Julian Assange

National security journalism just became a national security threat

Six years ago, British intelligence officers walked into the offices of The Guardian newspaper in London and demanded its staff destroy computers they believed stored highly classified documents leake

Daily Crunch: Assange faces Espionage Act charges

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WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom

Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been charged with more than a dozen additional charges by U.S. federal prosecutors, including under the controversial Espionage Act — a

Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange

Sweden’s prosecution authority has reopened a preliminary investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on an allegation of rape dating back to 2010. It said today it will issue a Europea

Julian Assange jailed for 50 weeks for breaching UK bail conditions

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today. A spokeswoman for the court confirm

Why we’re looking into the Mueller report

After nearly two years of investigation and months of delays (not to mention partisan bickering the whole time), Special Investigator Robert Mueller's report on the President's campaign and Russian in

Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested

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WikiLeaks founder charged with hacking, now faces US extradition

In a fast-moving development since Julian Assange’s arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching U.K. bail conditions, the WikiLeaks founder has been rearrested on behalf of

Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum

London Metropolitan police has arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London. He has been holed up in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012 in order to avoid a warrant against him. Ecuador

Court filings accidentally reveal charges against Julian Assange

In a turn of events that reads like a plot point from an unreleased Coen Brothers script, information has surfaced revealing that prosecutors have charged embattled WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

With his internet cut off, Julian Assange steps down as editor of WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has a new top dog. Its contentious figurehead and founder, Julian Assange, will step aside, letting former WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson take the reins due to what WikiLeaks call

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is stateless no more. On Thursday, Ecuador revealed that it had extended citizenship to Assange, a controversial figure who moved into London's Ecuadorian embassy to e

Julian Assange’s Twitter account goes offline, returns

It’s a Christmas miracle of sorts. Julian Assange’s Twitter account disappeared from the site, returned, and now there’s a bouncing baby Corgi up top. The account appears to have gone offline ar

Wikileaks releases documents it claims detail Russia mass surveillance apparatus

Wikileaks has released a new cache of documents which it claims detail surveillance apparatus used by the Russian state to spy on Internet and mobile users. It's the first time the organization has le

Ecuador says it cut Julian Assange’s internet access to prevent interference with the election

Ecuador has claimed responsibility for cutting off Julian Assange's internet access, calling it a "temporary restriction" aimed at preventing him from interfering with the U.S. election. WikiLeaks twe

Following WikiLeaks Revelations, Julian Assange Asks For Asylum In France, France Rejects His Request

It was easy to see it coming. WikiLeaks founder <a target="_blank" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange">Julian Assange</a> formally asked for asylum in France in a letter sent to <a tar

‘Tis The Season For Mainstream Warnings About “God-Like” Gov’t Threats To Privacy

Today, a flagship news and current affairs program broadcast on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 4 carried a broadcast by Wikileaks' Julian Assange this morning, using that mainstream platform to draw attention t

WikiLeaks Founder Assange Tells 60 Minutes: "Our Values Are Those Of The U.S. Revolution"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/julian-assange.jpeg"/> In an <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/26/60minutes/main7286686.shtml">interview</a> with <em>60 Minute

You Too Can Be Julian Assange In 'WikiLeaks: The Game'

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/screen-shot-2010-12-12-at-7-15-01-am.png" />Between the drama, intrigue and Interpol, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/12/11/amer

Julian Assange refused bail – will stay in custody until 14 Dec. hearing

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Screen-shot-2010-12-07-at-16.28.44.png" class="shot2" /><a href="http://WikiLeaks.ch">WikiLeaks</a> founder Julian Assange told a London cour
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