Definition by the UK information tribunal may assist in Julian Assange’s defence against US extradition on grounds of press freedom
A British tribunal has recognised Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks as a “media organisation”, a point of contention with the United States, which is seeking to prosecute him and disputes his journalistic credentials.
The issue of whether Assange is a journalist and publisher would almost certainly be one of the main battlegrounds in the event of the US seeking his extradition from the UK.
Network said Trump had received email that offered hacked WikiLeaks files – but CNN got date wrong and later admitted material was already in public sphere
CNN was forced to climb down from a report Friday that an encryption key allowing access to hacked content had been emailed to Donald Trump and aides two months before the presidential election.
Such a key had been emailed, the cable network said in a corrected report, but the material it gave access to was already in the public sphere, and not previously unseen as an initial CNN report suggested.
(1 December 2015) GCHQ warns US intelligence
<p>Britain’s spy agency GCHQ becomes aware of suspicious “interactions” between people with Trump ties and Russian intelligence operatives. In late 2015, GCHQ warns US intelligence.</p>Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Donald Trump  => Donald Trump Jr  => WikiLeaks  => Media  => US news  => World news  => Hacking  => Russia  => US elections 2016  => US politics ) [pubDate] => Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:18:47 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/08/trump-email-key-wikileaks-hacked-documents )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Disruption games: why are libertarians lining up with autocrats to undermine democracy? [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/19/trump-russia-fake-news-libertarians-autocrats-democracy [description] =>
In the era of digital politics, an odd alliance has sprung up: anti-state campaigners and Moscow-backed nationalists are combining to disrupt liberal institutions
At a time when strange alliances are disrupting previously stable democracies, the Catalan independence referendum was a perfect reflection of a weird age. Along with the flag-waving and calls for “freedom” from Madrid, the furore that followed the vote unleashed some of the darker elements that have haunted recent turbulent episodes in Europe and America: fake news, Russian mischief and, marching oddly in step, libertarian activism.
From his residence of more than five years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Assange tweeted 80 times in support of Catalan secession, and his views were amplified by the state-run Russian news agency, Sputnik, making him the most quoted English-language voice on Twitter, according to independent research and the Sydney Morning Herald.
They’re completely at odds with each other in every other sense but share a hatred of establishment western politicsContinue reading... [category] => Array (  => Hacking  => World news  => WikiLeaks  => Edward Snowden  => Julian Assange  => Catalonia  => Activism  => Media  => US news  => Donald Trump  => US elections 2016  => US politics  => Russia  => Donald Trump Jr  => Facebook  => Twitter  => Europe  => Social networking  => Internet  => Technology  => Blogging ) [pubDate] => Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:00:54 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/19/trump-russia-fake-news-libertarians-autocrats-democracy )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails sent to Trump team about WikiLeaks and Russia [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/16/jared-kushner-russia-wikileaks-emails-trump-team [description] =>
- President’s son-in-law forwarded emails to Trump campaign officials
- Kushner failed to turn over documents to investigators, senators say
Jared Kushner shared emails within Donald Trump’s team about WikiLeaks and a “backdoor overture” from Russia during the 2016 election campaign and failed to turn them over to investigators, it emerged on Thursday.
Senators said that a disclosure of files to their committee by Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, “appears to have been incomplete” and was missing “documents that are known to exist but were not included”.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Jared Kushner  => US news  => Trump-Russia investigation  => US Senate  => Donald Trump  => Russia  => Trump administration  => Europe  => World news  => WikiLeaks  => Media ) [pubDate] => Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:05:02 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/16/jared-kushner-russia-wikileaks-emails-trump-team )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Late-night hosts on Sessions' testimony: he's got 'collusion confusion' [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/nov/15/late-night-hosts-on-sessions-testimony-hes-got-collusion-confusion [description] =>
Comics, including Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah, discussed Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump Jr’s contacts with WikiLeaks, and Trump’s trip to Asia.
Late-night hosts on Tuesday discussed new revelations about Donald Trump Jr’s contacts with WikiLeaks, Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the House judiciary committee and the president’s two-week trip abroad.
“Folks, Donald Trump has been gone for 12 days,” Stephen Colbert began. “You know what they say: while the cat’s away, the mice have to testify before Congress.”Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Late-night TV roundup  => Stephen Colbert  => Trevor Noah  => Donald Trump  => Donald Trump Jr  => Jeff Sessions  => Comedy  => Television & radio  => US news  => US television  => Culture  => Comedy  => World news  => China  => WikiLeaks ) [pubDate] => Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:07:22 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/nov/15/late-night-hosts-on-sessions-testimony-hes-got-collusion-confusion )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Is the Trump administration is afflicted with 'Moscow memory'? | Richard Wolffe [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/14/trump-administration-moscow-memory [description] =>
Sadly this sickness may have started inside the Trump family. Jeff Sessions is just a hapless victim of some brain-corroding virus
For so many people who are close to Donald Trump, Russia is the Bermuda Triangle of their memory.
Conversations and meetings seem to pass through this mysterious quadrant of their brains and simply disappear. Even when the wreckage is found on some server or other, they profess ignorance, confusion or innocence. And sometimes all three at once.
Leaked correspondence reveals WikiLeaks suggested that president-elect ask Australia to send ‘real smart tough guy’ to DC
WikiLeaks tried to have Julian Assange installed as the Australian ambassador to the US after Donald Trump’s election, a new leak of private correspondence from inside the Trump circle has revealed.
On Tuesday the Atlantic magazine reported Donald Trump Jr, the president’s son, was in contact with WikiLeaks via Twitter direct messages during the final stages of the 2016 election. Copies of the correspondence were handed to congressional investigators by Trump Jr’s lawyers and then obtained by the Atlantic.
Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak. How ironic! 1/3 pic.twitter.com/SiwTqWtykA
Contacted Trump Jr this morning on why he should publish his emails (i.e with us). Two hours later, does it himself: https://t.co/FzCttGSyr6Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => WikiLeaks  => Donald Trump Jr  => US politics  => Julian Assange  => Australian politics  => Trump administration  => Australia news  => US news ) [pubDate] => Tue, 14 Nov 2017 03:12:02 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/14/julian-assange-australia-us-ambassador-wikileaks-urged-trump-jr )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Donald Trump Jr communicated with WikiLeaks during final stages of election [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/13/donald-trump-jr-communicated-with-wikileaks-during-final-stages-of-election [description] =>
President’s son exchanged direct messages with WikiLeaks Twitter account weeks before election day, a new leak of private correspondence shows
Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of the US president, was in direct communication with WikiLeaks in the crucial final stages of the 2016 presidential election, a new leak of private correspondence from inside the Trump circle reveals.
The younger Trump exchanged direct messages with the WikiLeaks account on Twitter between 20 September and 12 October 2016. Copies of the correspondence were handed to congressional investigators by Trump Jr’s lawyers and subsequently obtained by the Atlantic magazine.
Full text of alleged DMs with context provides a different reading, unsurprisingly. https://t.co/dbwIKXWp74Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Donald Trump Jr  => Donald Trump  => US news  => US politics  => WikiLeaks  => Russia  => Europe  => World news ) [pubDate] => Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:10:57 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/13/donald-trump-jr-communicated-with-wikileaks-during-final-stages-of-election )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Data firm that worked for Trump asked WikiLeaks to share hacked emails [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/10/data-firm-that-worked-for-trump-asked-wikileaks-to-share-hacked-emails [description] =>
Cambridge Analytica executive confirms firm asked Assange to share hacked emails related to Clinton – reportedly around time it started working for Trump
The chief executive of Cambridge Analytica has confirmed that the UK data research firm contacted Julian Assange to ask WikiLeaks to share hacked emails related to Hillary Clinton at about the time it started working for the Trump campaign in summer 2016.
Related: Contact the Guardian securelyContinue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => Hacking  => Hillary Clinton  => US news  => WikiLeaks  => Media  => Technology  => World news  => UK news ) [pubDate] => Fri, 10 Nov 2017 23:08:54 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/10/data-firm-that-worked-for-trump-asked-wikileaks-to-share-hacked-emails )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => UK prosecutors admit destroying key emails in Julian Assange case [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/10/uk-prosecutors-admit-destroying-key-emails-from-julian-assange-case [description] =>
Correspondence between CPS and its Swedish counterparts about WikiLeaks founder deleted after lawyer retired in 2014
The Crown Prosecution Service is facing embarrassment after admitting it destroyed key emails relating to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy fighting extradition.
Email exchanges between the CPS and its Swedish counterparts over the high-profile case were deleted after the lawyer at the UK end retired in 2014.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => Media  => WikiLeaks  => Extradition  => UK criminal justice  => Law  => UK news ) [pubDate] => Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:00:03 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/10/uk-prosecutors-admit-destroying-key-emails-from-julian-assange-case )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy alliance | Carole Cadwalladr [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/28/trump-assange-bannon-farage-bound-together-in-unholy-alliance [description] =>
The WikiLeaks founder’s astonishing admission should prompt MPs finally to start asking questions
Last Wednesday, 11 months into Donald Trump’s new world order, in the first year of normalisation, a sudden unblurring of lines took place. A shift. A door of perception swung open.
Because that was the day that the dramatis personae of two separate Trump-Russia scandals smashed headlong into one another. A high-speed news car crash between Cambridge Analytica and WikiLeaks, the two organisations that arguably had the most impact on 2016, coming together last week in one head-spinning scoop.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Nigel Farage  => Politics  => Donald Trump  => US news  => Steve Bannon  => WikiLeaks  => Big data ) [pubDate] => Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:05:12 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/28/trump-assange-bannon-farage-bound-together-in-unholy-alliance )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Cambridge Analytica used data from Facebook and Politico to help Trump [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/26/cambridge-analytica-used-data-from-facebook-and-politico-to-help-trump [description] =>
Speech by company executive contradicts denial by Trump campaign that claimed the company used its own data and Facebook data to help the campaign
Cambridge Analytica used its own database and voter information collected from Facebook and news publishers in its effort to help elect Donald Trump, despite a claim by a top campaign official who has downplayed the company’s role in the election.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Facebook  => Donald Trump  => US politics  => WikiLeaks  => Media  => Technology  => US news  => World news ) [pubDate] => Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:30:39 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/26/cambridge-analytica-used-data-from-facebook-and-politico-to-help-trump )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange confirms Cambridge Analytica sought WikiLeaks' help [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/26/julian-assange-confirms-cambridge-analytica-sought-wikileaks-help [description] =>
Report says Trump campaign’s data-mining contractor was trying to get hold of Hillary Clinton’s missing emails
A data-mining firm that worked for Donald Trump’s election campaign made an approach to WikiLeaks, founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday.
The statement followed a report in the Daily Beast that Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix made contact with Assange about the possible release of 33,000 of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Trump administration  => US politics  => Data and computer security  => WikiLeaks  => Technology  => US news  => Hacking ) [pubDate] => Thu, 26 Oct 2017 02:46:05 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/26/julian-assange-confirms-cambridge-analytica-sought-wikileaks-help )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Donald Trump's Twitter use is a risk to global security, Hillary Clinton says [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/16/clinton-says-wikileaks-is-now-a-subsidiary-of-russian-intelligence [description] =>
Defeated presidential candidate also tells Australia’s Four Corners program that Wikileaks is now ‘a fully owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence’
Donald Trump’s Twitter account represents a “clear and present danger” to world security, Hillary Clinton has argued.
In an interview on Australian television aired on Monday night Clinton said the Trump’s presidency “certainly is” a risk not just to the US but also “the rest of the world, including Australia”.
There's something wrong with Hillary Clinton. It is not just her constant lying. It is not just that she throws off menacing glares and seethes thwarted entitlement. Watch closely. Something much darker rides along with it. A cold creepiness rarely seen. https://t.co/JNw2dkXgduContinue reading... [category] => Array (  => Hillary Clinton  => US elections 2016  => US politics  => Donald Trump  => WikiLeaks  => Julian Assange  => Russia  => Vladimir Putin  => Cybercrime  => Cyberwar  => Espionage  => Australian Broadcasting Corporation ) [pubDate] => Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:53:29 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/16/clinton-says-wikileaks-is-now-a-subsidiary-of-russian-intelligence )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Roger Stone: Trump adviser denies Russia collusion during 2016 election [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/26/roger-stone-donald-trump-russia-investigation-house-committee [description] =>
Political ‘dirty trickster’ makes combative appearance before House intelligence committee: ‘There is one “trick” that is not in my bag and that is treason’
Roger Stone, a longstanding adviser to Donald Trump, made a combative appearance at a closed session of the House intelligence committee on Tuesday to reject allegations of collusion.
He told journalists later that his former business partner, Paul Manafort, who served as Trump’s campaign chairman, expected to be indicted soon. Stone said he expected Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating links between the Trump campaign and Moscow, to “manufacture” a charge against Manafort in an effort to force him to “bear false witness against the president”.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => US politics  => US elections 2016  => Donald Trump  => US news  => Russia  => WikiLeaks  => World news ) [pubDate] => Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:00:55 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/26/roger-stone-donald-trump-russia-investigation-house-committee )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Chelsea Manning’s story highlights the key issues of our time | Eugene Jarecki [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/16/chelsea-manning-story-highlights-key-issues-of-our-time [description] => In her eyes, those fighting others battles across modern society must recognise that their common enemy is fragmentation
For anyone living in the digital age who isn’t a luddite, modern news consumption has fundamentally changed. We have all to varying degrees become addicts – whether in pill form (online journalism) or in the more easily digested liquid form of late-night satire. Either way, our biorhythms seem increasingly shaped by the rise and fall of brief, often maddening news items that sweep across the digital commons.
“Now this will get Trump impeached!” “With this latest move, Theresa May’s Tories have effectively dissolved Parliament!” “How to prepare for a Nuclear Attack” Our clickbait-driven digital universe produces a race to the bottom among information providers, a constant bombardment of the psyche by headlines and coverage that spiral toward extremism and momentary shock effect, desensitizing us and puzzling our collective will. Which is not to suggest that there aren’t things – grave things – to be concerned about. This presents a complicating feature for anyone seeking to plot a path through a world spiralling into uncertainty. For how can one possibly find the composure to build an effective fire station when constantly on the run putting out brush fires? The effect of such endless and fragmentary stimuli is to pique and then paralyse the conscience, never providing the big picture necessary for real change. “Enterprises of great pith and moment,” Hamlet famously noted, “with this regard/ their currents turn awry/ And lose the name of action.”Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Chelsea Manning  => US news  => WikiLeaks  => Media  => UK news ) [pubDate] => Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:05:25 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/16/chelsea-manning-story-highlights-key-issues-of-our-time )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship after CIA chief protests [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/15/chelsea-manning-fellowship-cia-head-cancels-harvard-speech-over-offer-to-traitor [description] =>
University withdraws honorary title, but still invites whistleblower to ‘spend a day’ speaking on campus, after CIA director cancels event over ‘traitor’
Harvard University has rescinded an offer to make Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow after the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, cancelled an appearance at the university.
CIA Director Withdraws from Harvard Kennedy School Forum pic.twitter.com/N7YKyGy9H4Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Chelsea Manning  => Harvard University  => CIA  => WikiLeaks  => Sean Spicer  => US military  => US politics  => US news ) [pubDate] => Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:20:41 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/15/chelsea-manning-fellowship-cia-head-cancels-harvard-speech-over-offer-to-traitor )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => WikiLeaks 'hacked' as OurMine group answers 'hack us' challenge [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/31/wikileaks-hacked-ourmine-group-julian-assange-dns-attack [description] =>
Julian Assange’s data-leaking site defaced via DNS attack, showing humiliating messages for organisation that prides itself on being tech savvy
WikiLeaks suffered an embarrassing cyber-attack when Saudi Arabian-based hacking group OurMine took over its web address.
The attack saw visitors to WikiLeaks.org redirected to a page created by OurMine which claimed that the attack was a response to a challenge from the organisation to hack them.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Hacking  => Data and computer security  => Technology  => WikiLeaks  => Internet  => Julian Assange  => Media ) [pubDate] => Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:32:55 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/31/wikileaks-hacked-ourmine-group-julian-assange-dns-attack )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange: software developer, whistleblower ... and ‘edgewalker’? [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/shortcuts/2017/aug/15/julian-assange-software-developer-whistleblower-edgewalker-wikileaks [description] =>
A friend of the WikiLeaks founder has said that he describes himself using the term, coined in a book about people on the ‘cutting edge of human evolution’
Age: 11.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => WikiLeaks  => Media  => Management ) [pubDate] => Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:15:06 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/shortcuts/2017/aug/15/julian-assange-software-developer-whistleblower-edgewalker-wikileaks )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => The strange case of Fox News, Trump and the death of young Democrat Seth Rich [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/07/seth-rich-trump-white-house-fox-news [description] =>
The revelation that Fox News made contact with the White House over a false and malicious story could spell trouble for the network – and the president
In the early hours of Sunday 10 July 2016, Seth Rich, a 27-year-old digital campaigner with the Democratic National Committee, was walking home after a long night at his favorite Washington sports bar, Lou’s City. He was in no hurry, chatting for more than two hours on the phone to his girlfriend. At 4.19am, he told her he was almost at his door and had to go.
Seconds later, gunshots rang out. A minute after that, police arrived to find Rich lying on the ground just a block from his apartment, still alive but fading fast, with two bullet wounds in his back. He died in hospital a few hours later.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Fox News  => Trump administration  => US politics  => Democrats  => WikiLeaks  => Media  => US news  => Rupert Murdoch  => World news  => 21st Century Fox  => Fox  => Business  => Television industry ) [pubDate] => Mon, 07 Aug 2017 05:09:04 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/07/seth-rich-trump-white-house-fox-news ) )