Julian Assange

U.K. home secretary, Priti Patel, has approved a request by the U.S. to extradite Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. The U.S. wants to put Assange on trial for conspiracy to hack and…

UK grants extradition to US of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing the prospect of imminent extradition to the U.S. after the U.K. High Court granted an appeal by the U.S. government against an earlier (January)…

US wins appeal over extradition of WikiLeaks founder

A U.K. district court judge has refused to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning, Judge Vanessa Baraitser denied the…

UK judge denies US request to extradite WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange

A previously secret document from 2010 warned that classified diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks would likely result in “observable changes” in the tactics and techniques used by foreign spies, potentially…

Secret document says WikiLeaks cable leaks disrupted tracking of nation-state hackers

Sweden has dropped an investigation into WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on allegations of suspected rape. In a statement today the country’s prosecution authority said the evidence has “weakened considerably” in…

Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange

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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 leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the basement of the newspaper’s offices, editors used angle-grinders and drills to destroy the computers in an effort to render…

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National security journalism just became a national security threat

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Daily Crunch: Assange faces Espionage Act charges

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 case…

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

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 European Arrest…

Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange

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…

Julian Assange jailed for 50 weeks for breaching UK bail conditions

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Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested

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Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested

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 the U.S.…

WikiLeaks founder charged with hacking, now faces US extradition

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…

Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum

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.…

Court filings accidentally reveal charges against Julian Assange

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 calls…

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

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 evade…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen

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…

Julian Assange’s Twitter account goes offline, returns

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…

Wikileaks releases documents it claims detail Russia mass surveillance apparatus

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 tweeted about the…

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

It was easy to see it coming. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formally asked for asylum in France in a letter sent to Le Monde. Over the past couple of weeks,…

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

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…

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

In an interview with 60 Minutes, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange compares his values to those of the Founding Fathers of the United States and argues that he is actually playing…

Between the drama, intrigue and Interpol, the WikiLeaks saga has all the trimmings of a Hollywood movie. One friend of mine is debating quitting her job in order to write…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court today that he will fight his extradition to Sweden on sex crime charges. Assange has been refused bail and will be remanded…

Now that Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is currently in police custody, curiosity turns towards the file insurance.aes256. The file, which first appeared online last July, is so named because it’s said…

More Wikileaks info for you. It’s pretty hard to think of a bigger tech story in 2010 than the site’s rise to prominence. Obviously it’s been around for a while…

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks editor and spokesperson, is now wanted in Sweden, but not “wanted” in a good way. It has nothing to do with Wikileaks (so says The Man),…