Monday, October 17, 2016


WikiLeaks announced via Twitter Monday that it had launched “contingency plans” after unnamed state hackers severed the internet link used by Assange, who is under siege in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, taking pain pills for infirmities and with no access to sunlight or outdoor space....

The silencing of Assange came with a bit of drama. Hours before the announcement that his internet connection had been cut, WikiLeaks posted three tweets that appeared to contain encrypted code, and rumors began to swirl that it was a “dead man’s switch,” a code revealing highly classified information that would ensure publication upon his death.