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Julian Assange: Internet Has Become "Surveillance Machine"

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange blasted the mainstream media, Washington, banks and the Internet itself as he addressed journalists in Hong Kong on Monday via videolink from house arrest in England.
He defended his right to call himself a journalist and said WikiLeaks' next 'battle' would be to ensure that the Internet does not turn into a vast surveillance tool for governments and corporations.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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