21 May 2019

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange’s computers

A week after Sweden complicated US efforts to get the UK to extradite Julian Assange by reopening an investigation into a rape allegation against the WikiLeaks founder, Ecuador has enabled the US government to expand its extradition case. It did so by seizing all personal belongings and electronic devices left

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24 Apr 2019

Made in China, Exported to the World: The Surveillance State Video

Under President Xi Jinping, China has become the prototypical modern surveillance state. In addition to spying on its own citizens, the Chinese government is exporting its model of state surveillance across the globe. According to research by Freedom House, surveillance systems developed in China are currently being used by 18

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16 Apr 2019

Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest

Websites of Ecuadorian government agencies and services have been targeted in 40 million cyberattacks since last week, when the country terminated Julian Assange’s political asylum and subsequently invited UK police into the Ecuadorian embassy in London in order to arrest the Wikileaks founder almost seven years after he took refuge there.

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11 Apr 2019

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

After spending almost seven years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested by UK law enforcement on Thursday after Ecuador terminated Assange’s political asylum, upon which the ambassador invited the London police into the embassy. Assange had been granted granted asylum by Ecuador in 2012,

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28 Dec 2018

Latin America grapples with migrant exodus that looks set to worsen in 2019

“About 3.3 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015 and the United Nations estimates about two million more, from a population of 32 million, could follow in 2019. Every day, about 5,000 Venezuelans leave home, according to the United Nations, in one of the biggest exodus of people in modern

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30 Sep 2010

Ecuador declares emergency as police protest, president is attacked

“Ecuador’s government appeared teetering on the verge of collapse Thursday, as national police took to the streets of Quito, the capital, and physically attacked the president over what police said was the cancellation of bonuses and promotions. The minister of security, Miguel Carvajal, said one person was killed and several

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