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Crumbling Case Against Assange Shows Weakness of “Hacking” Charges Related to Whistleblowing

On Sep 30, 2020
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The entire computer crime case against Assange is based on a brief discussion, between a publisher and source, about cracking a password — but the cracking never actually happened.

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Crumbling Case Against Assange Shows Weakness of “Hacking” Charges Related to Whistleblowing

Crumbling Case Against Assange Shows Weakness of “Hacking” Charges Related to Whistleblowing

The entire computer crime case against Assange is based on a brief discussion, between a publisher and source, about cracking a password — but the cracking never actually happened.

Unpacking The Alleged Assange-Manning Password Hacking Conspiracy

Unpacking The Alleged Assange-Manning Password Hacking Conspiracy

Assange is accused of helping Chelsea Manning crack a password for Windows PCs she had access to in Iraq. Just how does the government believe they planned to do it?

Prosecutors' Password-Cracking Conspiracy Theory Against Assange Unravels At Extradition Trial

Prosecutors' Password-Cracking Conspiracy Theory Against Assange Unravels At Extradition Trial

"At the time, it would not have been possible to crack an encrypted password hash, such as the one Manning obtained," testified Patrick Eller, a digital forensic expert.

How the Trump Administration Stepped Up Pursuit of WikiLeaks’s Assange

How the Trump Administration Stepped Up Pursuit of WikiLeaks’s Assange

As American spies worked to collect intelligence on Julian Assange, Justice Department prosecutors took steps that resulted in secret charges.

Julian Assange: A Decade of Stunning Leaks of U.S. Secrets

Julian Assange: A Decade of Stunning Leaks of U.S. Secrets

Julian Assange's indictment on narrow charges of hacking conspiracy seems to concede that his activities, as damaging as they have been, could be protected by constitutional freedom of the ...

Julian Assange Must Never Be Extradited

Julian Assange Must Never Be Extradited

The second indictment of the Wikileaks co-founder seems designed to force the British to deny extradition. If not, it’s madness

As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom

As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom

The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism.

The Martyrdom of Julian Assange

The Martyrdom of Julian Assange

His arrest by British police, a flagrant violation of international law, signals the final stage of the destruction of a free press.

Media analysis of Julian Assange’s superseding indictment

Media analysis of Julian Assange’s superseding indictment

Media analysis of Julian Assange’s superseding indictment The precedent Glenn Greenwald: The indictment of Assange is a blueprint for making journalists into felons The argument ...

Julian Assange Got What He Deserved

Julian Assange Got What He Deserved

Don’t continue to fall for his phony pleas for sympathy, his megalomania, and his promiscuity with the facts.

Declassified: From Snowden to WikiLeaks to Crypto AG, these are the biggest leaks of the past decade and what we've learned from them

Declassified: From Snowden to WikiLeaks to Crypto AG, these are the biggest leaks of the past decade and what we've learned from them

Global corruption, torture, mass surveillance programs, and political drama are just some of the secrets exposed in leaks over the past ten years.

The Case Against Julian Assange Is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere

The Case Against Julian Assange Is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere

The Trump administration is counting on the public’s dislike of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange to potentially curtail press freedom rights. Don’t fall for it. In a stunning series ...

Jeremy Scahill: New Indictment of Assange Is Part of a Broader War on Journalism & Whistleblowers

Jeremy Scahill: New Indictment of Assange Is Part of a Broader War on Journalism & Whistleblowers

The Espionage Act charges filed against Julian Assange mark just the latest attempt by the Trump administration to criminalize journalism and whistleblowers. Army whistleblower Chelsea ...

Espionage Act Reform Bill Would Protect Journalists Like Julian Assange

Espionage Act Reform Bill Would Protect Journalists Like Julian Assange

Under new bill, the Trump administration wouldn't be able to prosecute journalists like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with the Espionage Act.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange goes to court Monday. Are First Amendment protections at stake?

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange goes to court Monday. Are First Amendment protections at stake?

A British court will decide whether Julian Assange is sent to the U.S. to stand trial where he faces a maximum sentence of up to 175 years in prison.

Assange prosecution would put journalists around the world at risk

Assange prosecution would put journalists around the world at risk

The prosecution of Julian Assange by the US would set a legal precedent that would put journalists that reported on national security at risk world wide, a court heard today. Trevor Timm, ...

The Annihilation of International Law and the Right to Freedom of Speech: Julian Assange

The Annihilation of International Law and the Right to Freedom of Speech: Julian Assange

Julian Assange is an Australian hacker, famous for revealing US secrets relating to war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. A whole cache of classified information was published by ...

Unsealed docs reveal new details in case against Assange

Unsealed docs reveal new details in case against Assange

A federal judge on Monday ordered the release of previously sealed documents filed in the case against Julian Assange, offering up new details about the U.S. government's allegations ...