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posted by martyb on Thursday March 29 2018, @07:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the who-ya-gonna-call? dept.

Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange's internet access at London embassy

The government of Ecuador has confirmed that it has cut off internet access in its embassy in London to Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, saying that he was putting the country's international relations at risk.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Ecuador said that the step had been taken because Assange had failed to abide by an agreement not to interfere in the South American country's relations with other states.

"The government of Ecuador warns that Assange's behaviour, through his messages on social networks, put at risk the country's good relations with the United Kingdom, the other states of the European Union, and other nations," the statement said.

[...] Ecuador temporarily cut Assange's internet connection in 2016, over fears that he was using it to interfere in the US presidential election, but it was later restored.

Also at the Miami Herald and teleSUR.

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  • (Score: 2) by LoRdTAW on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:15PM (2 children)

    by LoRdTAW (3755) on Thursday March 29 2018, @03:15PM (#659995) Journal

    Obama on the other hand was a hero and innovator when his creepy data mining on Facebook seemed to help during his election, though all of a sudden it's a crime against humanity when Trump and Cambridge Analytica did it - perhaps some good will come out of his presidency after all.

    (Dons tin foil hat) That was the trail run.

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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @04:55PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @04:55PM (#660050)

    If you're doing a trail run I recommend sunscreen instead of tinfoil.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 30 2018, @01:34AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 30 2018, @01:34AM (#660259)

      It might be a bit uncomfortable and you'd need more than just a hat, but tinfoil would make an excellent sunscreen.