Julian Assange repeatedly blamed Seth Rich, the murdered DNC staffer, for Russia’s leaks. The Mueller report shows that Assange was lying from the start.
Kevin PoulsenThe most charitable view of @WikiLeaks' Seth Rich hoax is that Assange genuinely thought it possible that Rich was his source for the DNC leaks. Mueller's timeline proves that false. Assange knew Rich couldn't have been the leaker. He was already dead.
It’s not enough to charge WikiLeaks’ founder—the feds have to convince the UK to hand him over. Experts say that’s easier said than done.
Kevin PoulsenJulian Assange has three credible defenses against extradition, says the barrister who kept Gary McKinnon and Lauri Love from being extradited to the US on similar hacking charges. This is just the beginning.
Mark Zuckerberg admitted recently that Facebook doesn’t have a ‘strong reputation’ for privacy. An odd new request for private data probably won’t help with that rep.
Kevin PoulsenTwo weeks after acknowledging it mishandled millions of its users' Facebook passwords, Facebook is demanding some users hand over the passwords for their personal email accounts too. (h/t @originalesushi)
The company revealed the latest in a long line of breaches in a suit filed late Friday.
Kevin PoulsenIt's #Facebook_Friday again. Two Ukrainian men allegedly used online quizzes to lure more than 60,000 Facebook users into installing malicious browser extensions that exfiltrated their profile data and friends lists to offshore servers.
What happens when social media manipulation targets religious faith?
Kevin PoulsenNew from me: A lifelong Mormon walks away after discovering the polygamy and bigotry in the church's past. Now he's a pariah to his Mormon family and friends. They won't listen to why he left. That's where Facebook's precision ad targeting comes in.
The white-hat consultant turned black-hat hacker was this close to getting out of prison when he was charged with running a wild scheme from behind bars.
Kevin PoulsenImprisoned hacker Max Ray Vision (subject of my book Kingpin) has been hit with a nine-count indictment for cybercrimes allegedly committed behind bars on a smuggled Android phone. He's already serving a 13 year sentence and was just months from release.
A paperwork slip-up reveals that the U.S. is hiding a federal criminal complaint against the WikiLeaks founder for fear of jeopardizing his extradition.
Kevin PoulsenThe copy-paste blunder that will live in infamy. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia accidentally reveal they have a sealed multi-count federal criminal complaint against Julian Assange.