28 May 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1268 days. 
 - 708 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1458 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 814 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1561 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Controversey continued over the banning of WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden, and associated journalists from the ongoing Stockholm Internet Forum. WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on RT and commented,
    "How can you exclude WikiLeaks? How can you exclude Edward Snowden? How can you exclude discussing the explosive revelations by these important whistleblowers that have stepped forward in the last few years, totally changing the entire perception of the internet and raising serious questions of the future of the internet? If you want to discuss internet freedom you have to have these elements there".
    Cicero also released emails related to the role of the Swedish Foreign Ministry in the continued ban of WikiLeaks from SIF since 2012 as a follow-up to their article from Monday.
  • A WikiLeaks cable suggests that Google Idea's director Jared Cohen may have assisted with NSA spying in Afghanistan. (WikiLeaks commented that the linked article from RT, as well as another from Pando, go too far with their views on this issue.)
  • WikiLeaks commented on today's warning from TrueCrypt that it is not secure:
    'Truecrypt has released an update saying that it is insecure and development has been terminated. The style of the announcement is very odd; however we believe it is likely to be legitimate and not a simple defacement. The new executable contains the same message and is cryptographically signed. We believe that there is either a power conflict in the dev team or psychological issues, coersion of some form, or a hacker with access to site and keys.' 
  • Wau Holland has opened up a fund for the PayPal14, activists who were indicted after DDoS action against PayPal for their blockade of WikiLeaks. In an interview with Alexa O'Brien, Wau Holland's Bernd Fix discusses the PayPal14, freedom and moral courage on the Internet, and WikiLeaks.
  • National Post released their fourth part on Matt DeHart, a former US soldier seeking asylum in Canada for alleged Anonymous ties. In this part, it states that screenshots of the WikiLeaks website were taken from DeHart's computer as evidence.
  • Indie classical composers Ted Hearne collaborated with Mark Doten on "The Source", a new musical piece inspired by issues of privacy and national security raised after WikiLeaks disclosures. It will premiere at the 2014 Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.