Assange/Wikileaks/Trump

It will be interesting to see how they play out under Trump. The first, and perhaps least important is that of the position of Julian Assange, the erstwhile¬†editor-in-chief of the organisation WikiLeaks. Assange has been holed up in the¬†Ecuador’s embassy in London trying to avoid questioning in Sweden over an alleged rape charge. Assange asserts that this is a thinly veiled first step in extraditing him to the US for trial on much more sinister charges. I debated, aka argued, with my own son that you couldn’t take anything that Assange is now doing at face value. That when wikileaks … Continue reading Assange/Wikileaks/Trump

Privacy as an abnormal condition in America

I’ll get the gloating out of the way first, last week both Edward Snowden and Julian Assange appeared live by video at SXSW here in Austin. Given SXSW is one massive geekfest there was bound to be social media coverage, and some news coverage depending on what either of them said, or which way the wind was blowing in the mainstream media. However, due to the successful Texas Tribune kickstarter campaign, tens of thousands of us were able to watch it simultaneously live via livestream. I contributed just $250 to that kickstarter, I more than got my moneys worth from … Continue reading Privacy as an abnormal condition in America