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The US government's legal hunt for Julian Assange will begin in a magistrates' court in Virginia today when its Attorney General seeks a disclosure order on Twitter to obtain the names, dates and locations of anyone using its services to communicate with WikiLeaks.
and from The Telegraph:
Federal investigators want private messages, contact information, bank account numbers and other personal details about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the US soldier accused of supplying classified documents to the site, an Icelandic MP and two computer experts.
A judge in the US District Court
Free speech? This really puts my government up there with North Korea's. This is sick. I can only put my head down in shame as I watch my government trample on the freedoms of it's citizens.
If they'd use half the resources they use against WL to go after the criminals who they've exposed the jail business would boom. Too bad killing the messanger is fashionable these days.
No one is going to sit back and take this crap from any Foreign Government. The US Government might find itself isolated if it doenst watch what it is doing.
Well Julian Assange isn't a US citizen but I doubt the Australian Government will put in a protest..
It's normal to find evidence AFTER you have concluded there was a crime commited..
Here is a Government hell bent on FINDING a crime..
Or maybe seeing what other dirt they can find to leak and discredit wikileaks..
Come on, people wake up, if the US wanted Assange, and/or to eliminate wikileaks they could have done that long before they published the first critical leaks.
Twitter isn't safe, run for the hills, don't tweet anymore or big brother will come after you.
I was being sarcastic to a degree.
Government agencies exploit wikileaks, it is entirely controlled and designed to achieve political and intelligence objectives.
There is not nor ever will be any transparency in government, if that were to happen the elite would fall all over the world.
Be sure to vote democrat or republican in the next elections if you want change.
The last line was also sarcastic
The @wikileaks feed tweeted, “Note that we can assume Google & Facebook also have secret US government subpoenas. They make no comment. Did they fold?”
Of course we do but we cant until we fight for a common cause, Everyone is arguing and getting divided by small issues .
We will never have a more worthy time to rebel than now.
We have the info we know who the enemy is theres nothing stopping us .
Issues like this thread are indicators of what may come soon .