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The Latest: Snowden: Assange arrest a blow to press freedom

The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local):. Edward Snowden, the former security contractor who leaked classified information about U.S. surveillance programs, says the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a blow to media freedom.


Snowden: This is a dark moment for press freedom

Debate is emerging on social media over the press freedom implications of Assange's forced removal from the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday morning. Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked classified documents on US surveillance programs around the world in 2013, reacted to news of Assan


First of the ‘Snowden refugees’ has been granted asylum in Canada

TORONTO — One of the asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong landed in Toronto on Monday, becoming the first of the “Snowden refugees” to find safe haven and the latest high-profile refugee to be welcomed to Canada.


Flashback: Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, Yanis Varoufakis, And Glenn Greenwald On Julian Assange

The YouTube channel "acTVism Munich" put together this compilation of past comments & analysis from experts that were interviewed on acTVism on the topic of Wikileaks & Julian Assange before Assange was arrested. They include in order: Edward Snowden, Yanis Varoufakis, Glenn Greenwald, Srećko Horvat


Snowden archives memory-holed—are Omidyar/Greenwald DESTROYING 90% of the data?!

Unlike certain editors here at VT I am not a trained intelligence professional. I have neither their sources, nor their brand of analytical insight, nor their (dare I say) paranoia. I have no use for operating in any other manner than “fully transparent”—the ideal of what should be the honorable pro


Snowden's lawyer says no evidence to justify Assange eviction, John Pilger's warning and Twitter schools the Foreign Affairs Committee on free speech

Robert Tibbo, a lawyer for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, told RT that he believes Ecuador's decision to strip away Julian Assange's asylum is based on a very weak legal case and may amount to a breach of the constitution.


Snowden on UK Secret Police and the destruction of Free Press

When people talk about the idea of secret police and government censorship, they get called “crazy” and “conspiracy theorists”. Snowden and others talked about the secret police stalking Julian Assange.


NSA whistleblower Snowden slams 'weak' US charges against Assange

MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. Former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden believes that the charges pressed by the US against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are incredibly weak, Snowden wrote on his official Twitter page on Thursday.


Refugee who sheltered Snowden hopes others who helped can join her in Canada

TORONTO — A newly arrived refugee who helped shelter whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong pleaded with Canadian officials on Tuesday to grant asylum to others who assisted the American fugitive years ago.


Edward Snowden calls Assange’s arrest a ‘dark moment’ for journalism

Edward Snowden slammed the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday as a “dark moment for press freedom.”. The NSA whistleblower, who is under political asylum himself in Russia for leaking classified information from the agency in 2013, sent a series of tweets that were critical of As


WATCH: Julian Assange Arrested in London [VIDEO]

The founder of Wikileaks, facing charges in the U.S. and the U.K. was arrested Thursday morning in London. Sexual assault charges against Assange in Sweden may be resurrected, the AP reported.


Why Did Omidyar Shut Down The Intercept’s Snowden Archive?

Remember the “Pierre Omidyar Insurgency”? That was the title of a fawning New York Magazine profile in 2014 of the Silicon Valley billionaire who financed The Intercept after Edward Snowden’s theft of thousands of classified National Security Agency documents from his Booz Allen Hamilton NSA worksta


Former NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty After Stealing 300 Times as Much Data as Snowden

Harold Thomas Martin III entered a guilty plea at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday, admitting his role in what could be the worst breach of classified data in U.S. history.


Kim Dotcom: Charge Against Assange is a Trick to Make Him Agree to Extradition

The maximum 5 year sentence hanging over Julian Assange for computer hacking is a trick designed to fool him into agreeing to extradition, only to be hit with far bigger charges when he arrives in America, according to Kim Dotcom.


Why The Intercept Really Closed the Snowden Archive

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Clinton Supporters and NeverTrump Celebrate Assange Arrest

Reactions to the arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange poured in on social media, with pro-Assange Trump supporters and press freedom advocates expressing dismay, while neoconservative NeverTrumpers and Hillary Clinton supporters celebrated.


Will Trump Pardon Julian Assange?

According to his lawyer, Julian Assange was arrested on a US extradition request, diminishing the chances that he will receive a presidential pardon. But why is the Trump administration seeking to prosecute the Wikileaks founder?


Behind the Assange Saga: Radicalized by Frustration

Yesterday morning, with news of Julian Assange’s arrest, I wrote the below piece for The Guardian (US), trying to explain that the real reason that the U.S. government was moving on Assange NOW had nothing to do with the 10-year old case of Chelsea Manning nor WikiLeaks’ role in the 2016 election. T


Canada, Please Save All the ‘Snowden Refugees’

Vanessa Rodel and her young daughter Keana are finally safe, some six years after they opened the door to a scared young man who was seeking shelter in Hong Kong. That man was Edward Snowden, introduced to the penniless refugee family by their shared lawyer, who needed his soon-to-be-famous client t


NSA Quietly Shuts Down Mass Cell Phone Spying Program Exposed by Edward Snowden

You could read anyone’s email in the world, anybody you’ve got an email address for. Any website: You can watch traffic to and from it. Any computer that an individual sits at: You can watch it. Any laptop that you’re tracking: you can follow it as it moves from place to place throughout the world.