Scott Horton Interviews Trevor Timm

Scott Horton, December 02, 2011

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Trevor Timm, Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discusses his article “Cablegate One Year Later: How WikiLeaks Has Influenced Foreign Policy, Journalism, and the First Amendment;” how the WikiLeaks revelation of an Iraqi family’s massacre by US soldiers (and the attempted coverup with an airstrike) hastened the end of the war; why WikiLeaks deserves some credit for the Arab Spring, especially in Tunisia; who is and who isn’t bound by government classified documents; and the grand jury convened to indict WikiLeaks and Julian Assange for somehow violating the Espionage Act of 1917.

MP3 here. (20:00)

Trevor Timm is an Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He specializes in free speech issues and government transparency. Before joining the EFF, Trevor helped the longtime General Counsel of The New York Times, James Goodale, write a book on the First Amendment. He has also worked for the former President of the ACLU and at The New Yorker. He graduated from Northeastern University and has a J.D. from New York Law School.

Trevor also curates the Twitter account @WLLegal that reports on legal news surrounding WikiLeaks, the right to publish classified information, and other freedom of the press issues.

3 Responses to “Trevor Timm”

  1. These guys obviously dont specialise in IT because they believe that wikileaks are genuine. Several times you discredit the CIA that they couldnt do this, your too hung up on the stupid politicians to realise that the powers behind them are not stupid. Why dont you get some real IT specialist on instead of naive reporters like cryptome.org guys that have been trying to expose wikileaks years before they were famous. Goldstein is a creation of Ingsoc. Who is more naive politicians trying to save the world with neo-liberal policies, or libertarians who think the master of the universe stand in front of cameras, and that the US government cant shut down websites it doesnt like. Come on guys they shut down global torrent sites without getting near the registrar or the servers.

  2. mikfax
    “These guys obviously don’t specialize in IT (spy intelligence)
    because they believe that WikiLeaks are genuine.
    Several times you discredit the CIA…”

    I see, we should have blind faith in CIA spies because they are the highest paid-to-lie spies on earth, which means that they are the most intelligent and most likely to tell the truth.

    For as everyone knows, a man’s morality is in direct proportion to intelligence, that is why High Society is blessed by God with the most wealth and why the people of New York City keep reelecting a billionaire to be their most trusted Mayor.

  3. I have found this to be an informative post. Personally I thank Trevor Timm for his serious effort made in discussing this article. I don’t think there was a need to create such a family massacre. I strongly believe that his free speech issues can make a transparency in the minds of government.
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