democracynow on Feb 18, 2014
democracynow – Top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden have revealed new details about how the United States and Britain targeted the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks after it published leaked documents about the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. According to a new article by The Intercept, Britain’s top spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, secretly monitored visitors to a WikiLeaks website by collecting their IP addresses in real time, as well as the search terms used to reach the site. One document from 2010 shows that the National Security Agency added WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to a “manhunting” target list, together with suspected members of al-Qaeda. We speak Assange live from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has sought political asylum since 2012. Also joining us is his lawyer Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
US, UK spied on people who visited WikiLeaks
RT America on Feb 18, 2014
The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters, worked together to spy on activist groups, including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to the latest leaked documents by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. But the founder of the transparency website isn’t the only one the two spy agencies kept track of – they also tapped into the fiber-optic cables and collecting the computer IP addresses of people who visited the WikiLeaks site in real time. The tracking began after Assange’s name was added to a manhunting target list in 2010. RT’s Meghan Lopez delves into the latest NSA scandal to come from the Snowden documents.