In an interview with 60 Minutes, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange compares his values to those of the Founding Fathers of the United States and argues that he is actually playing “inside the rules.” He defends his actions by leaning heavily on the First Amendment, stating that “our founding values are those of the U.S. revolution.”
On the possibility of facing prosecution in the U.S. for leaking… → Read More
Between the drama, intrigue and Interpol, the WikiLeaks saga has all the trimmings of a Hollywood movie. One friend of mine is debating quitting her job in order to write a movie script (She sees Lupin from Harry Potter as playing Assange). And she better hurry up — I’m betting at least two WikiLeaks-related scripts are getting pushed through Hollywood as I write this.
Perpetually outpacing the… → Read More
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court today that he will fight his extradition to Sweden on sex crime charges. Assange has been refused bail and will be remanded in custody till 14 December. It appears the reasons given by the court were that he has a “nomadic life”, refused to give his address and there is no record of his entry to the UK.
This means there will be a long drawn out… → Read More
Now that Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is currently in police custody, curiosity turns towards the file insurance.aes256. The file, which first appeared online last July, is so named because it’s said to represent “insurance” against any possible disruption in Wikileaks’ work. Considering the site has been fighting tool and nail to stay online for the past few days, and considering that the site’s… → Read More
More Wikileaks info for you. It’s pretty hard to think of a bigger tech story in 2010 than the site’s rise to prominence. Obviously it’s been around for a while now, but it didn’t really ruffle any feathers—always a good thing—until this year. Today’s developments: it would certainly appear that Public Enemy Number One (in the eyes of certain talking heads here in the U.S.), Julian… → Read More
Julian Assange, the Wikileaks editor and spokesperson, is now wanted in Sweden, but not “wanted” in a good way. It has nothing to do with Wikileaks (so says The Man), but over an alleged rape. It’s not a new case—a warrant was issued in August before being stricken—but it’s probably not the kind of thing that Wikileaks needs as it’s trying to maintain credibility. → Read More