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Vengeful in Defeat: Hillary Clinton Fantasises about WikiLeaks

The Hillary Clinton mope tour, which should have reached a high water mark, has gone global. It entails drumming up her credentials (immaculate, we are told, but unnoticed), and pouring upon the man who beat her to the White house (a danger to the world).  The latter is the fundamental point: Donald Trump would not […]
2017-10-17 02:10 | Disinformation, Donald Trump, Elections | DissidentVoice

Julian Assange hits back at Hillary Clinton's claim he is a Russian 'tool' on Four Corners

The former Presidential nominee has hit out against a couple of high-profile Australians in an interview on Four Corners.
2017-10-16 11:10 | News | TheAge

Wrongful Rhetoric and Trump’s Strategy on Iran

Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in Israel for eighteen years because he blew the whistle on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program. He felt he had “an obligation to tell the people of Israel what was going on behind their backs” at a supposed nuclear research facility which was actually producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. His punishment […]
2017-10-15 23:10 | Crimes against Humanity, Culture, Disinformation | DissidentVoice

Judge Denies Bail to Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner, Citing Her Admiration for Snowden & Assange

Last Thursday, a federal judge denied a second request for bail from Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency contractor who is accused of violating the Espionage Act. Winner allegedly passed a top-secret document to The Intercept that claimed Russian military intelligence conducted a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software company just days before the 2016 election. Federal Judge Brian Epps of Augusta, Georgia, said his decision to deny bail was based in part on social media comments
2017-10-10 12:10 | News | DemocracyNow

Julian Assange on Roger Stone & Accusations About WikiLeaks and Trump Campaign Ties to Russia

Microsoft has joined Facebook in saying it is investigating whether Russian operatives paid for "inappropriate" pro-Trump ads on its Bing search engine and other platforms. Social media giant Facebook has said a Russian company placed thousands of ads on their network at a cost of more than $100,000, including some that targeted states crucial to Trump's victory. Last week, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said it reached the conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Meanwhile, CIA
2017-10-10 12:10 | News | DemocracyNow

Julian Assange Marks 5.5 Years Inside Ecuadorean Embassy as UK & US Refuse to Confirm Arrest Warrant

As we speak with WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange, he shares an update on when he may be able to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has sought refuge and political asylum for more than five years. Earlier this year, Swedish prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Assange, which he denies and calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the United States to face prosecution under the Espionage Act.
2017-10-10 12:10 | News | DemocracyNow

Iraqi Forces Shoot Dead ISIS Suicide Bomber

Iraqi forces shot dead a suicide bomber from ISIS in western Iraq on Tuesday, according to a local military officer. The bomber opened fire on Sunni tribesmen manning a checkpoint in al-Kasara, west of Anbar province, Col. Walid al-Dulaimi said. He said a Sunni tribesman was killed in ensuing clashes with the attacker. “Security forces and tribesmen besieged the bomber and shot him dead before he detonated his vest,” al-Dulaimi said.
2017-10-10 09:10 | NEWS, Development in Iraq, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Judge denies Reality Winner bail on grounds she “hates” the United States

In a harshly worded ruling that reads like it was written by the prosecution, federal judge Brian Epps says alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner "hates" the US and "admires" Edward Snowden and Julian Assange in his ruling denying her pretrial release from detention
2017-10-09 18:10 | News | CourageFound

Freedom of Expression 'on Inexorable Decline' on Twitter - Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is looking for a cryptographic alternative to Twitter as the service as images he posted were censored as possibly containing sensitive material.
2017-10-06 09:10 | Tech | SputnikNews

RSF urges Canadian government to allow Chelsea Manning to enter the country, improve whistleblower protection

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed to learn that American whistleblower Chelsea Manning was denied entry into Canada last month based on her criminal record in the United States. RSF calls on the Canadian government to allow Manning to enter the country as part of a broader effort to improve whistleblower protections in Canada. On September 22, prominent American whistleblower Chelsea Manning was barred entry to Canada by
2017-10-05 17:10 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders

Assange Says Spain Conducting ‘World’s First Internet War’ Against Catalan Referendum

The world’s first internet war is raging in Spain ahead of Sunday’s Catalan independence referendum, according to Julian Assange. In
2017-10-01 02:10 | 1, World News, Catalonia | EurasiaReview

Assange Offers Evidence Of False Russia Narrative In Exchange For Pardon

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has offered to provide evidence that the Russian collusion narrative is false in exchange for a
2017-09-29 18:09 | 1, World News, Donald Trump | EurasiaReview

Trump Administration Lobbying Hard for Sweeping Surveillance Law

Reauthorizing the controversial section 702 of FISA is a key priority of the Trump administration. The post Trump Administration Lobbying Hard for Sweeping Surveillance Law appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-09-29 14:09 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

WannaCry Some More? Cybercriminals Using NSA Hacking Tools to Attack Citizens

A cybersecurity firm has announced hacking tools linked to the US National Security Agency are being exploited by cybercriminals.
2017-09-26 15:09 | Tech | SputnikNews

Chelsea Manning, Whistleblower Who Exposed US War Crimes, Barred from Canada

Jake Johnson, staff writer Arguing that she is "inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality for having been convicted of an offense outside Canada," the Canadian government appears to have "permanently banned" whistleblower Chelsea Manning from entering the country—a discovery that prompted outrage from civil libertarians after it was reported Monday by The Intercept .
2017-09-26 15:09 | News | CommonDreams

Headlines for September 26, 2017

Puerto Rico: Millions Without Electricity, Water, Food & Fuel Six Days After Hurricane Maria, North Korean Foreign Minister Says Trump Has Declared War, Capitol Hill: 181 Arrested Protesting GOP Healthcare Bill, Which Appears to Be Dead, NBA Superstar LeBron James Celebrates Ongoing NFL Protests Against Racism, Amnesty Condemns Mass Iraqi Execution of 42 People, Millions of Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum, HRW Report: U.S. Airstrikes on School and Market Killed 84 Civilians in March, Palestinian Killed 2 Israeli Security
2017-09-26 12:09 | News | DemocracyNow

On Catalan independence, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden emerge as surprise backers

Two Moscow-linked figures have emerged as the loudest voices on Twitter amplifiying news and commentary about Catalonia's secession referendum.
2017-09-26 03:09 | News | TheAge

Chelsea Manning Denied Entry to Canada, With Government Citing Treason Law

U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning posted a letter this morning from the Canadian government stating she is banned from the country. The post Chelsea Manning Denied Entry to Canada, With Government Citing Treason Law appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-09-25 16:09 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Airport Police Demanded an Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the U.K.

The trial of Muhammad Rabbani is set to start on Monday over the British government’s use of Schedule 7 anti-terror powers against him. The post Airport Police Demanded an Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the U.K. appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-09-23 11:09 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

GCHQ Warns of Massive Looming Cyberattack That Will Demand 'National Response'

UK intelligence agency GCHQ's National Cyber Security Center has warned the UK will fall victim to a major "preventable" cyberattack, even more severe than the WannaCry strike.
2017-09-22 14:09 | Military & Intelligence | SputnikNews

After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

The credit reporting agency set up a website to help people determine whether they had been affected by a cyberattack. But on Twitter, Equifax repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site.
2017-09-21 21:09 | News | NPR

Chelsea Manning: Harvard Told Me “Sean Spicer Has Something to Contribute to American Policy”

Chelsea Manning said she hung up the phone on Harvard's Kennedy School dean, who called to tell her the university was rescinding her fellowship. The post Chelsea Manning: Harvard Told Me “Sean Spicer Has Something to Contribute to American Policy” appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-09-21 20:09 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Russian Firm Denies Wikileaks’ Allegations of Collusion With Security Agencies

Billing company PETER-SERVICE has insisted that it operates in accordance with the law and has never provided data to security and law enforcement services of any country. The statement came in response to the recent allegations by the whistleblowing website.
2017-09-21 13:09 | Tech | SputnikNews

Five Basic Differences Between Education and War … and One Similarity

This letter was sent to several professors at, as well as the president of, Harvard University, on 9/19/17, regarding the controversy over Chelsea Manning, whereby Manning was invited to teach for the fall semester at Harvard, and then uninvited after controversy around the decision ensued on and off campus.  On the revoked Invitation of Chelsea Manning More
2017-09-21 08:09 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

At Harvard, Chelsea Manning Lost Her Fellowship. At Fordham, a Former CIA Torture Proponent Kept His.

Apparently the CIA always comes out on top when it comes to university battles over who should get fellowships. The post At Harvard, Chelsea Manning Lost Her Fellowship. At Fordham, a Former CIA Torture Proponent Kept His. appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-09-20 15:09 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Wikileaks Says Russia Spied On Internet And Mobile Users

Wikileaks has released a new cache of documents which it claims detail surveillance apparatus used by the Russian state to
2017-09-20 03:09 | 1, World News, Internet | EurasiaReview

Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.
2017-09-20 01:09 | News | NPR

Doubts over WikiLeaks' release of Russian surveillance system files

WikiLeaks has released documents that it claims offer details of how Moscow uses state surveillance to spy on Internet and mobile users.
2017-09-19 21:09 | News | TheAge

Can Washington protect America’s electoral process from the next cyberattack?

When one of us, after a four-decade career in the Marine Corps including 19 months in command in Afghanistan, had the chance to address the National Association of Counties earlier this year, this was the key message: We in the military have always been the ones on the front lines in defense of this country…
2017-09-19 19:09 | News | Brookings

WikiLeaks Releases Docs Alleging Russian Firm Colluded With Security Services

The whistle-blowing website published documents on Tuesday, stating that a Russian billing company, PETER-SERVICE had provided the country's security services with metadata on subscribers of mobile operators in order to get new "commercial opportunities."
2017-09-19 11:09 | Tech | SputnikNews

The CIA Wins: Harvard, Chelsea Manning And Visiting Fellowships – OpEd

It all began with an announcement, made public on the website of the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics at Harvard
2017-09-19 01:09 | 1, Opinion, Chelsea Manning | EurasiaReview

The CIA Wins: Harvard, Chelsea Manning and Visiting Fellowships

It all began with an announcement, made public on the website of the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Chelsea Manning would be joining a curious array of Visiting Fellows, including Mr Disaster, Robby Mook, and Sean Bumbling Spicer.  (Manning, Spicer and Mook has a curious ring to it, the name, perhaps, of More
2017-09-18 08:09 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

In Catalonia: A Spanish Tiananmen Square?

One of those crises that no one saw coming is about to rear its head in a very unlikely locale: Catalonia, Spain’s richest province, where the local government has scheduled an independence referendum on October 1.  Of course, some observers – e,g, Julian Assange – did see it coming, but the current trend to find “fascists” … Continue reading "In Catalonia: A Spanish Tiananmen Square?" The post In Catalonia: A Spanish Tiananmen Square? appeared
2017-09-18 04:09 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

The CIA Wins: Harvard, Chelsea Manning and Visiting Fellowships

It all began with an announcement, made public on the website of the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Chelsea Manning would be joining a curious array of Visiting Fellows, including Mr Disaster, Robby Mook, and Sean Bumbling Spicer. (Manning, Spicer and Mook has a curious ring to it, the name, perhaps, of […]
2017-09-16 17:09 | Censorship, CIA, Culture | DissidentVoice

Harvard Caves to CIA Pressure, Revokes Chelsea Manning Title

Manning, the transgender former soldier who leaked thousands of diplomatic cables, lost her honorary title.
2017-09-15 15:09 | The Cable, CIA, WikiLeaks | ForeignPolicy

Harvard Caves to CIA Pressure, Revokes Chelsea Manning Title

Manning, the transgender former soldier who leaked thousands of diplomatic cables, lost her honorary title.
2017-09-15 15:09 | The Cable, CIA, WikiLeaks | ForeignPolicy

Top Stories: London Train Attack; Cassini's Saturn Mission Is Over

Also: Harvard withdraws a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning; the FTC will join probes of Equifax; and language researchers want to revive some historical words.
2017-09-15 13:09 | News | NPR

Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat

Harvard University reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow early Friday, a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the title for the soldier who was convicted of leaking classified information.
2017-09-15 12:09 | News | NewsDay

Caving to CIA, Which Literally Assassinates People, Harvard Rescinds Manning Fellowship

Jon Queally, staff writer In a move called " moral cowardice " and in the wake of objections from the current and a former head of the CIA—an agency that has tried to and successfully assassinated people, helped
2017-09-15 11:09 | News | CommonDreams

Harvard Withdraws Fellowship Invitation To Chelsea Manning

The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School announced Wednesday that Manning would be one of its visiting fellows, but less than two days later, the school's dean withdrew the invitation.
2017-09-15 08:09 | News | NPR

NSA’s Quiet Presence at a Base in England’s Countryside Revealed in Snowden Documents

From a countryside compound in Lincolnshire, British and American spies eavesdropped on the Arab Spring and directed drones in the Middle East. The post NSA’s Quiet Presence at a Base in England’s Countryside Revealed in Snowden Documents appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-09-13 19:09 | release-september-2017, Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Taking Aim At Wikileaks – OpEd

Various scribbles have started to pepper the conversation started by the adventurous Mike Pompeo after he branded WikiLeaks a hostile
2017-09-12 16:09 | 1, Opinion, Julian Assange | EurasiaReview

Taking Aim at Wikileaks

Various scribbles have started to pepper the conversation started by the adventurous Mike Pompeo after he branded WikiLeaks a hostile intelligence agency before the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  (This would have generated a wry smile of content from Julian Assange.) The words of the Central Intelligence Agency chief are worth retelling in their More
2017-09-11 08:09 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Patch Your Android Phone to Avoid the “Toast” Attack

By Christopher Budd, Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks Today, Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers are announcing details on a new high-severity vulnerability affecting the Google Android platform. Patches for this vulnerability are available as part of the September 2017 Android Security Bulletin. This new vulnerability does NOT affect Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version; but it does affect all prior versions of Android. There is some malware that exploits some vectors outlined in this article, but Palo Alto Networks Unit
2017-09-10 07:09 | News, Security, Smartphones | ReviewCentralMe

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million US Customers

Credit reporting firm Equifax confirmed Thursday a cybersecurity incident that could potentially impact approximately 143 million US consumers. According to
2017-09-08 04:09 | 1, Business, Technology | EurasiaReview

Secret Data at Risk After Rise in Cyberattacks on British Universities

A number of successful attacks on British universities, including Oxford, University College London and Warwick, have doubled in the last year alone sparking fears hackers are passing on secretive material to foreign powers.
2017-09-05 13:09 | Europe | SputnikNews

4 Ways The U.S. Could Fight Future Election Interference

Protecting the casting and counting of votes is only one potential issue for policymakers. How a cyberattack might disrupt Election Day in 2018 or 2020 is one of the big unanswered questions.
2017-09-05 09:09 | News | NPR

Courage is recruiting for a WikiLeaks campaigner

Courage is recruiting for one or more campaigners to organise support for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in the United States, particularly highlighting the First Amendment issues for journalists and publishers
2017-09-04 16:09 | News | CourageFound

Windows Machines Targeted By CIA Under ‘Angelfire’ – WikiLeaks

Windows machines are targeted by the CIA under ‘Angelfire,’ according to the latest release from WikiLeaks’ ‘Vault7’ series. The documents
2017-09-01 01:09 | 1, Technology, World News | EurasiaReview

#WikiLeaksHack: Organization Calls Reports on Hacked Servers 'Fake News'

The WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform denied it had undergone a cyberattack following the media reports saying the organization's servers were compromised on Thursday morning.
2017-08-31 12:08 | Tech | SputnikNews