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‘Modern fascism is breaking cover’: Journalists react to Assange Espionage Act charges

The US government’s indictment of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange on 17 additional charges under the Espionage Act has shocked and horrified journalists who are calling it an unprecedented attack on press freedom.

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Israeli NSO Group Linked To WhatsApp Spyware Attack Hit With Amnesty Lawsuit

Earlier this week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced it had rushed to patch up a security hole in its messaging service, which it believed had been exploited by the Israeli-owned NSO Group.

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You’ve been warned: Widespread US face surveillance is ‘imminent reality’, says tech privacy report

Georgetown researchers are warning Americans about a sophisticated real-time face surveillance system that’s about to become an “imminent reality” for millions of citizens across the country.

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Assange extradition process is ‘life & death’ for him and for journalism itself – WikiLeaks’ editor

The lengthy sentence incurred by Julian Assange for skipping bail has caused “shock and outrage,” WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson has said, adding that the real fight for him and journalism as a whole lies ahead.

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Assange Can Explain DNC Leak, Seth Rich Incident & ‘Trump-Russia Case’ – Analyst

On 11 April, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after being deprived of asylum and Ecuadorian citizenship by Quito. Speaking to Sputnik, Adam Garrie, director of Eurasia Future, explained how the Trump administration could benefit from questioning Assange and who is interested in muting the journalist.

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Zuckerberg asks governments for more internet regulation in self-flagellation exercise

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked governments and regulators to tighten the screws on digital companies such as his own, and slap them with sanctions if they refuse to abide by rules on privacy, political or harmful content.

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No great firewall: Russian PM says Moscow doesn’t want to ‘regulate’ web, only protect its interests

Russia is not seeking to erect a Chinese-style “great firewall” with new legislation on the ‘sovereign internet’ or otherwise regulate the web, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has said.

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4 ways India is putting its own interests before Washington’s

India appears to be defying every foreign policy goal relentlessly pursued by the US, stubbornly striking deals with nations Washington is trying to isolate from global trade. Russia, Iran and now Venezuela – all among the top targets of Washington’s aggressive rhetoric and sanctions – are also among the nations India has been refusing to […]

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Coups are Peace, Censorship is Trust, Intolerance is Love: 3 Orwellian slogans Western leaders adore

Exactly 70 years after George Orwell’s 1984 came out, most fancy themselves smart to totalitarian doublespeak. But perverse lies need no torchlight or mass rallies, just a tailored suit, complacent media and a docile populace.

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Trump Causes Twitterstorm by Accidentally Praising ‘Abolition of Human Rights’

The US president does not cease to delight online users, who closely watch his every step and wait for a chance to tear into him. Following a piece of toilet paper sticking to his shoe, numerous lapses on his Twitter account, including the almost legendary covfefe, a new mistake by Trump has let netizens cry […]

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Pro-war ‘Trump circus’: Veteran reporter quits NBC with biting critique of corporate newsroom

NBC News has given endless war and ‘destructive’ intelligence agencies a free pass, all while fixating on around-the-clock Trump hysteria, a veteran national security reporter wrote in a biting farewell message to his colleagues.

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Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted for Hillary Clinton Email Hack – Trump Lawyer

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s lawyer and a former NYC mayor, insisted that the media is allowed to publish hacked classified information for the purpose of informing the public. He drew parallels with the case of Hillary Clinton, who WikiLeaks claim received questions for the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primary debate with Bernie Sanders.

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‘He did nothing wrong’: Giuliani defends Assange’s decision to publish Hillary campaign emails

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange did nothing wrong by publishing Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails, just like the US mainstream media wasn’t punished for publishing the Pentagon Papers, ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani said.

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Know Anything About Assange Amid Alleged Secret Indictment

A few days ago CNBC reported that the US Justice Department had prepared to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, although it remains unclear whether any charges had already been filed. US President Donald Trump said that he didn’t know “much” about Julian Assange when reporters outside the White House asked him whether the whistle-blower should […]

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Why America Just Goes On Collapsing – Eudaimonia and Co

America Doesn’t Have a True Political Opposition That Offers a New Social Contract — And the Price is Collapse. The day after the election. Another mass shooting. A reporter “banned.” A dubious appointment to high office. Demonization and scapegoating — “they’ve invading us!” — redoubled and unabated.

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