Wikileaks once again successfully hacked the media, shaping discussions into deliberately deceptive ways.
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Some additional notes on Wikileaks' release of CIA hacking tools.
An initial analysis of the trove of CIA documents released by Wikileaks.
What is the New York Times saying about Julian Assange?
One of the most powerful ways to damage an institution is what Bruce Schneier calls “organizational doxing”, obtain the target’s secrets and spread them to the world. Whether Sony Pictures, a company providing spyware to repressive regimes like Hacking Team or an appare
In light of yesterday's events in the Bradley Manning case, I really want to see this fascinating-looking documentary:
After hearing evidence in a contested bench trial, Army Colonel Denise Lind, a military trial judge, found Pfc. Bradley Manning guilty of most of the charges and specifications today in a military court room at Fort Meade, Maryland, in connection with his release of documents to Wikileaks. Manning faces a maximum possible sentence of over 128 years for those charges alone.
The Court acquitted Manning of aiding the enemy, a crime under Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Aiding the enemy carries a punishment of up to life without parole.
From The Guardian's live blog:
Manning has been found not guilty of the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy". However the private has been found guilty on five counts of violating the espionage act.
[Update] Here is Charlie Savage of the New York Times.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center ("EPIC"), an advocacy and litigation group, today petitioned for a writ of mandamus or prohibition, or a writ of certiorari, in the Supreme Court. The filing's subject is an April order, issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ("FISC") pursuant to Section 215 of the Patriot Act, and leaked to media, seemingly, by Edward Snowden.
That's the sum and substance of this Reuters piece (run here in the New York Times). It begins as follows:
CARACAS — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Friday in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs.