👓 Julian Assange Arrested, Faces U.S. Charges Related To 2010 WikiLeaks Releases | NPR

Read Julian Assange Arrested, Faces U.S. Charges Related To 2010 WikiLeaks Releases (NPR.org)
The WikiLeaks founder had been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012. He was arrested on a warrant from 2012 for failing to surrender to the court and also on behalf of the United States.

🎧 The Daily: The Story of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks | New York Times

Listened to The Daily: The Story of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks from New York Times

The special counsel’s indictment of the longtime Trump adviser establishes a direct connection between WikiLeaks and the president’s campaign.

I’m curious if there are charges the special prosecutor is holding back on to get people to flip for one final round that will come back and knock down the entire house of cards?

🎞 The Fifth Estate (2013)

Watched The Fifth Estate from DreamWorks
Directed by Bill Condon. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander. A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

More interesting than I would have suspected. I’m not sure how close the portrayal comes to the original person, but it’s interesting to have a “personality” to put with the person. The best part of the movie is the portrayal of the ranges of reactions to the concept of WikiLeaks and its mission. I could have done with better treatment of some of the “coding” portions of the film which were generally not done very well–I say this having seen it on television with a rewind button at my disposal as well.

Not something I would jump to see again soon in the future.

Watched on Netflix

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