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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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  • by Taco Cowboy (5327) on Friday December 13, 2013 @06:15AM (#45678677) Journal

    Ever since the Snowden's leak started some months ago to appear I've been awaiting for NSA's counter-strike.

    I believe this is it.

    I have the feeling that this "news" is a set-up. It's designed to accomplish 3 missions at the same time:

    This may be the start of NSA's worldwide diversion campaign, to shift the focus away from NSA to Assange.

    By "leaking out" Assange's "wiretapping news" online, for just a couple of hours, followed by a sudden removal of all evidences, NSA is betting that the dog and pony show would piqued the interests of many.

    The fact that the Wired magazine has that piece of "news" covered so prominently means that NSA's tactic is working very, very well.

    Not only Assange has become a really "evil dude", people will no longer believe all subsequent disclosures from whistle blowers, no matter who they are.

    And that plays into NSA's hand --- for people won't believe any more news from the Snowden files, no matter how damaging they are.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 13, 2013 @08:53AM (#45679167)

    Ever since the Snowden's leak started to appear some months ago I've been awaiting for NSA's counter-strike.

    I believe this is it.

    This is not the first counterstrike. Scotland Yard and GCHQ of England tried it once - They tried to link Edward Snowden to pedophiles, even Slashdot covered that story ~ http://slashdot.org/story/13/11/07/038216/edward-snowden-leaks-could-help-paedophiles-escape-police-says-uk-government ~- and that attempt failed so goddamn miserably.

    But I concur, this time it's different. This salvo is very well planned and executed, and they even have their planted agent(s) inside Wired Magazine to do the heavy lifting for them. From the look of it,.the whole thing has panned out nicely for NSA and the government of the United States of America.

    But this is the first salvo. More will come.

    Brace yourself !

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