4 July, 2013 — 21st Century Wire
One day before members of the Icelandic Parliament are due to break for summer vacation, leaders of three political parties have submitted a special piece of legislation which would make NSA whistleblower and fugitive, Edward Snowden, a citizen of Iceland. Continue reading this...
28 June 2013 — RT
According to an article published Thursday by Wired’s Kevin Poulsen, Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson, now 20, approached the Federal Bureau of Investigation in August 2011 and offered to provide American intelligence with information about the antisecrecy website that he had been assisting with for the previous year and a half.
27 June 2013 — 21st Century Wire
27 June 2013: Further Update also from 21st Century Newswire:
REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Yesterday evening June 26th, at approximately 3:00am Iceland time, an in-bound Russian Sukhoi Super Jet 100-95 chartered flight landed at Keflavik International Airport, after being held in a holding pattern for approximately 45 minutes while circling the airport.
21 June 2013 — williambowles.info
WikiLeaks plane ‘ready’ to bring Snowden to Iceland
Times of India
REYKJAVIK: A chartered private jet is ready to bring US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden to Iceland from Hong Kong, a businessman connected to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks said on late Thursday. “Everything is ready on our side and the plane …
20 June 2013 — williambowles.info
WikiLeaks Says It Is Working to Negotiate Asylum in Iceland for Snowden
New York Times
WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks activists in Iceland are discussing with government officials there the possibility of asylum for Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed hundreds of classified documents on N.S.A. … Continue reading this...
6 May 2013 — williambowles.info
Listen: Chris Hedges Interviews Julian Assange
In these audio excerpts from their extended conversation in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Chris Hedges asks Julian Assange about legal strategy and the WikiLeaks founder’s thoughts on Pfc. Bradley Manning. For much more, including an in-depth …
4 May 2013 — williambowles.info
Government-operated spyware on the rise around the world – report
More and more regimes across the world are using Western-made ‘lawful intercept’ software to spy on their own citizens, a brand new report has revealed. Citizen Lab, a digital research unit at the University of Toronto, says that servers running …
3 May 2013 — williambowles.info
‘We Steal Secrets’: WikiLeaks and the US intelligence-industrial complex
The Seattle Times (blog)
Into this stew marched WikiLeaks and Assange in 2010. Despite antipathy for Assange himself, I admire his vision and skill at piercing the shadow world of government secrecy. As the film notes, WikiLeak’s first big expose – a military video showing a …
1 May 2013 — williambowles.info
Pirate Party gains three seats in Iceland’s parliament
Physically isolated near the Arctic Circle, it is one of the world’s most wired countries and has been a hub for the online secret-spilling group WikiLeaks. Jonsdottir has worked with WikiLeaks in the past. In 2011 the country announced it would crowd …