Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to demonstrators from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral in central London on Oct. 15, 2011. … May 2010: US Army soldier Bradley Manning is arrested on suspicion of providing WikiLeaks with classified material.
Britain said today that any decision by Ecuador to give Julian Assange political asylum wouldn’t change a thing and that it might still revoke the diplomatic status of Quito’s embassy in London.
Ecuador granted political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday. Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in June, for fear of being extradited to Sweden. Commentators criticise Britain’s statement that it may invade the embassy, calling it an unprecedented violation of international conventions, but say Assange should go to Sweden to answer charges of sexual crimes.
from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
The UK and Sweden criticise Ecuador for granting asylum to Wikileaks’ Julian Assange as the diplomatic row over what to do with him intensifies.
from Global Voices Online by Silvia Viñas
After much anticipation, Ecuador announced it will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño made the announcement at 7am local time in Ecuador, 1pm London time. As Justice for Assange explains:
from Mashable! by Matt Silverman
from TorrentFreak by Ernesto
The Internet Archive‘s mission statement is to provide “universal access to all knowledge,” which is not all that different from The Pirate Bay’s ethos.
from Boing Boing by David Pescovitz
from The Next Web by Victor Agreda, Jr
from EFF.org Updates by Carolina Rossini and Yana Welinder
EFF has previously written about various troubling provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)that is being negotiated under wraps. One other major concern is that TPP seeks to propagate the excessive copyright terms currently found in American copyright legislation, and will become yet another tool of the second enclosure movement: “the enclosure of the intangible commons of the mind”.
from Daily Blog Tips by Daniel Scocco
There’s a very interesting post on the official Google Blog today talking about the future of search and how Google is approaching it. It starts with Larry Page’s definition of the perfect search engine: “one that understands exactly what you mean and gives you exactly what you want.” It pretty much sums it up huh?