Julian Assange has had several offers from US networks to host his own weekly radio show. The WikiLeaks publisher suggested that the show could be broadcast from within the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been detained since he entered on June 19, 2012, claiming diplomatic asylum after being wanted in Sweden for questioning over four alleged sexual offences.
On Wednesday, Sean Hannity, an American radio and television host, author, and conservative political commentator, offered to let Assange fill in for him on his show. The offer sounds impressive since Hannity claims to broadcast on "over 550 stations" and have a whopping "14-plus million listeners".
On May 30, Military financial services organization USAA reinstated its advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News program after receiving heavy criticism for its initial decision to pull ads from many of the military members and veterans that it serves. Military financial services organization will also start advertising again on other programs where it suspended ads, including shows on CNN and MSNBC.
Kim Dotcom, a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, businessman and musician tweeted to congratulate Hannity.
Today Hanity tweeted to thank Kim and offered him a guest spot on his radio show.
It was reported on May 25th that Hannity had lost at least five different advertisers after he continued to promote a theory about Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in 2016. The theory was that the Clintons ordered Rich's killing to seek revenge for reportedly leaking Democratic National Committee emails to Wikileaks. His theory contradicts police, who said Rich's death was the result of a robbery.
Kim supports the same version of events as Hannity. Kim alleges that Panda was Rich's nickname. Kim claims that Panda contacted him in late 2014 and that they discussed, among other things, "corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics." In May of 2015 Kim did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand. In a statement Kim said, "In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election."
Kim suggested Assange call his radio show "PANDA".
Cyber Security researchers are today discussing the pros and cons of paying for a dump of exploits currently held by a notorious hacking group called The Shadow Broker's. If these exploits get into the wrong hands they could be used to steal credit card information, login credentials or take control of a computer remotely.
It is unclear how the Shadow Broker's acquired the exploits. It has been speculated that an NSA operator left it on an insecure remote server. An exploit is a piece of code used to abuse a flaw in a system or software. The hacker can then install malicious code known as malware onto the vulnerable system.
The issue produced a lot of debate on Twitter with people offering arguments for and against paying for the exploits.