I met Rop Gonggrijp
a few times here in Berlin, Germany a few years back. He was very personable/charismatic, and had pretty much dedicated his life to stopping governmental abuse of technology (mostly in Europe). In the Netherlands he showed on television how easily an electronic voting machine could easily be hacked, Campaigned against 'data-retention' and RFID's in Europe, helped Wikileaks
release the "Collateral Murder
" video, and a multitude of other 'techno-social' issues. He is one of those people who sees a problem and tries to do something about it and I never heard a bad thing about him. Well last week he was thrown into the Wikileaks scandal as “Julian Assange’s adjudant” and called a ”a left-wing terror activist”. It's kind of upsetting. If anything, he's one of the few people that I've met that was impressive by both their words and actions. Don't take my word on it, check it out for yourself. I just wanted to give you a heads up because this info is kinda off the radar.
Links to his blog on this topic: Remarkable transformations On the Twitter court order
Link to a recent hit-piece article (It's in Dutch so you have to Google translate): 'Gonggrijp Assanges adjudant'
Video of Rop Gonggrijp talking about Election Transparency