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Daily Crunch: Assange faces Espionage Act charges

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WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom

Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been charged with more than a dozen additional charges by U.S. federal prosecutors, including under the controversial Espionage Act — a

Chelsea Manning is back in jail after refusing to cooperate with WikiLeaks investigation

Following a week-long release from an Alexandria, Va. detention center, Chelsea Manning is back in jail. Manning was jailed in March for her refusal to cooperate with a grand jury investigation into W

Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange

Sweden’s prosecution authority has reopened a preliminary investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on an allegation of rape dating back to 2010. It said today it will issue a Europea

Julian Assange jailed for 50 weeks for breaching UK bail conditions

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today. A spokeswoman for the court confirm

Mueller report sheds new light on how the Russians hacked the DNC and the Clinton campaign

The Mueller report contains new information about how the Russian government hacked documents and emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee . At o

Why we’re looking into the Mueller report

After nearly two years of investigation and months of delays (not to mention partisan bickering the whole time), Special Investigator Robert Mueller's report on the President's campaign and Russian in

Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested

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WikiLeaks founder charged with hacking, now faces US extradition

In a fast-moving development since Julian Assange’s arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching U.K. bail conditions, the WikiLeaks founder has been rearrested on behalf of

Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum

London Metropolitan police has arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London. He has been holed up in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012 in order to avoid a warrant against him. Ecuador

Court filings accidentally reveal charges against Julian Assange

In a turn of events that reads like a plot point from an unreleased Coen Brothers script, information has surfaced revealing that prosecutors have charged embattled WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

Twitter widens its view of bad actors to fight election fiddlers

Twitter has announced more changes to its rules to try to make it harder for people to use its platform to spread politically charged disinformation and thereby erode democratic processes. In an upda

With his internet cut off, Julian Assange steps down as editor of WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has a new top dog. Its contentious figurehead and founder, Julian Assange, will step aside, letting former WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson take the reins due to what WikiLeaks call

Russian hackers slipped up in attempt to hack senator

Hackers that targeted a Democratic senator up for reelection this year may have left behind clues in their attack that further suggest Russian involvement. The office of Claire McCaskill, a Missouri s

The DNC’s lawyers subpoena WikiLeaks with a tweet

In a very unusual move, WikiLeaks has been subpoenaed via Twitter. In a tweet on Friday, a law firm representing the Democratic National Convention in its civil lawsuit against WikiLeaks and other def

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is stateless no more. On Thursday, Ecuador revealed that it had extended citizenship to Assange, a controversial figure who moved into London's Ecuadorian embassy to e

Julian Assange’s Twitter account goes offline, returns

It’s a Christmas miracle of sorts. Julian Assange’s Twitter account disappeared from the site, returned, and now there’s a bouncing baby Corgi up top. The account appears to have gone offline ar

Wikileaks releases documents it claims detail Russia mass surveillance apparatus

Wikileaks has released a new cache of documents which it claims detail surveillance apparatus used by the Russian state to spy on Internet and mobile users. It's the first time the organization has le

Why the WikiLeaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet

There are no hackers anymore -- now it's all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some time, but it’s becoming m

The CIA is really, really mad at WikiLeaks

Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, CIA Director Mike Pompeo went off on WikiLeaks. Pompeo is pretty mad about that whole Vault 7 hacking tools data dump, it looks li
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