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U.S. Charges Assange With Helping Manning Crack Password to Steal Classified Documents

U.S. Charges Assange With Helping Manning Crack Password to Steal Classified DocumentsReuters / Henry NichollsLONDON—The U.S. has charged Julian Assange with illegally helping Chelsea Manning crack a computer password to steal classified documents, the Justice Department said Thursday. Assange was dramatically dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London by British police early Thursday, where cops arrested him on one relatively minor charge of skipping bail in 2012 over rape charges in Sweden, and then later arrested him for a second time on an extradition warrant on behalf of U.S. authorities. Assange was found guilty of the bail charge.The Justice Department revealed that Assange the arrest was over a federal charge of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion” and relates to the Wikileaks founder's alleged role in what it calls “one of the largest compromises of classified information” in U.S. history.“The indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network,” the Justice Department said in a statement.Manning has been in jail since March 3, when a federal judge found her in contempt for refusing to testify in front of the Alexandria, Virginia, grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. The grand jury has been probing the secret-spilling website since 2010 it started publishing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables Manning leaked to Assange.The Justice Department alleges that Assange helped Manning try to access computers under a username that didn't belong to her. The statement goes on to say that, once Manning gained access to the system, Assange repeatedly encouraged her to share more and more information.“During an exchange, Manning told Assange that ‘after this upload, that’s all I really have got left,’” the Justice Department claimed. “To which Assange replied, ‘curious eyes never run dry in my experience.’”Any extradition may take some time. The British government released its own statement on Assange earlier in the day in which it made clear anyone who's being extradited will be given the opportunity to appeal to the government, then to the country's High Court.It also said that British judges have the power to decide whether or not extradition would breach an individual’s human rights, or whether their health makes it “unjust or oppressive” to extradite them.Assange arrived at a court in London Thursday afternoon, three hours after he was hauled out of the place he called home for nearly seven years. He was found guilty on the relatively minor bail charge—for which he could serve twelve months in prison—and was told he would face a hearing on the extradition warrant in just four weeks.Read more at The Daily Beast.



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Singapore Isn’t Waiting for Facebook to Crack Down on Fake News

Singapore Isn’t Waiting for Facebook to Crack Down on Fake News“There are a lot of falsehoods being propagated,” Singapore Law Minister K Shanmugam told reporters on Monday. The government’s move comes just days after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations for everything from hate speech online to privacy and data protection. While Facebook asked for regulators around the world to agree on standards for online content, governments like Singapore see the issue as serious enough that they need to take more immediate action.



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Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $2B terminal

Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $  2B terminalSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials shut down the city's celebrated new $ 2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center's public roof garden.



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Neighbor's Security Footage Helped Detectives Crack Mollie Tibbetts Case, Investigator Says

Neighbor's Security Footage Helped Detectives Crack Mollie Tibbetts Case, Investigator SaysBefore the security footage, suspect Cristhian Rivera wasn't on detectives' radar



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Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mysteryThe mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy. Gary Hartman, 66, has been arrested and is scheduled to appear in court Monday on rape and murder charges in the case, which has long shocked the city of Tacoma, in the northwestern US state. It began on March 26, 1986, when 12-year-old Michella Welch disappeared while playing with her two young sisters at a park.



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Calls to crack down on Russian elites accused of laundering money through London real estate

Calls to crack down on Russian elites accused of laundering money through London real estateAfter a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in England, officials are looking to get tough on Russian elites close to President Vladimir Putin who are buying up posh London properties.



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Bridge Design Team Had Meeting On Crack Hours Before Deadly Florida Collapse

Bridge Design Team Had Meeting On Crack Hours Before Deadly Florida CollapseFlorida International University's bridge design team met hours before the



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Miami bridge collapse: engineer's answerphone message about crack not heard

Miami bridge collapse: engineer's answerphone message about crack not heardHomicide detectives opened an investigation on Friday into the collapse of a new footbridge that killed at least six people at Miami’s Florida International University (FIU), as questions began to swirl about the companies behind the structure’s controversial design and construction. Juan Perez, the director of Miami-Dade police department, said criminal charges were possible once exhaustive inquiries by his detectives and state and federal authorities were complete.



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Why it's so difficult for the US to crack down on Pakistan

Why it's so difficult for the US to crack down on PakistanWashington accuses Pakistan of playing a dangerous double game, taking billions in US aid while supporting militants attacking its forces in Afghanistan, including the Taliban. The dramatic freeze in deliveries of military equipment and security funding comes after President Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan for its alleged support for militant safe havens, including in a furious new year tweet. What does the US want from Pakistan?



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Berlin to host New Year's Eve 'safe zone' for women as authorities crack down on harassment

Berlin to host New Year's Eve 'safe zone' for women as authorities crack down on harassmentNew Year’s Eve celebrations in central Berlin will include a women’s safe zone for the first time, in the hope of preventing a repeat of mob attacks on female revellers during festivities in Cologne two years ago. Up to a million guests are expected to attend the open-air event taking place around Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, featuring fireworks and pop acts such as Rednex and Whigfield this year. The women’s safety area is being established at the request of Berlin police. The tent will be set up near a plaza adjacent to the landmark tourist attraction, and manned by German Red Cross representatives. "There will be three to four (German Red Cross) helpers who are specially trained and can look after women who feel harassed or threatened," a spokesperson for the celebrations, Anja Marx, told German national broadcaster rbb. A police spokesperson told The Telegraph that patrolling authorities planned to check in regularly with staff at the women’s safety tent and tend to instances of criminal offence. A man holds up a sign reading "No violence against women" as he takes part in a demonstration in front of the cathedral in Cologne Credit: ROBERTO PFEIL/AFP Hundreds of women reported sexual attacks and robberies by men outside the main train station at Cologne’s public New Year’s Eve gathering in 2016, where law enforcement was heavily outnumbered by dense crowds. Suspects were largely of North African and Arab background. The incident happened after Germany had accepted a record influx of more than one million migrants in 2015, mostly people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and elsewhere. A leaked police report concluded that more than 1,200 women were sexually assaulted in various German cities at the 2015/2016 New Year’s celebrations. More than 2,000 men were allegedly involved and around 120 suspects were identified, the bulk of which being foreign nationals who were also new arrivals to Germany. Cologne officials set up a security point for its 2016 carnival street festival following the attacks, and took security measures such as installing additional street lighting. Herbert Reul, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, the state where Cologne is located, told German news agency DPA that authorities had “done everything” this year to ensure that the events of 2015/2016 would not occur again. In Berlin, strict safety precautions, including the banning of large bags, rucksacks, glass bottles and alcoholic beverages, will also be enforced. About 500 security personnel will be on the premises, as well as some 1,600 extra police officers deployed throughout the city. 



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