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Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange: foreign minister

Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange: foreign ministerEcuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been sheltering at its London embassy for five years to avoid arrest, Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced Thursday. Espinosa told a press conference in Quito that Assange, a 46-year-old Australian, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12. As a result, she said Ecuador had asked London to recognize Assange as a diplomat — which would give him safe passage out of the embassy without fear of arrest — but Britain had refused.



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Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange

Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder AssangeEcuador said Thursday it had granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in an unsuccessful attempt to provide him with diplomatic immunity and usher him out of its London embassy without the threat of arrest by Britain. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said the 46-year-old Australian, who has been holed up at the embassy for five years to avoid arrest, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12.



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Trump slams 'vicious' media after erroneous reports on WikiLeaks, Russia

Trump slams 'vicious' media after erroneous reports on WikiLeaks, RussiaDonald Trump on Saturday renewed his onslaught against major US news networks, accusing them of launching a “vicious” assault on his presidency as he seized on a reporting error by CNN. Trump sounded the same anti-media narrative in a speech Friday in Florida when, pointing to a reporting error by ABC, he said, “Did you see all the corrections the media’s been making? The US president regularly rails against top news outlets, both broadcast networks and newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post.



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Trump Junior Exposed for Wikileaks Contacts

Trump Junior Exposed for Wikileaks ContactsRachel Maddow reports on yet another new revelation of contact between the Trump campaign and Russia and its operatives, this time between Donald Trump Jr. and Wikileaks…



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Trump Jr. Secretly Corresponded With Wikileaks, Report Says

Trump Jr. Secretly Corresponded With Wikileaks, Report SaysA report in The Atlantic alleges that Donald Trump Jr. secretly corresponded with WikiLeaks during his father’s 2016 presidential campaign and months afterward.



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Donald Trump Jr. Messaged With WikiLeaks During Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump Jr. Messaged With WikiLeaks During Presidential CampaignPresident Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., communicated with WikiLeaks over Twitter direct message during the 2016 presidential race, according to a report in The Atlantic published Monday.



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WikiLeaks releases thousands of hacked Macron campaign emails

WikiLeaks releases thousands of hacked Macron campaign emailsMore than 20,000 emails from Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign have been published by WikiLeaks. The whistleblowing website released the trove of leaked emails on Monday as a searchable archive. It comes almost three months after the Macron campaign was hacked on the eve of his election. WikiLeaks, best known for publishing huge stores of US spy agency records, said the emails date between March 2009 and April 24 2017. RELEASE: 21,075 verified searchable emails from the campaign of President Macron #MacronEmails#MacronLeakshttps://t.co/9LlW785eYupic.twitter.com/HIq6nTcdwq— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 31, 2017 The organisation said it had confirmed the 21,075 emails were sent or received by addresses associated with the campaign by checking the “domain keys” used to sign emails. It published a further 50,773 emails it could not verify. In total, the leak includes 71,848 emails, 26,506 attachments and details of 4,493 unique senders. The Macron campaign announced that it had been hacked on May 5, just days before his run-off victory over Marine Le Pen. The campaign has previously blamed Russian interests for the hacking and cybersecurity researchers have linked the attack to a group known as APT28 or Fancy Bears, the group believed to have hacked the US Democrats last year and which is often linked to the Kremlin. Russia has denied responsibility and the head of France’s cybersecurity agency, Guillaume Poupard, has said there is no evidence of Russian interference. On Monday Wikileaks referenced Poupard’s comments when it published the emails.



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Julian Assange: I urged Trump Jr to publish Russia emails via WikiLeaks

Julian Assange: I urged Trump Jr to publish Russia emails via WikiLeaksJulian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, has claimed that he contacted Donald Trump Jr and tried to persuade him to publish emails showing he was eager to accept sensitive information about Hillary Clinton via the anti-secrecy website. Instead, the US president’s eldest son did so via Twitter, igniting a firestorm of criticism around his apparent willingness to work with the Russian government against his father’s Democratic rival. “Contacted Trump Jr this morning on why he should publish his emails (i.e with us),” tweeted Assange, who is based at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.



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Sweden drops rape investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Sweden drops rape investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian AssangeSweden has dropped a rape investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012. If Assange leaves the embassy, London authorities can still arrest him for jumping bail in 2012.



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WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computers

WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computersThe Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. In its second release allegedly from the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools, WikiLeaks also said that it appears the US spy agency has been able since 2008 to insert it bugs onto new and unused iPhones by intervening in Apple’s supply and distribution network. The release follows the initial publication on March 9 by the anti-secrecy group of thousands of pages of instructions and code from what it called the entire CIA arsenal of hacking tools.



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