“The FBI took advantage of hackers who wanted to help support the Syrian people against the Assad regime, who instead unwittingly provided the U.S. government access to Syrian systems, undoubtedly supplying useful intelligence to the military and their buildup for war.” – Jeremy Hammond * * * THE DAILY DOT
After the FBI essentially orchestrated the Stratfor hack through their informant Hector Xavier Monsegur (“Sabu”) and hackers breached, pilfered, and wiped the company’s servers clean, alleged AntiSec member Jeremy Hammond not only continued hacking systems for months, he unwittingly spied on other countries on the behalf of the U.S. government.
In what has to be one of the more spectacularly craptastic court decisions in recent history, last week the UK’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court upheld an outstanding warrant for Julian Assange which stemmed from a 2010 Swedish investigation that has since been closed. Despite public outcry, two UN rulings in favor of
It never ceases to amaze me the lack of seriousness in mainstream media when it comes to the attacks that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have faced over the years but like I mentioned previously, the U.S. government has played a large role in controlling the dissemination of information and I
“Nesting lies. Hatching truth.” In today’s political climate I can’t think of a more appropriate WikiLeaks meme that best illustrates the allegations that Julian Assange has been working for the Kremlin and the truth; the Russian narrative is a nest of lies manufactured and propagated by Hillary Clinton, the DNC,
When the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) was established at the end of 2012, Wikileaks had already faced a barrage of attacks from both the U.S. and Swedish governments, media outlets and movie studios, former Wikileaks volunteers, and banking and financial services institutions like PayPal, Visa and MasterCard who
While Laura Poitras was enjoying the success of her latest documentary, The Oath, the second film in a trilogy that includes her 2006 documentary My Country My Country, Wikileaks was busy publishing their first Cablegate document Reykhjavik13 and the shocking video Collateral Murder which showed “the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the
Well, it’s official. If you’re Julian Assange and your Twitter account goes missing for a day expect all-out pandemonium and a list of conspiracy theories longer than the Texas border. Meanwhile, if you’re the most persecuted publisher on the planet who has never had to issue a single retraction and