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Julian Assange Emerges In New Interview; Denies Rumors That "CIA Is Taking Over Wikileaks"

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However, on Saturday, the concerned public may have finally gotten their answer when Julian Assange emerged, and gave an audio interview as part of the Free Connected Minds conference.

The first indirect proof of life came earlier today, when Craig Murray, the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, human rights activist and writer, reported that he had "just got back after a long chat with Julian Assange. We were joined for a light supper by the ever interesting and ebullient Yanis Varoufakis. Another of those brilliant evenings that will live in the mind.  Julian is very aware of the persistent rumours about his position or health. He is fine apart from a cold, and buoyed by recent events."

Subsequently, the FCM conference relased the full 1 hour recording of the conversation with the supposedly sick Assange, which can be heard below.

Many topics were discussed and touched upon by the (at times unintelligible) Assange, among them the manipulated role of the media - a sensitive topic these days, what the role of the West has been in creaing ISIS, the issue of public ignorance in society today.

More importantly Assange clearly states, 50 minutes into the interview, that his team remains in control of Wikileaks, explicitly telling moderator Youmna Naufal that "CIA taking over wikileaks is false."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-26/cia-taking-over-wikileaks-false-assange-emerges-gives-interview-after-dinner-varoufa

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Interesting how people are saying "YAY! He's fine!" "He's alive!! He must be because he spoke about wikileaks being compromised and Fidel...and it sounds like him" lol

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what about phase 3 of the leaks? it never happened, assange was taken/killed right before the most damning of all leaks was leaked. i just dont understand their long game on this one....way pretend he's alive and not have killed him outright....maybe he is alive, idk anymore f**k this reality. LaME

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I've been one of the few here who has argued he's alive.  The longer we go without some kind of digitally unfakeable proof the less confidence  I have.  WikiLeak's very existence depends on potential leakers having full confidence in WikiLeak's ability to keep them anonymous, and recent allegations that anonymity  cannot be guaranteed cut right to the heart of that foundation.

I expected Assange to address that with undeniable proof of his health and uncompromised free will, and do it quickly after the allegations surfaced.  The fact that he has not is seriously undermining my position.

We do need a mob holding vigil outside that Embassy.  All the questions are just getting reinforced, even for us  skeptics.

Edit:  foxtrot noted that the pace of the leaks has diverged from what we were led to expect as well....maybe the biggest "tell" of all?  dunno...confidence fading fast

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This was covered pretty extensively here some time ago, but just in case we have new members who didn't see it, this video is why "digitally unfakeable" may not be as easy as it once was:

 

Combine that, with this:

Adobe demos “photoshop for audio,” lets you edit speech as easily as textAdobe demos “photoshop for audio,” lets you edit speech as easily as text

and you can make anyone say anything you like...very convincingly.

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...you could use it to edit podcasts and voiceovers, and, more importantly, to create really funny celebrity audio clips that you can share on Reddit. And to circumvent voice recognition tech currently being rolled out by banks. And to bombard your archenemy with heinous voicemails from their loved ones that sound legitimate, but were actually just made on your PC at home...

 

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28 minutes ago, Jostler said:

This was covered pretty extensively here some time ago, but just in case we have new members who didn't see it, this video is why "digitally unfakeable" may not be as easy as it once was:

 

Combine that, with this:

Adobe demos “photoshop for audio,” lets you edit speech as easily as textAdobe demos “photoshop for audio,” lets you edit speech as easily as text

and you can make anyone say anything you like...very convincingly.

 

The scary thing being this is the tech we are aware of. 

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8 minutes ago, thedudeabides said:

The scary thing being this is the tech we are aware of. 

yes, and given what we're aware of, much less whatever advances exist in the bowels of DARPA, the foundation needed to use this against us is well laid. 


Voiceprints: Time to be Afraid AgainNovember 18, 2014

 

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...implementation is in Turkey, where a cell phone service provider has collected voiceprint data from 10 million customers. Never far behind on these matters, U.S. law enforcement officials use the technology to monitor inmates calling from inside prisons and to track offenders on the outside who have been paroled. In New Zealand, the Internal Revenue Department claims one million voiceprints on file, what its revenue minister says is “the highest level of voice biometric enrollments per capita in the world.” In South Africa, seven million voiceprints have been collected by the country’s Social Security Agency, in part to verify that those claiming pensions are still alive. Worldwide it is estimated that some 65 million voiceprints are on file in corporate hands.

One can speculate further. In the United States, where the NSA boasts of “collecting it all,” it seems unlikely that “all” does not include voiceprints. Allow your inner conspiracy theorist a little room, and circuitry designed to collect and pass on voiceprints might be surreptitiously built into nearly every audio device out there, from Bluetooth to Mr. Microphone.

If someone wants you to pledge your undying allegiance to ISIS while discussing how  much you enjoyed that last pizza...they'll have you on tape.  And the tape will pass voiceprint identification analysis.

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8 hours ago, Jostler said:

WikiLeak's very existence depends on potential leakers having full confidence in WikiLeak's ability to keep them anonymous

like Bradley Chelsea Manning, for instance. sorry. couldn't resist.

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