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Internet has become ‘surveillance machine’: Assange

Posted By yihan On November 29, 2011 @ 4:03 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange blasted the mainstream media, Washington, banks and the Internet itself as he addressed journalists in Hong Kong on Monday via videolink from house arrest in England.

Fresh from accepting a top award for journalism from the prestigious Walkley Foundation in his native Australia on Sunday, Assange spoke to the News World Summit in Hong Kong before keeping a regular appointment with the police.

He defended his right to call himself a journalist and said WikiLeaks’ next “battle” would be to ensure that the Internet does not turn into a vast surveillance tool for governments and corporations.

“Of course I’m a goddamn journalist,” he responded with affected frustration when a moderator of the conference asked if he was a member of the profession.

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[1] AFP: http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Internet_has_become_surveillance_machine_Assange_999.html

[2] Assange on mass surveillance: ‘You are all screwed!’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assange-on-mass-surveillance-you-are-all-screwed.html

[3] WikiLeaks insider dishes dirt on Assange: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-insider-dishes-dirt-on-assange.html

[4] ASSANGE: We Know Where Edward Snowden Is, But We’re Not Saying Yet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assange-we-know-where-edward-snowden-is-but-were-not-saying-yet.html

[5] ‘No stopping’ more Snowden revelations – Assange: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-stopping-more-snowden-revelations-assange.html

[6] WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says police feared he would be assassinated outside High Court: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-julian-assange-says-police-feared-he-would-be-assassinated-outside-high-court.html

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