- Lamo testified about Manning’s release of documents to WikiLeaks
- Cause of death was not immediately known
Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who turned in whistleblower Chelsea Manning to law enforcement, has died at the age of 37, according to authorities in Kansas.
Lamo, who testified about Manning’s release of documents to WikiLeaks, was confirmed dead on Friday by authorities in Sedgwick County. The coroner’s office has not responded to inquiries about the cause of his death.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => US news  => Chelsea Manning  => Hacking  => WikiLeaks  => Technology ) [pubDate] => Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:35:55 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/16/adrian-lamo-dead-chelsea-manning-wikileaks )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange saga: judge to rule on arrest warrant [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/13/julian-assange-saga-judge-to-rule-on-arrest-warrant [description] =>
After six years holed up in Ecuadorian embassy, WikiLeaks founder faces a pivotal moment
It is nearly six years since Julian Assange disguised himself as a motorcycle courier and entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London to seek political asylum. His subsequent legal battle, so vast and protracted a CPS lawyer once deemed it “like an industry” in itself, comes to a pivotal moment on Tuesday, when a judge will rule on whether the warrant for his arrest has become disproportionate.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => WikiLeaks  => UK news  => Sweden  => Law  => US news ) [pubDate] => Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:00:07 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/13/julian-assange-saga-judge-to-rule-on-arrest-warrant )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Sweden tried to drop Assange extradition in 2013, CPS emails show [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/11/sweden-tried-to-drop-assange-extradition-in-2013-cps-emails-show [description] =>
UK prosecutors tried to dissuade Swedish counterparts from doing so, exchange shows
Swedish prosecutors attempted to drop extradition proceedings against Julian Assange as early as 2013, according to a confidential exchange of emails with the Crown Prosecution Service seen by the Guardian.
The sequence of messages also appears to challenge statements by the CPS that the case was not live at the time emails were deleted by prosecutors, according to supporters of the WikiLeaks founder.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => WikiLeaks  => Crown Prosecution Service  => Law  => Media  => UK news ) [pubDate] => Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:20:04 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/11/sweden-tried-to-drop-assange-extradition-in-2013-cps-emails-show )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange still faces arrest after judge rules warrant valid [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/06/julian-assange-still-faces-arrest-after-judge-rules-warrant-valid [description] =>
Assange’s lawyers react by launching new application on public interest grounds
Julian Assange will continue to face arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy, after a judge ruled that the arrest warrant against the WikiLeaks founder was still valid.
But after the senior district judge Emma Arbuthnot ruled against Assange on Tuesday, his lawyers made a separate application that the warrant should be dropped on public interest grounds, leaving open the possibility that he could still walk out of the embassy in the near future.
I can confirm that a package containing an unknown white powdery substance and a threat was addressed to my name. It was handed to UK diplomatic police. I understand they are performing toxicology and forensics. https://t.co/s0F2aCBSAS?Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => WikiLeaks  => Ecuador  => UK news  => Sweden  => US news  => Europe  => World news  => London ) [pubDate] => Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:22:16 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/06/julian-assange-still-faces-arrest-after-judge-rules-warrant-valid )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Roger Stone 'dropped off card' for Julian Assange at embassy [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/01/roger-stone-dropped-off-card-for-julian-assange-at-embassy [description] =>
The longtime Trump associate visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where officials have harbored Assange for over five years
Roger Stone, a longtime associate of Donald Trump who has previously claimed he had a “backchannel” to WikiLeaks, on Wednesday visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where officials have harbored the organization’s founder, Julian Assange, for over five years.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => WikiLeaks  => Ecuador  => Julian Assange  => Hillary Clinton  => World news  => Trump-Russia investigation  => US news ) [pubDate] => Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:13:40 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/feb/01/roger-stone-dropped-off-card-for-julian-assange-at-embassy )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange asks UK court to drop arrest warrant [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/26/julian-assange-asks-uk-court-to-drop-arrest-warrant-ecuadorian-embassy [description] =>
WikiLeaks founder hopes ruling in his favour would allow him to leave Ecuadorian embassy
The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has asked a UK court to drop the arrest warrant that prevents him from leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been living for five and a half years.
Assange, 46, skipped bail to enter the embassy in 2012 in order to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault and rape, which he denies.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has not stepped outside the heavily surveilled confines of the Ecuadorian embassy in London since he entered the building almost six years ago. Naturally, much of the media attention has focused on his international legal drama and threats to his safety, including arrest and possible extradition to the US. In contrast, ongoing violations of his human rights, including his fundamental right to healthcare in the context of his unusual confinement, have received less coverage.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => WikiLeaks  => Human rights  => Ecuador  => Refugees  => Immigration and asylum  => UK news ) [pubDate] => Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:03:45 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/24/julian-assange-care-wikileaks-ecuadorian-embassy )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange's health in 'dangerous' condition, say doctors [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/24/julian-assanges-health-in-dangerous-condition-say-doctors [description] =>
Two clinicians who examined Assange renew calls for him to be given safe passage to hospital
Julian Assange’s long stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London is having a “dangerous” impact on his physical and mental health, according to clinicians who carried out the most recent assessments of him.
The pair renewed calls for the WikiLeaks publisher to be granted safe passage to a London hospital.
Private investigator tells House panel Farage gave thumb drive to Assange, who officials view as a conduit for the Russian government
Nigel Farage may have given Julian Assange a thumb drive of data and was possibly a more frequent visitor than was publicly known to the Ecuadorian embassy where the WikiLeaks founder lives, according to testimony given to US congressional inquiry into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to the Kremlin.
How serious are the allegations?Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Nigel Farage  => Julian Assange  => Ecuador  => Donald Trump  => Russia  => World news  => House of Representatives  => WikiLeaks ) [pubDate] => Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:03:26 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/19/trump-russia-inquiry-is-told-nigel-farage-may-have-given-julian-assange-data )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange: Ecuadorian 'naturalisation granted' – video [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2018/jan/11/julian-assange-ecuadorian-naturalisation-granted-video [description] =>
Ecuador's foreign minister, María Fernanda Espinosa, announces the naturalisation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange requested Ecuadorian citizenship in September 2017 and his application was granted in DecemberContinue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => WikiLeaks  => Ecuador  => Extradition  => UK criminal justice  => London  => UK news ) [pubDate] => Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:56:25 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2018/jan/11/julian-assange-ecuadorian-naturalisation-granted-video )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange is made an Ecuadorian citizen in effort to resolve impasse [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/11/julian-assange-is-made-ecuadorian-citizen-in-effort-to-resolve-impasse [description] =>
Ecuador’s foreign minister reveals to reporters in Quito that Wikileaks founder was granted citizenship a month ago
The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was made an Ecuadorian citizen last month, the nation’s foreign ministry has revealed, in an attempt to resolve the political impasse over his continued presence in the UK.
The 46-year-old has been naturalised after living for five and a half years in the cramped, Latin American country’s embassy in Knightsbridge, central London.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => WikiLeaks  => UK news  => Ecuador  => London  => UK criminal justice  => Extradition  => Law  => World news  => Americas ) [pubDate] => Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:34:44 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/11/julian-assange-is-made-ecuadorian-citizen-in-effort-to-resolve-impasse )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => The only barrier to Julian Assange leaving Ecuador’s embassy is pride | James Ball [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/10/julian-assange-ecuador-embassy-wikileaks-us-sweden [description] => The WikiLeaks founder is unlikely to face prosecution in the US, charges in Sweden have been dropped – and for the embassy, he’s lost his value as an icon
According to Debrett’s, the arbiters of etiquette since 1769: “Visitors, like fish, stink in three days.” Given this, it’s difficult to imagine what Ecuador’s London embassy smells like, more than five-and-a-half years after Julian Assange moved himself into the confines of the small flat in Knightsbridge, just across the road from Harrods.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => WikiLeaks  => Julian Assange  => Ecuador  => Media  => Americas  => World news  => UK news ) [pubDate] => Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:14:19 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/10/julian-assange-ecuador-embassy-wikileaks-us-sweden )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => Julian Assange's stay in London embassy untenable, says Ecuador [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/09/julian-assange-stay-in-london-embassy-untenable-says-ecuador [description] =>
South American country that has housed WikiLeaks founder for five years says it is seeking mediator to end impasse with UK
Ecuador’s foreign minister has said Julian Assange’s five-and-a-half-year stay in her country’s London embassy is “untenable” and should be ended through international mediation.
The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in Knightsbridge since the summer of 2012, when he faced the prospect of extradition to Sweden over claims that he sexually assaulted two women. He denies the accusations.Continue reading... [category] => Array (  => Julian Assange  => WikiLeaks  => Media  => Ecuador  => Americas  => World news  => UK news  => Foreign policy  => Sweden ) [pubDate] => Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:37:12 GMT [guid] => http://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/09/julian-assange-stay-in-london-embassy-untenable-says-ecuador )  => SimpleXMLElement Object ( [title] => WikiLeaks recognised as a 'media organisation' by UK tribunal [link] => https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/dec/14/wikileaks-recognised-as-a-media-organisation-by-uk-tribunal [description] =>
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.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 ) )