At DefCon, Mr Appelbaum refused to confirm or comment on his detention but defended Wikileaks' commitment to exposing information that governments around the world want suppressed. "All governments are on a continuum of tyranny," he said. "In the US, a cop with a gun can commit the most heinous crime and be given the benefit of the doubt. In the US, we don't have censorship but we do have collaborating news organisations."
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
From The Independent's (UK) story on his arrest by US Customs on arrival in NYC on his way to DefCon, this explanation of the need for Wikileaks: