2.siThe NSA and GCHQ will soon have the ability to spy on the entire planet, as their capabilities double every 18 months, Julian Assange told the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference on Saturday. The Wikileaks founder made a Skype appearance at the interactive technology festival, which is taking place in the city of Austin. “The ability to surveil everyone on the planet is almost there, and arguably will be there in a few years,”said Assange. “And that’s led to a huge transfer of power from the people who are surveilled upon to those who control the surveillance complex. It’s an interesting postmodern version of power.” MORE