04 Dec '11, 12am

WikiLeaks founder says governments 'curbing' freedoms: NEW DELHI (AFP… #FreeAssangeNow

NEW DELHI (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Saturday that governments worldwide are curbing personal liberty, privacy and free speech by misusing technology. 'Bulk surveillance of entire nations is on,' Assange said in an address from Britain via video to a media conference in New Delhi. The whistle-blower, who is living under strict bail conditions at the house of a wealthy supporter, said governments in some countries are 'sucking out' data from emails and Internet transactions and passing on this 'economic intelligence' to retail outlets and other organisations. 'We are giving away an extraordinary degree of our liberty about our life,' said Assange. The comments came after Assange launched his website's new project earlier in the week - the publication of files he claims show a global industry that gives dictatorships and democracies alike tools to spy o...

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