, Mark Davis |

The Prosecution of Julian Assange Affects Us All

With the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, we are seeing the US government’s blatant attack on the First Amendment. This assault now is officially acknowledged by a US federal court, where the judge dismissed a Democratic National Committee (DNC) civil suit against WikiLeaks on the grounds of More The post The Prosecution of Julian Assange Affects Us All appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
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Commons Confidential: Leadsom’s leakers

Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.  With their foreign jollies summarily cancelled, there’s no such thing as summer for spads chafing under the yoke of Dom Cummings, the bald svengali who rules Boris Johnson’s Downing Street. But the presence of another northern baldy at the heart of the new politburo is a welcome source of mirth for
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Federal Judge Continues Chelsea Manning’s Confinement and $1000 a Day Fine

Chelsea Manning could be jailed for another 400 days and owe $144,00 because of an unprecedented decision by Bush-Appointed Judge Tenga. Kevin Gosztola discusses the latest development.
| Justice, Political Prisoners, Video |

Killing Julian Assange Slowly

Since April 11 when unlawfully dragged from Ecuador’s London embassy to captivity, Assange has languished under draconian conditions in a UK dungeon at the behest of the Trump regime, wanting him tried in the US for the “crime” of truth-telling … The post Killing Julian Assange Slowly appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Belmarsh prison, censorship |

Why can’t we just quit Twitter?

Twitter – commonly referred to as “the hellsite” – has the smallest userbase of the social media giants. With so few people using it, and so many complaints, why do we find it impossible to leave? While walking home on Thursday night, I was having a panic attack. It was one of many I had last week after a shooting in
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Connectivity to Wi-Fi make Cameras vulnerable

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point reported that through the USB and connections to WiFi networks, today’s modern cameras are vulnerable to ransomware and malware attacks. Since modern cameras no longer use film to capture and reproduce images, the International Imaging Industry Association devised a standardised protocol known as Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) to transfer digital images from camera to PC. Initially focused on image transfer, this protocol has evolved to include dozens of different commands that support
| Digital SLR Cameras, News, Security |

The Prosecution of Julian Assange Affects Us All

With the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the imprisonment of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, we are seeing the US government’s blatant attack on the First Amendment. This assault now is officially acknowledged by a US federal court, where the judge dismissed a Democratic National Committee (DNC) civil suit against WikiLeaks on the grounds of … Continue reading "The Prosecution of Julian Assange Affects Us All" The post The Prosecution of Julian Assange Affects Us
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INTERVIEW: CEO Jasper Hope wants people to think of Dubai Opera as 'a great venue of the world'

Author:  Frank Kane ID:  Sun, 2019-08-11 05:47 DUBAI: After three years and 600 shows, Jasper Hope, chief executive of Dubai Opera, is convinced he made the right choice when he left the prestigious grandeur of London’s Royal Albert Hall for a “startup” in the Arabian Gulf. “I want people to think of this as a
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UK energy firm says it is confident power cut was not caused by cyberattack

Author:  Sun, 2019-08-11 00:27 LONDON: A power cut that affected a million people and caused travel chaos was not the result of a cyberattack, operators of Britain’s electricity network said on Saturday. National Grid operations director Duncan Burt said Friday’s blackout was caused when two power stations failed almost simultaneously, leading the system to cut off power to some parts of the
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New Fears for Julian Assange

Legendary journalist John Pilger has been to see Assange in Belmarsh Prison in London and his report is not encouraging. Journalist John Pilger visited imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday and has raised an alarm about Assange’s “deteriorated” health.… The post New Fears for Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Julian Assange |

Headlines for August 9, 2019

Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will Take Up Gun Bills, But Not Until September, President and First Lady Pose with Infant Orphaned in El Paso Massacre, Man with Guns and Body Armor Sparks Panic at Missouri Walmart, Home of Interracial Couple in Ohio Torched in Apparent Hate Crime, Over 100 Immigrant Hunger Strikers Tear-Gassed Inside ICE Jail, ICE Releases Some of the 680 Immigrants Swept Up in Massive Mississippi Raid, Mentally Ill Michigan Man with Diabetes Dies After Deportation to Iraq,
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Assange’s Persecution Rides on Feeble Lies

Remember when it was obligatory to call Julian Assange paranoid? That changed in March when the first of 18 US indictments confirmed designs to get him. All charges pertain to Wikileaks data that made him famous in 2010. Hard proof that hounding ensued from those initial releases accordingly forced the punditry to reconsider at least […]
| Ecuador, Human Rights, Julian Assange |

Smart TVs makes attractive target for cybercriminals

Denise Giusto Bilić, Security Researcher at ESET explains how internet-enabled Smart TVs have become a attractive target for cyberattacks and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience by spying on users with the cameras and microphone or act as jumping-off points for attacks at other devices in home and corporate networks. With their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and innovative interfaces geared towards a better user experience, smart TVs have found their way into many homes. They have
| Expert Speak, Televisions, cyberattacks |

Barak accuses Netanyahu of ‘restraint’ on Gaza – and makes his leftwing partners uneasy

The nature of Zionist politics is always to lurch right not left. As Israel moves closer to elections Ehud Barak's party has pushed talking points on "deterrence" in Gaza which has made his leftwing Meretz partners uneasy.
| News, Ayman Odeh, Benny Gantz |

The War on Drugs in Mexico is Also a War on Journalists

What is press freedom and how do we know what it looks like? While we in the United States are absorbed in Julian Assange-related quandaries about just who is a journalist, and whether leaked information can or should compromise national security, reporters in Mexico are harassed and killed daily for covering a “drug war” launched in More The post The War on Drugs in Mexico is Also a War on Journalists appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
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US Federal Court Exposes Democratic Party Conspiracy Against Assange and WikiLeaks. Judge Dismisses DNC Lawsuit

In a ruling published late Tuesday, Judge John Koeltl of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York delivered a devastating blow to the US-led conspiracy against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange . In his ruling, Judge Koeltl, … The post US Federal Court Exposes Democratic Party Conspiracy Against Assange and WikiLeaks. Judge Dismisses DNC Lawsuit appeared first on Global Research .
| English, DNC lawsuit, free speech |

In Rejecting DNC Lawsuit Against WikiLeaks, Judge Strongly Defended First Amendment Rights Of Journalists

In a defense of the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled the Democratic National Committee cannot hold WikiLeaks liable for publishing information allegedly stolen by Russian agents. The post In Rejecting DNC Lawsuit Against WikiLeaks, Judge Strongly Defended First Amendment Rights Of Journalists appeared first on Shadowproof .
| Dissenter Featured, Latest News, The Dissenter |

Raunchy Bait: Brand-New Android Ransomware Targets Porn Lovers

The malware-ridden app is said to be deceiving users into downloading a program that encrypts sensitive personal files, both texts and images, on devices that are then used for blackmailing victims and getting them to pay a ransom - otherwise the files are threatened with being deleted once and for all.
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Democratic National Committee (DNC) Law Suit Against Russia, Kremlin Accused of “Election Meddling”, Wikileaks and Trump Campaign, “Case Dismissed with Prejudice”

Democratic National Committee (DNC) v. Russian Federation, et al was filed in April 2018. Presided over by federal District Court Judge John Koeltl , the suit without substance was over fabricated claims of Russian 2016 US election meddling. It named … The post Democratic National Committee (DNC) Law Suit Against Russia, Kremlin Accused of “Election Meddling”, Wikileaks and Trump Campaign, “Case Dismissed with Prejudice” appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Democratic National Committee, Russia |

Publishing Stolen Material: WikiLeaks, the DNC and Freedom of Speech

It may well be a finding of some implication should Julian Assange find his way into the beastly glory that is the US justice system. In its efforts to rope in President Donald Trump ’s election campaign, Wikileaks, Assange and … The post Publishing Stolen Material: WikiLeaks, the DNC and Freedom of Speech appeared first on Global Research .
| English, dnc, freedom of speech |

New Android ransomware found by ESET

Android ransomware may be on the decline since 2017 – but recently, ESET researchers discovered a new ransomware family, Android/Filecoder.C. Using victims’ contact lists, it attempts to spread further via SMSes with malicious links. The new ransomware was seen distributed via porn-related topics on Reddit. The malicious profile used in the ransomware-distributing campaign was reported by ESET but is still active. For a short period of time, the campaign had also run on the “XDA developers” forum, a forum for
| News, Security, Android/Filecoder.C. |

Palestinians are holding weddings, baptisms, burials in villages destroyed by Israel

Third-generation survivors of the Nakba are returning to the churches in the villages Israel destroyed in 1948 to hold religious ceremonies. By Suha Arraf Just over two weeks ago, Khaled Bisharat, son of famed journalist and author Odeh Bisharat, was married in a church in the village of Ma’alul. It was a wedding like any other, apart […] The post Palestinians are holding weddings, baptisms, burials in villages destroyed by Israel appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Life & Culture, Local Call, iqrit |

Man Who Accidentally Stopped WannaCry Sentenced to Supervised Release for Selling Banking Malware

Marcus Hutchins, the malware researcher who became known as an “accidental hero” for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017, has been sentenced to supervised release for one year for creating banking malware stealing users’ credentials.
| Tech |

WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Decoding the National Security Commentariat

The Fourth Estate, that historical unelected grouping of society’s scrutineers, has become something of a rabble, and, as a confederacy of strewn dunces and the ongoing compromised, is ripe for analysis. An essential premise in the work of WikiLeaks was demonstrating, to a good, stone-throwing degree, how media figures and practitioners had been bought by More The post WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Decoding the National Security Commentariat appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
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In Crisis of Democracy, We Must All Become Julian Assange

The US government’s indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in modern history. Assange has been charged with 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. James Goodale, former general counsel of The New York Times, who urged the paper to publish the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon More The post In Crisis of Democracy, We Must All Become Julian Assange appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

The Fox News anchors of the Robert Mueller hearings have pushed misinformation about his investigation

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Fox announced Baier and MacCallum will anchor its coverage of Mueller’s congressional testimony Mueller will testify July 24 to the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Former special counsel Robert Mueller agreed to testify on July 24 before the House judiciary and intelligence committees “about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.” [ The Washington Post ,
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Assange and His Wiki Wicked leaks

“But all the same,” insisted the Savage, “it is natural to believe in God when you’re alone—quite alone, in the night, thinking about death…” “But people never are alone now,” said Mustapha Mond. “We make them hate solitude; and we arrange their lives so that it’s almost impossible for them ever to have it.” Brave More The post Assange and His Wiki Wicked leaks appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Decoding the National Security Commentariat

The Fourth Estate, that historical unelected grouping of society’s scrutineers, has become something of a rabble, and, as a confederacy of strewn dunces and the ongoing compromised, is ripe for analysis. An essential premise in the work of WikiLeaks was demonstrating, to a good, stone-throwing degree, how media figures and practitioners had been bought by […]
| FBI, Julian Assange, National Security |

WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Decoding the National Security Commentariat

The Fourth Estate, that historical unelected grouping of society’s scrutineers, has become something of a rabble. An essential premise in the work of WikiLeaks was demonstrating, to a good, stone-throwing degree, how media figures and practitioners had been bought by … The post WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Decoding the National Security Commentariat appeared first on Global Research .
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The Vindictive Campaign Against Chelsea Manning, America’s Political Prisoner

Manning is not being punished for any crime, nor has she been charged with a crime. Rather, she is being held in contempt of court for refusing—on principle and courageously—to testify before a star chamber grand jury impaneled to railroad … The post The Vindictive Campaign Against Chelsea Manning, America’s Political Prisoner appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange |

Consortium News Website Taken Down by a Malware Attack after Streaming Program Defending Julian Assange

Consortium News—a news website devoted to investigative journalism founded by the late Robert Parry and which has steadfastly defended WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange —was the target of a malware attack last Monday that took down the site for more than … The post Consortium News Website Taken Down by a Malware Attack after Streaming Program Defending Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Consortiumnews, Julian Assange |

In a Crisis of Democracy, We Must All Become Julian Assange

The US government’s indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in modern history. Assange has been charged with 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. James Goodale, former general counsel of the New York Times, who urged the paper to publish the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon […]
| Democracy, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks |

Marc Lamont Hill was ‘hurt’ and ‘indignant’ to be fired by CNN for calling for equal rights ‘from river to sea’

After Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech at the U.N. last November calling for equal rights in Palestine, his employer CNN called the next day and fired him. "They said, 'Your speech was not in line with our values,'" he recalls to Palestinian journalist Janna Jihad. "I said, which part of the speech? They said, The speech." Hill was shocked. "I'm prone to saying crazy shit. I just didn't do it that day!"
| News, Anti-Semitism, CNN |

Spying on Julian Assange

History’s scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about More The post Spying on Julian Assange appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

In Crisis of Democracy, We All Must Become Julian Assange

The US government’s indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marked the worst attack on press freedom in history. Assange has been charged on 18 counts, including 17 violations of the Espionage Act. James Goodale, former general counsel of The New York Times, who urged the paper to publish the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration More The post In Crisis of Democracy, We All Must Become Julian Assange appeared first on CounterPunch.org .
| articles 2015 |

Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash

After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange activism account @Unity4J. After the account was suspended without any explanation being presented to its operators, Assange supporters drew a clear line in the sand against internet censorship and began making a big […]
| Activism, Julian Assange, Media |

Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers

History’s scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making sense of such scope is likewise, absurdly infinite. To see images of an exhausted and world-weary Julian Assange attempting to dodge the all-eye surveillance operation that he would complain about […]
| Ecuador, Julian Assange, Media |

Julian Assange: US Coopts Patriotic Opposition in Ecuador, Former President Correa goes against Wikileaks Founder

Former President Rafael Correa’s claim that Julian Assange abused his political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to influence the US’ 2016 elections and his publicly proclaimed admiration for Hillary amount to nothing less than the completion of America’s … The post Julian Assange: US Coopts Patriotic Opposition in Ecuador, Former President Correa goes against Wikileaks Founder appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Ecuador, Julian Assange |

History Is Happening: WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate

Nozomi Hayase dedicated WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening to “the youth who grew up on the Internet,” then added, “The future of civilization depends on great acts of courage inspired by the heart.” Hayase is a psychologist, essayist, and activist, and her book is a chronological collection of her essays about WikiLeaks, More
| articles 2015 |

History Is Happening: WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate

Nozomi Hayase dedicated WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening to “the youth who grew up on the Internet,” then added, “The future of civilization depends on great acts of courage inspired by the heart.” Hayase is a psychologist, essayist, and activist, and her book is a chronological collection of her essays about WikiLeaks, More
| articles 2015 |

Nick Clegg: the Facebook fixer

He quit Westminster after failing to realign British politics. Now the former Lib Dem leader has taken on an even bigger challenge at Facebook. Has he sold out – or can he really be the missing link between government and Big Tech? Two months ago, on a bright spring morning in Paris, Nick Clegg set off for a meeting among various
| News |