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Was Julian Assange Involved With Wiretapping Iceland's Parliament? 167

Posted by samzenpus
from the lets-have-a-listen dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Wired reports that the chat logs between Bradley Manning and Julian Assange that were used as evidence in Manning's trial have made it onto the web, at least briefly. One of those logs contained something very interesting on page 4, which was picked up on by the News of Iceland, which reports, '"Jesus Christ. I think that we have recordings of all phone calls to and from the Icelandic parliament during the past four months". This text can be found in documents that the US military published on its website and is said to be part of the conversations between Julian Assange and Bradley Manning. According to the documents, Assange claims to have phone call recordings from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, but this is the first time that the existence of such data is mentioned publicly. ... According to Icelandic laws, it is required to inform the person you are speaking with if the phone call is being recorded. Given that the parliament is not violating laws it is clear that Assange or his associates would have to have installed recording devices or wiretaps in the parliament.' — What makes it even more interesting is that Wired also reports in this recent story: Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet."
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Was Julian Assange Involved With Wiretapping Iceland's Parliament?

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  • Re:No (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 13, 2013 @04:20AM (#45678309)

    Precisely. Also, consider the source:

    This text can be found in documents that the US military published on its website and is said to be part of the conversations between Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

    Maybe it's just me but I'd take whatever the US military says with a metric ton of NaCl.

  • Re:WTF? (Score:5, Funny)

    by sjames (1099) on Friday December 13, 2013 @05:55AM (#45678617) Homepage

    Haven't you heard? He can tap any line in the world just by whistling into a payphone!

  • by PhilHibbs (4537) <snarks@gmail.com> on Friday December 13, 2013 @06:15AM (#45678679) Homepage Journal

    Assange had gun cam footage from US helicopters in Iraq. Clearly he's been sneaking into military bases and installing cameras in the helicopters. They never showed that in the movie!

  • by magic maverick (2615475) on Friday December 13, 2013 @07:14AM (#45678877) Homepage Journal
    Jesus Christ! I've got three months worth of phone logs from cold fjord! Here's a choice quote:
    <quote>I like to stick random stuff up my ass when I ah, masturbate. Random, like err, pens, action figures, whatever.</quote>

    OK, we shouldn't pick on a person for their fetishes. But what about this one!:
    <quote>I think we should round up all those liberal scum and send'em to camps. Teach them the values that obviously their parents and schools failed to instill. Values like hard work, the supremacy of the state and government, and stuff.</quote>
    Whoa, cold fjord sounds like a bit of a fascist doesn't he!

    Other logs show cold fjord (apparently) randomly dialing numbers early in the morning (like three) and then just swearing. Quite a number of others show him calling one number repeatedly, and then hanging up before it connects. That number turns out to the number of the house he grew up in.

    Our physiologists think he may have mommy issues.

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