Father of slain soldier who criticised Trump says travel rights reviewed

The father of an American soldier killed in Iraq who came under criticism last year from then-candidate Donald Trump said he has cancelled a speaking engagement in Toronto after being notified that his US travel privileges were under review. Khizr Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, said he had not been given a reason as to why his travel privileges were being reviewed. He did not say what kind of review he was subject to, which US agency ordered it or who told him of the change. “This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad,” Khan said in a statement issued by […]

Wikileaks Releases Encrypted “Vault 7” Torrent, Will Unveil Password Tuesday 9am

Last month, following a series of seemingly random tweets by Wikileaks, we reported that starting on February 4th, each day Wikileaks began sending out a series of cryptic question Tweets teasing the world about “Vault 7”. The questions were framed in Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How format (but not in that order). Each came with an image “clue”.

Here they are in chronological order starting with the earliest.

While it is possible that Vault 7 is directly related to one of these pictures, these pictures may just be representative images, part of some sort of pattern, or clues about the answers to the corresponding questions. As the pictures are images of entirely different things (and no longer just pictures of vaults), each individual picture being related to the answer of the question tweeted along with it seems quite plausible.

Then, after a flurry of appearances over a month ago, the topic of “Vault 7” faded away from the Wikileaks twitter account, until Monday evening, when in a tweet around 7:30pm, Wikileaks announced that it had released an encrypted ‘torrent’ file, just over 500 MB in size and which can be downloaded now at the following URL, will be made accessible for everyone tomorrow at 9am ET when Wikileaks releases the passphrase.

ENCRYPTED RELEASE
Use a ‘torrent’ downloader on: https://t.co/gpBxJAoYD5
And ‘7z’ to decrypt.
Passphrase will be made public at Tue 9am ET. pic.twitter.com/MxZQtoaCMK

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 7, 2017

In subsequent tweets,  Wikileaks provides further information on how to unzip the encrypted file contained in the torrent.

How to unarchive a “.7z” (7zip) file: Use a 7zip program. Many are available for Windows/Mac/Linux. Internet search for “7zip”.

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 7, 2017

1) Install ‘transmission’ (https://t.co/DUxLqfVT74)
2) download https://t.co/gpBxJAoYD5
3) install ‘7zip’
4) use it to unpack ‘.7z’ file

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 7, 2017

To unpack Vault 7, part one: “Year Zero”, on a Mac, you can use this ‘.7z’ unarchiver https://t.co/nDNzMv4Gkn https://t.co/uRI8d0w1z1

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 7, 2017

Why unveil the contents of “Vault 7”, which some have speculated is a form of an insurance policy for Julian Assange? It may have something to do with Saturday’s report that Guillermo Lasso, the  frontrunner in Ecuador’s presidential election, whose runoff round will take place on April 2, has warned that he will ask “Assange to leave our [London] embassy.” Or it could be something totally different.

For now, there is no indication what is contained on the released torrent, although we are confident that many will have it downloaded and looking forward to tomorrow’s 9am release of the password to unlock the contents of the mysterious file.

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Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ is back

President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts. #MuslimBan2 – just as unconstitutional as the first one. #NoBanNoWallNoRaids https://t.co/2RVBiF7ag4 — Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) March 6, 2017 The new order, which takes effect on March 16, keeps a 90-day ban on travel to the United States by citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. It applies only to new visa applicants, meaning some 60,000 people whose visas were revoked under the previous order will now be permitted to enter. Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminated against Muslims […]