4 September 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1003 days. 
 - 443 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1197 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 549 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1082 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released Spy Files 3, 249 documents from 92 global intelligence contractors. The release also includes the WikiLeaks' Counter Intelligence Unit, which "has collected data on the movements of key players in the surveillance contractor industry". They are partnered with 18 media organisations around the world for the release.
    • Rue 89 released an interactive map detailing countries' press freedom ranking and which surveillance contractors visited. They released an in-depth article alongside it which discusses topics such as spyware in the Arab spring.
    • Corpwatch reported on how Turkmenistan and Oman negotiated to buy spy software. The also published a report on how WikiLeaks is sniffing out the salesmen of spy software.
    • Bivol reported on Bulgaria's use of the Finspy software.
    • Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on how German companies provide surveillance technology to autocratic regimes such as Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
    • Página/12 published a rundown of some technologies, including VasTech's monitoring of satellite phones, Scantarget's analyses of real-time web activity, and Ipoque's detection of encrypted protocols.
    • L'Espresso reported on Italian company "Hacking Team srl" and their marketing of the "Remote Control System" trojan.
    • Pública reported on the metadata which details the movement of surveillance industry executives.
    • La Jornada reported on how executives of surveillance companies are active in Mexico.
    • RT reported on surveillance company Trovicor's dealings with autocratic states. The also did a video report on the release.
  • WikiLeaks released 24,929 Stratfor emails on Indonesia, including 231 sensitive emails.
  • Tickets for "The War On Whistleblowers and their Publishers" are now on sale. The Sydney Opera House event features Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, Alexa O'Brien, David Coombs, and Prof. Robert Manne. 
  • Bill Condon, director of "The Fifth Estate", said that he found himself "appalled" at what Julian Assange had done. Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays Mr Assange, stated earlier that he "collided paths" with Mr Condon who wanted to portray Mr Assange as a "antisocial megalomaniac". The film premieres at Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow.

Julian Assange News:
  • Independent documentary "The Assange Agenda" is currently available to watch online for $1.
  • The second part of Ron Paul's interview with Julian Assange is now online (subscription required).

Chelsea Manning News:
  • The full text of Chelsea Manning's formal application for presidential pardon is now available.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The WikiLeaks Party now has a page instructing people how to vote.
  • Victoria candidate Julian Assange was interviewed by Sue Myc about his Senate run, government secrecy, and Syria.
  • Philip Dorling wrote on the possibility of Julian Assange being a Senator whilst still in exile this Saturday.
  • Victoria candidate Binoy Kampmark wrote on the recent criminal complaints launched by WikiLeaks and how they demonstrate Julian Assange's relentlessness in the face of information imperium.