On elections, political violence and WikiLeaks

Between 2006 and 2010, I ran a campaign against non-trustworthy e-Voting technology. I’m Dutch and there was a time when voting in the Netherlands was entirely done on computers – computers that could just as easily be programmed to be honest vote-counters as they could be programmed to subtly lie about the election results. With … Continue reading “On elections, political violence and WikiLeaks”

Judge: twitter must hand over my data

Yesterday a judge in Virginia decided that Twitter must hand over all data it has on me, Jacob Appelbaum and Birgitta Jónsdottir. The consequences of this decision for me are extremely limited: there’s not a whole lot you can learn from records that Twitter has on me that you can’t learn from reading my blog. … Continue reading “Judge: twitter must hand over my data”

Newsflash: not being extradited

Our foreign affairs minister Uri Rosenthal made headlines today as he responded to some questions from two members of the Dutch Parliament. Do you agree […] that the Netherlands will not cooperate with criminal procedures of the American authorities, such as in the case of potential suspects connected to Wikileaks. If not, why not? Answer: … Continue reading “Newsflash: not being extradited”

News from the future?

For a very short time earlier this evening (Tuesday evening, sometime before 22:00 CET that is), our newspaper De Telegraaf reported that Sweden has dropped charges against Julian Assange. The article was on the site for at least a few minutes minutes before disappearing again, and all someone mailed me was a screenshot of the … Continue reading “News from the future?”

Remarkable transformations

Some rather bizarre developments here in The Netherlands. Monday there was an extensive article (PDF, dutch) about me in De Telegraaf. De Telegraaf is the newspaper with the largest circulation and it leans to the right politically. In it, they describe all the developments with the court order to Twitter. More interestingly, the article features … Continue reading “Remarkable transformations”

On the Twitter court order

Dear journalists, Yet again I am being inundated with your e-mails, text messages, phone calls and unannounced house visits. (The latter is new, unwelcome and the fastest way to get a non-expiring entry on my media blacklist.) I could easily spend all my time answering the same questions with the same answers instead of taking … Continue reading “On the Twitter court order”

US DOJ wants my twitter account info

It’s a warm and fuzzy feeling to know that somewhere, far away, people are thinking about you. Last night I received this rather interesting e-mail from twitter: Kessel, Jan-07 11:20 am (PST): Dear Twitter User: We are writing to inform you that Twitter has received legal process requesting information regarding your Twitter account, @rop_g. A … Continue reading “US DOJ wants my twitter account info”