The world of 2017 is not the world that our parents, or our parents’ parents grew up in, with hacking and espionage at the forefront of our daily lives.
2016’s presidential election was an example of just how entwined our lives have become with the concept of high-level spying, as Julian Assange and his whistleblower website Wikileaks dominated headlines in their campaign to delegitimize Hillary Clinton’s corrupt and crooked campaign. Now, Assange’s fate could be hanging in the balance of Ecuador’s election.
“When Ecuador holds a general election on Sunday, the results could have international repercussions linked to one man thousands of miles away: Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who took refuge in the country’s embassy in London nearly five years ago and who remains there.
“Mr. Assange moved into the embassy in…