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Postby seemslikeadream » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:25 am

WikiLeaks in BOMBSHELL revelation as Julian Assange announces Vault7 Year Zero details

WIKILEAKS could be about to release more sensitive CIA documents, according to Julian Assange's Twitter feed as he prepares to explain his Vault7 Year Zero project.

By JON AUSTIN
PUBLISHED: 12:27, Tue, Mar 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 12:48, Tue, Mar 7, 2017

Wikileaks has hinted at more disclosures in the next hour.
The group, run by Julian Assange, is teasing the release of more confidential documents at 1pm GMT today.

Commentators expect there to be a series of new releases as it has given the documents the mysterious name "Vault7 Year Zero".

Over recent weeks speculation has grown as Wikileaks has tweeted about the strange title.

On March 4 it tweeted: "What is Vault7?"

Further updates featured a set of "wanted" for Assange, WikiLeaks' source Chelsea Manning and National Security Agency (NSA) mole Edward Snowden, which were made by the US Government.
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WikiLeaks to release mysterious 'Year Zero' trove of documents within hours, Julian Assange promises
It isn't clear what's in the documents, but a mysterious image posted with them makes reference to a secret CIA code

Julian Assange participates in a live question-and-answer session via Skype at a meeting in Melbourne AFP\Getty
WikiLeaks is about to release a huge, mysterious trove of documents, according to Julian Assange.

The organisation's official Twitter, which is thought to be run by its leader, posted a link to a trove of documents early in the morning. It promised that the password to unlock them would be revealed later on, at 9am eastern time.

The post didn't make any explicit reference to what was contained in the document, making reference only to mysterious phrases like "Year Zero" and "Vault 7". But the post included a hidden picture that appeared to make reference to a secret CIA code.

When the announcement's colours were altered, it revealed a picture of the Lingua sculpture that is at a convention centre in Washington. The clear parts of the image show Chinese text, but the large sculpture itself includes words from a wide range of languages and historical documents.


That same sculpture was made by Jim Sanborn, the person behind the Kryptos sculpture that is housed at the CIA headquarters in Virginia. Nobody knows what the writing on that sculpture actually says, since the message is encrypted in a secret code to which only the sculptor and the head of the agency are thought to have access.

Trump once said he 'loved' Wikileaks
Some teasers from WikiLeaks have suggested that it could be about to release information about the CIA. Online speculation has suggested a wide array of possibilities but it is possible that the documents could reveal nothing at all.

WikiLeaks last large leak was of the Podesta files, or the emails stolen from Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. Those files, thought to have been accessed through a hack of the Democratic party by people based in Russia, were in part credited with Donald Trump's election.

More recently, Mr Assange has called for the leak of important political documents including Mr Trump's unpublished tax returns and files on the French election.

Julian Assange continues to live inside the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been for years avoiding questioning in Sweden over a rape charge that he claims will be used to extradite him to the US. He had initially promised to leave the embassy if Chelsea Manning's sentence was commuted – but has since seemed to back down from that promise.
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Re: Assange Amazing Adventures of Captain Neo in Blonde Land

Postby seemslikeadream » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:21 pm

Why Did Nigel Farage Just Meet with Julian Assange

Matt Dunham
ByJOSH MARSHALL
PublishedMARCH 9, 2017, 11:47 AM EDT
Nigel Farage, ex-leader of the UK Independence Party and key Brexit campaigner, has been spending a lot of time in Washington with President Trump recently. Today, he went to the Embassy of Ecuador in London where Julian Assange has been holed up since 2012 trying to avoid questioning and possible arrest for sexual assault in Sweden.

Buzzfeed was waiting outside the Embassy when Farage emerged. He wouldn't say whether or not he was there to meet with Assange, though it's a bit hard to imagine what else would bring him to the Embassy of Ecuador. "I never discuss where I go or who I see," he told a Buzzfeed reporter. (Presumably Buzzfeed UK was tipped off that he was there.)

A few moments ago, the UK Independent published a story confirming that Farage was meeting with Assange. From The Independent: "A source close to Mr Farage confirmed to The Independent that the Ukip politician was at the embassy to visit Mr Assange." The two apparently spoke for roughly forty minutes. Keep in mind. In a time of pervasive surveillance, sending a message personally is perhaps the most, perhaps the only secure method.

Farage was with Trump on the campaign trail. He came for the inauguration and he's made at least one more trip to meet with Trump since the inauguration. He has been pushing to get a role as intermediary between Trump and the UK government, even though he's never even held a seat in Parliament.
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Nigel Farage visited Ecuadorian Embassy to meet Julian Assange, Ukip source says
Sources closed to Mr Farage confirmed he was visiting the Wikileaks founder

Jon Stone Political Correspondent @joncstone Thursday 9 March 2017 16:33 GMT56 comments

Nigel Farage has been spotted visiting the Ecuadorian embassy in West London – where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been claiming diplomatic asylum since 2012.

A source close to Mr Farage confirmed to The Independent that the Ukip politician was at the embassy to visit Mr Assange.

Mr Farage, who reportedly stayed in the building for 40 minutes, was photographed emerging from the embassy, which is near the Harrods department store, accompanied by the producer of his LBC Radio programme, Christian Mitchell.

He initially told the BuzzFeed News website that he could not remember what he had been doing inside the building, adding: “I never discuss where I go or who I see.”

Mr Farage, the former leader of Ukip who still leads the party’s group of MEPs, has no known links to Ecuador.

The Ukip politician enjoys a cordial relationship with US president Donald Trump and had reportedly offered to act as a go-between between the President’s administration and the UK.

Mr Assange has meanwhile been accused of sympathy for Mr Trump. In January this year he said that he believed the outgoing administration of Barack Obama had been “trying to delegitimise the Trump administration as it goes into the White House”.

Mr Assange, an Australian political activist, entered the embassy in June of 2012 to claim diplomatic asylum. His entry into the embassy came the month after the UK Supreme Court ruled that he should be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of rape and molestation. He denies the allegations against him.

In February last year a UN panel ruled that Mr Assange had been “arbitrarily detained” by UK and Swedish authorities since 2010.
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Nigel Farage Just Visited The Ecuadorian Embassy In London
Asked by BuzzFeed News if he’d been visiting Julian Assange, the former UKIP leader said he couldn’t remember what he’d been doing in the building.

posted on Mar. 9, 2017, at 7:20 a.m.

Marie Le Conte / BuzzFeed News
Nigel Farage visited the Ecuadorian embassy in west London on Thursday, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living since he claimed asylum in 2012.
The former UKIP leader spent around 40 minutes in the building and left at noon, accompanied by Christian Mitchell, the head of operations at radio station LBC, where Farage hosts a regular show.
Approached by BuzzFeed News as he left to get into a car waiting round the corner, Farage said he couldn’t remember what he had been doing in the building.
Asked specifically if he had gone to the Knightsbridge building to meet with Assange, Farage said: “I never discuss where I go or who I see.”
Ecuador granted Assange asylum almost five years ago to prevent him being deported to Sweden to be questioned over sexual assault allegations. He has been stranded there ever since, with British police keeping the building under close surveillance.
There are no known links between Farage and Assange. However, Assange was seen as pro-Donald Trump during and after the US election, and Farage has grown close to the American president and visited the White House last month.
The Ecuadorian embassy refused to comment.
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Can We Get a Read Out?
ByJOSH MARSHALLPublishedMARCH 9, 2017, 1:10 PM EST
So how much has Nigel Farage been in DC since the inauguration? "A lot," one close Farage-watcher tells me. My snoop says he thinks Farage has visited DC at least three times since President Trump's inauguration election. He was here on election night. He was the first foreign politician to meet with Trump after his win. He came to DC against in December. He came at least once in January for the inauguration. And he came again in February. That's a lot. All of these trips have been about deepening Farage's alliance with President Trump and his coterie. The last meeting that we know of between the two men was on February 26th when they dined together at Trump's DC hotel. What business would Farage possibly have meeting secretly with Assange today?
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The Fuse Is Burning

Alex Brandon
ByJOSH MARSHALLPublishedMARCH 9, 2017, 2:37 PM EDT
Let's walk through this chain of events today that mixes together Julian Assange, President Trump, Nigel Farage and Sean Spicer.

1. Yesterday, Wikileaks released a trove of documents which purport to document numerous hacking tools used by the CIA. The authenticity of these documents hasn't been formally confirmed. But all signs suggest they are real. Knowledgable observers say it is a huge setback for the CIA.

2. Around noon today, someone tipped off Buzzfeed (tip is my surmise but how else would they know to be there?) that Nigel Farage was meeting with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where Assange been holed up since 2012 to avoid questioning and possible arrest on a sexual assault accusation in Sweden. Farage is a close ally and advisor to President Trump. He has been regularly visiting Washington and New York since Trump's election and meets with Trump regularly. We don't know what the two men were discussing. But Farage's whole world right now is Trump, Trump and breaking apart the EU.

3. Some time after noon in London, Farage emerged from the Embassy. Buzzfeed photographed him and asked what he was doing there. Farage refused to say. “I never discuss where I go or who I see.”

4. A short time later, a source with the UK Independence Party, the party Farage until recently led, confirmed to The Independent that Farage was meeting with Assange and had met with him for about 40 minutes.

5. This afternoon UK time, Assange holds a press conference discussing his new batch of CIA documents and promising more revelations.

6. During Sean Spicer's daily press briefing, an AP reporter asks Spicer about the Farage/Assange meeting and whether he carrying a message from President Trump. Spicer basically ducked the question. But when asked specifically whether Farage was "delivering a message" from Trump, Spicer replied: "I have no idea."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-fuse-is-burning

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Postby liminalOyster » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:16 am

Leaked emails reveal Nigel Farage's long-standing links to Julian Assange


LONDON — There was much confusion Thursday when Nigel Farage was spotted by BuzzFeed leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London — the residence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Asked why he was there, Farage replied that he couldn't remember what he was doing in the building, adding, "I never discuss where I go or who I see."

Emails leaked to Business Insider, however, reveal that UKIP under Farage's leadership had long-standing links to Assange.

In February 2011, after a European Arrest Warrant had been issued in a case in which prosecutors sought to question Assange in connection with a sexual-assault allegation, UKIP repeatedly reached out to Assange to see how they could work together. Assange has not been charged in the case.

The office of UKIP MEP Gerard Batten contacted Assange's lawyer Mark Stephens about "the possibility of meeting Mr Julian Assange."

They added: "So far, UKIP London has been only British political party to openly support Mr Assange fight against EAW and his freedom of speech, and we would very much like to continue doing so."

Leaked minutes of a subsequent meeting between Batten and Stephens reveal that Batten promised to table a motion in support of the WikiLeaks founder in the European Parliament. The party also offered the opportunity of a joint video press conference in Brussels.

The Farage-led Europe of Freedom and Democracy group subsequently tabled a motion attacking "the possible abuse of the European Arrest Warrant for political purposes."

Sitting alongside Farage, Batten called for the Parliament to debate Assange's arrest warrant.

"Is the Assange case about the alleged crimes committed or is it about the desire of America to extradite him from a compliant European country?" Batten asked MEPs.

When the European Parliament denied the chance for a debate on Assange, Batten later called them "contemptible."

In an appearance on the Russian state broadcaster Russia Today, Batten also labelled the attempts to extradite Assange as a "legalised kidnap."

A month later, the party organised a House of Lords event on the European Arrest Warrant with Assange's lawyer as the star guest.

Senior UKIP figures including Farage and Steven Woolfe met with potential UKIP donors and journalists to speak out against the warrant.

One leaked email, sent by Farage's former assistant Annabelle Fuller, suggests that he spoke with Assange's lawyer at the event.

The Trump connection

Farage has also advocated on behalf of Assange since WikiLeaks' involvement in the US presidential election.

Speaking on his LBC radio show in January, Farage repeated Assange's denial of Russian involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton during the election.

"Julian Assange ... is absolutely clear that all the information he has got is not from Russian sources," Farage said.

The question of Farage's trip to meet Assange was raised at a White House press conference on Thursday.

The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, was asked whether Farage had visited Assange "on behalf" of Trump. Spicer did not answer the question, saying only that "I don't keep [Farage's] schedule. I generally don't worry about what's going on across the pond."

A representative for Farage was contacted for comment.

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Postby liminalOyster » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:15 pm

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Postby seemslikeadream » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:07 pm

WikiLeaks Won’t Tell Tech Companies How to Patch CIA Zero-Days Until Its Demands Are Met
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
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Mar 17 2017, 4:21pm

A partnership between the secret-spilling group and Google, Microsoft, and Apple has already hit its first road block.

Last week, WikiLeaks promised it would share the technical details and code of the hacking tools that the CIA has allegedly developed against Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies. This week, after days of waiting, the secret-spilling site finally made initial contact with the companies.

But WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's attempt to help these major tech companies find out exactly what bugs and vulnerabilities the CIA is or was allegedly taking advantage of, and then plug the holes, is not going very smoothly for now. And WikiLeaks has not shared any data with them yet, Motherboard has learned.

"Beyond making the initial contact, no information has been shared," a source familiar with the matter told Motherboard.


This week, Assange sent an email to Apple, Google, Microsoft and all the companies mentioned in the documents. But instead of reporting the bugs or exploits found in the leaked CIA documents it has in its possession, WikiLeaks made demands, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.

WikiLeaks included a document in the email, requesting the companies to sign off on a series of conditions before being able to receive the actual technical details to deploy patches, according to sources. It's unclear what the conditions are, but a source mentioned a 90-day disclosure deadline, which would compel companies to commit to issuing a patch within three months.

The companies, however, are not sure what to do next because the vulnerabilities come from highly-classified documents (which may have been illegally obtained), as well as the suspicion that, perhaps, these documents and hacking tools were leaked to WikiLeaks by the Russian government.

The CIA, for now, has apparently made no contact with the tech companies to disclose the vulnerabilities itself. In theory, since WikiLeaks has the documents, the CIA could assume the hacking tools are burned anyway, and disclose them to the tech companies in the event that criminal hackers or other adversaries figure them out. That isn't just a theoretical risk. Last summer, when the mysterious group Shadow Brokers dumped the code of NSA hacking tools, criminals quickly repurposed it.

WikiLeaks for now hasn't published any code that would let people take advantage of those bugs—though some hacking code did leak.

"WikiLeaks and the government hold all the cards here, there's not much the tech companies can do on their own besides rabidly looking through their code to look for any issues that might be related," a source told me.

"WikiLeaks and the government hold all the cards here, there's not much the tech companies can do on their own."

Other sources who work at two different tech companies confirmed that the matter is essentially stuck at their respective legal departments. The security teams are still waiting, according to sources.

"WikiLeaks has made initial contact with us via secure@microsoft.com," a Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard in an email. Google and Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

WikiLeaks also did not respond requests for comment.

The organization is known for imposing uncompromising demands on companies it works with. In 2011, Assange enraged a series of newspapers with its demands, even after they had already started collaborating . Assange also has a well known contempt for companies such as Google. So this process might hit a few more roadblocks.

The CIA, on its part, declined to comment on whether it plans to alert the tech companies. Instead, a spokesperson sent a statement saying that the agency has "no comment on the authenticity of purported intelligence documents released by Wikileaks or on the status of any investigation into the source of the documents."

"As we've said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a bastion of truth and integrity," the spokesperson wrote. "The American public should be deeply troubled by any Wikileaks disclosure designed to damage the Intelligence Community's ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries. Such disclosures not only jeopardize US personnel and operations, but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm.
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