where were you last year? I didn't use my Mastercard to buy any Christmas presents off Amazon because both those sites treated Assange badly and I knew he'd be a target.
1) Assange claims that the chats are doctored - he says they're not sure if they're mostly falsified or mildly contaminated.
@trollcraft Your freedom of speech can kiss our freedom of oppression's ass. By the way, #Sownage is happening right now - just slowly.
If we were a newspaper and someone threw a small bomb through the window, crippling our printing press and shutting down operations until we could get a replacement, we'd call the police. But what's the equivalent of 911 when a cyber attack happens? Who will reimburse us for lost man and woman hours and reports that didn't get published when actual news was breaking? And will it undermine the trust our viewers and readers place in us? How to place a value on that? This breach wasn't done to steal national secrets or money from us, but to express anger over the work of the free press.
The FBI and US secret service have used the threat of prison to create an army of informers among online criminals
The underground world of computer hackers has been so thoroughly infiltrated in the US by the FBI and secret service that it is now riddled with paranoia and mistrust, with an estimated one in four hackers secretly informing on their peers, a Guardian investigation has established.
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