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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    They might do, but he has an insurance file with details about Guantanamo should he get assassinated, and his assassination would not stop any information and increase public support for him.
    It's possible that they will torture him into revealing his contacts and encryption keys then extract a false confession :sadnod:
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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    Exactly.

    This gets me so damn angry. I don't care about tuition fees, but if there's a march in support of Assange I'm there.
    Same here, I'm in the IRC chat for Operation Payback, and there are over 1,000 Anons DDoSing anti-Wikileaks sites, they've been getting a lot of media coverage for it too, both the BBC and Guardian have mentioned them today (plus a lot of tech blogs etc).

    Funny stuff watching it all unfold.
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    (Original post by Srxjer)
    Same here, I'm in the IRC chat for Operation Payback, and there are over 1,000 Anons DDoSing anti-Wikileaks sites, they've been getting a lot of media coverage for it too, both the BBC and Guardian have mentioned them today (plus a lot of tech blogs etc).

    Funny stuff watching it all unfold.
    Do you know who they're going to attack next? I'd be delighted if it was VISA. I accept Mastercard and PayPal chickening out, they're from the USA, but VISA Europe?
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    (Original post by Shadowplay)
    Do you know who they're going to attack next? I'd be delighted if it was VISA. I accept Mastercard and PayPal chickening out, they're from the USA, but VISA Europe?
    They're taking down http://www.aklagare.se at the moment (something to do with the prosecution of Julian Assange). Not sure what next. :P
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    I can see a crackdown on the internet in the future.

    Great, now I won't be able to torrent porn and download whole discographies on blogs... thanks WikiLeaks -____-
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    (Original post by Srxjer)
    Same here, I'm in the IRC chat for Operation Payback, and there are over 1,000 Anons DDoSing anti-Wikileaks sites, they've been getting a lot of media coverage for it too, both the BBC and Guardian have mentioned them today (plus a lot of tech blogs etc).

    Funny stuff watching it all unfold.
    I've been watching Anon's response too, albeit not on IRC. For the first time . . . ever (Scientology doesn't really count since everyone thinks they're insane) I think I agree with the wider 4chan community about something. Go 4chan!
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    Does anyone know what the details of the "rape case" actually constitute? I read on some board that he was being accused of consensual sex without a condom, and that the lack of a condom was a prosecutable offence in that country. Sounds a bit unlikely to me.
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    (Original post by Bulan)
    Does anyone know what the details of the "rape case" actually constitute? I read on some board that he was being accused of consensual sex without a condom, and that the lack of a condom was a prosecutable offence in that country. Sounds a bit unlikely to me.
    * Used his body weight to hold down Miss A in a sexual manner.
    * Had unprotected sex with Miss A when she had insisted on him using a condom.
    * Molested Miss A "in a way designed to violate her sexual integrity".
    * Had unprotected sex with Miss W while she was asleep.


    I'd comment on each, but really, they speak for themselves.
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    America is scarily authoritarian sometimes. More like the autocratic regimes in the East than it would like to admit.
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    Does this mean the password for the insurance file will be released?
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    (Original post by jblackmoustache)
    I can see a crackdown on the internet in the future.

    Great, now I won't be able to torrent porn and download whole discographies on blogs... thanks WikiLeaks -____-
    Thank America, not WikiLeaks. If WikiLeaks didn't step up to the mark on freedom, America would destroy the internet and we'd be helpless. At least WikiLeaks is putting up a fight for freedoms and encouraging the internet to do the same.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    Thank America, not WikiLeaks. If WikiLeaks didn't step up to the mark on freedom, America would destroy the internet and we'd be helpless. At least WikiLeaks is putting up a fight for freedoms and encouraging the internet to do the same.
    I'm only joking you know lol :lol:
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    (Original post by Liquidus Zeromus)
    It's possible that they will torture him into revealing his contacts and encryption keys then extract a false confession :sadnod:
    You ever seen Unthinkable? :ninja: He can easily tell one of his contacts, to tell another contact without telling him who the contact is. :ninja:
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    Well hopefully they'll extradite him to Sweden and he'll win his case. Then he can carry on telling the world more juicy gossip. America is apparently trying to find some law to convict I hope he doesn't get extradited there.
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    They are gonna bring out bank details next dunno what after that I'd love to know.
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    If the US tries to crack down on the internet I swear there will be civil war. We can't live without the freedom of the internet. Life without free internet sucks!
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Couple of questions.

    Why would Sweden cooperate with the US in a case like this? Sweden is hardly a likely partner for this kind of a case.

    Getting rid of him does not stop the leaks. The US know that any attempt on his life will always look like it was them.

    Tbh I really cannot see this being a government attempt to smear him or whatever.
    Good questions, but I personally think this is one of the weakest attempts at a cover up. Ever. Sweden on the face of it may have little to no loyalty to the US but we don't know what's going on behind closed doors. Sweden may have struck a very lucrative or beneficial diplomatic deal with the US for Mr Assanges arrest. We don't know. All I know is super states don't make a habit of contacting interpol to gain a world wide arrest warrant for an "alleged" sexual assult. :nope:

    Getting rid of him may not stop the leaks, but then the US aren't reowned for logical thinking
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    If the US tries to crack down on the internet I swear there will be civil war. We can't live without the freedom of the internet. Life without free internet sucks!
    Yeah, but it wouldn't surprise me if they did something similar to the great firewall of China.. only for the west this time.
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    So many conspiracies in here I think. There's something complicated about him.
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Couple of questions.

    Why would Sweden cooperate with the US in a case like this? Sweden is hardly a likely partner for this kind of a case.

    Getting rid of him does not stop the leaks. The US know that any attempt on his life will always look like it was them.

    Tbh I really cannot see this being a government attempt to smear him or whatever.
    But similarly, neither does shutting the site down stop more things from being leaked. All the info on the US cables is already out there and more people will leak more things in future through other methods.

    Yet this is not stopping some senator in the US saying the US 'use all legal means necessary to shut down Wikileaks before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables'.

    Basically, there is nothing that can be done to stop the leaking of information. So what do those who don't want it released have left to do? They can discredit those who are responsible for the leaked information and also scare other people so they dare not do the same thing.

    Some might argue that we are seeing both these things in the way the the founder and the website itself are being treated...
 
 
 
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