A lawyer for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned Friday that an apparent US indictment against him poses a grave threat to press freedom both inside the United States and internationally. The possible indictment suggested that Washington will seek Assange's extradition if he leaves Ecuador's embassy in London, where he took refuge in 2012 over fears he could be prosecuted for WikiLeaks's previous revelations of US national security secrets. "A criminal investigation into WikiLeaks sets a dangerous precedent for all the media... Everyone ought to be concerned about what this potential indictment means," lawyer Jennifer Robinson told the Democracy Now news program.
Julian Assange will be charged according to mistakenly filed court documents, but it remains unclear what those charges will be, and how exactly they may relate to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.
Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson has accused Scott Morrison of making 'smutty' and 'unnecessary' comments about her after she appealed to the prime minister to defend Julian Assange. Earlier this month, the actress called for Mr Morrison to support the WikiLeaks founder, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for six years. 'Defend your friend and get Julian his passport back and take him back to Australia and be proud of him and throw him a parade when he gets home,' Anderson requested of Mr Morrison through the Nine Network's 60 Minutes. The prime minister later chuckled loudly in an interview after being asked if intended to heed the star's advice, before simply replying:
Blackberry's $1.4 billion deal to acquire cybersecurity company Cylance cements the smartphone pioneer's pivot to an exclusive focus on cybersecurity. The Canadian company has made several other security acquisitions in recent years, but none as large as the Cylance deal announced on Friday. At over $1 billion, the move is a surprisingly large one, indicating the Blackberry will move further away from its devices, which still underpin a number of the company's existing enterprise security deals. Blackberry has made a rapid transition from a once-ubiquitous corporate smartphone provider, to a niche hardware player — and has become a nearly pure-play cybersecurity firm in less than five years.
The US refused to join a new global cybersecurity agreement this week—maybe because it was created by French president Emmanuel Macron, with whom President Trump isn't on great terms. On the same day, internet traffic that was supposed to route through Google's cloud servers instead went haywire, traveling through unplanned servers based in the likes of Russia and China. Hack? No, as Lily Hay Newman explains, though the cause was still worrisome. We also brought you the lowdown on how Darpa is preparing a Hail Mary plan to restart an electric grid in the case of a major infrastructure hack. We showed you how to get rid of old electronics without leaving your personal data on them. We explained
Baywatch star questions whether Australian PM has 'strength and conviction' to bring WikiLeaks founder home Sat 17 Nov 2018 23.13 EST Last modified on Sat 17 Nov 2018 23.18 EST Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has penned a furious open letter to the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, calling him “smutty”, “lewd” and questioning his “strength and conviction”. Writing on the US website the Daily Beast, Anderson criticised Morrison's response to her calls for the government to help WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange return to Australia, accusing him of trivialising the issue. Anderson – a close friend of Assange's – appeared on 60 Minutes Australia earlier this month to urge Morrison to
In the below open letter sent to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison today, Pamela Anderson urges the PM to help his fellow countryman, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.