Julian Assange

Julian Paul Assange (born Hawkins; 3 July 1971) is an Australian computer programmer and the editor of WikiLeaks. Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006, but came to international attention in 2010, when WikiLeaks published a series of leaks provided by Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and CableGate (November 2010).
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    The World Ethical Data Forum to Launch in Barcelona, Spain September 20th, 2018

    BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The World Ethical Data Forum is a world-leading platform for the discussion of the ethical and practical challenges arising from emergent technologies. Broadcast live on Russia Today, this year's forum will focus on the ethics of information and data control and the ever more rapid development of decentralized solutions. Held on September 20th in the city of Barcelona and including headline and keynote talks, presentations, workshops, networking lunches and drinks, the WDF brings together experts, enthusiasts and investors in technology from around the world. Talks and presentations will cover areas including mass data and data-analytic technologies, their use and safeguards, the importance of limits or lack of limits to access for security agencies and government, data rights, the commercial use of data by marketing, media organizations and big business, as well as recent innovations in artificial intelligence, the development of cryptocurrency and ICO regulation, and the benefits and pitfalls of blockchain technology and its future applications.

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    Report: Julian Assange planned to flee Britain for Russia

    Government rejects allegations, calling them 'political' rather than 'professional.'

  • AP probe hints at Julian Assange's budding ties with Russia
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    AP probe hints at Julian Assange's budding ties with Russia

    LONDON -- Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his website, WikiLeaks, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was threatening to put him behind bars. Caught in a vise, the silver-haired Australian wrote to the Russian Consulate in London. "I, Julian Assange, hereby grant full authority to my friend, Israel Shamir, to both drop off and collect my passport, in order to get a visa," said the letter, which was recently obtained by The Associated Press. The Nov. 30, 2010 missive is part of a much larger trove of WikiLeaks

  • Documentos muestran que Julian Assange buscó visa rusa
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    Documentos muestran que Julian Assange buscó visa rusa

    LONDRES (AP) — Un nuevo paquete de documentos internos de WikiLeaks muestran a personal de la organización de transparencia discutiendo la posibilidad de que su fundador Julian Assange viole su fianza y se escape de Gran Bretaña en momentos en que las autoridades apretaba su cerco en el 2010. Uno de los documentos obtenidos por The Associated Press captura a partidarios ponderando un potencial pedido de asilo a Brasil. Otro tiene a Assange buscando secretamente una visa rusa en Londres. Los documentos proveen tanto una mirada íntima a WikiLeaks como un indicio temprano de la creciente relación de Assange con Moscú. Para evitar extradición para enfrentar cargos de delitos sexuales en Suecia, Assange

  • Listen: Roger Stone Says He Can’t Think of ‘Any Circumstance’ in Which He’d Testify Against Trump
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    Listen: Roger Stone Says He Can’t Think of ‘Any Circumstance’ in Which He’d Testify Against Trump

    WASHINGTON — Roger Stone, the political consultant who served as informal adviser to the Trump campaign, said it is “conceivable” that special counsel Robert Mueller will “bring some bogus charge against me,” but he can’t think of any circumstance in which he’d testify against President Donald Trump. In an interview with Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM’s […]

  • Julian Assange could be offered asylum in New Zealand?
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    Julian Assange could be offered asylum in New Zealand?

    Julian Assange could be offered asylum in New Zealand after thousands of people rallied to have him moved to the country. Politicians will now formally discuss the idea in parliament after a petition was signed by more than 2,000 New Zealanders.  The 'Free Assange NZ' group launched the petition in July and has been rallying to bring the Australian to their country. The group said it hadn't forgot about the plight of the Assange, even if the world had. Its members are currently following whistleblower Chelsea Manning on her tour of New Zealand to remind people of the petition. Labour politician Greg O'Connor said while he didn't support Assange coming to New Zealand, he'd present the idea to

  • Roger Stone Ally Randy Credico, and His Dog, Face Mueller’s Grand Jury
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    Roger Stone Ally Randy Credico, and His Dog, Face Mueller’s Grand Jury

    Comedian and radio host Randy Credico, accompanied by his dog Bianca, appeared before Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury Friday to answer questions about President Donald Trump’s ally and political operative Roger Stone. "Mr. Credico testified in response to questions that were asked by the assistant United States attorney. The subject matter of the questions was primarily his relationship with Roger Stone," Credico’s lawyer, Martin Stolar, told reporters outside the courthouse in Washington.

  • Two associates of Trump adviser Stone questioned in Russia probe
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    Two associates of Trump adviser Stone questioned in Russia probe

    (Reuters) - An associate of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, was questioned in front of a grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe on Friday about his years-long relationship with Stone and about Wikileaks, the associate's lawyer told Reuters. Randy Credico, a comedian and talk show host, had been subpoenaed to testify as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, which the president denies. Credico's lawyer, Martin Stolar, said his client's testimony was predominantly focused on his relationship with Stone "over a number of years." He said Credico was also asked about Stone's interactions with Wikileaks, which came under scrutiny after publishing emails hacked from the Democratic Party and the account of candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman before the 2016 election.

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    Roger Stone Ally Randy Credico, and His Dog, Face Mueller’s Grand Jury

    Comedian and radio host Randy Credico, accompanied by his dog Bianca, appeared before Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury Friday to answer questions about President Donald Trump’s ally and political operative Roger Stone. "Mr. Credico testified in response to questions that were asked by the assistant United States attorney. The subject matter of the questions was primarily his relationship with Roger Stone," Credico’s lawyer, Martin Stolar, told reporters outside the courthouse in Washington.

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    Giuliani to AP: Trump will not answer obstruction questions

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will not answer federal investigators' questions, in writing or in person, about whether he tried to block the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, one of the president's attorneys told The Associated Press. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Thursday that questions about obstruction of justice were a "no-go." Giuliani's statement was the most definitive rejection yet of special counsel Robert Mueller's efforts to interview the president about any efforts to obstruct the investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Russians. It signals the Trump's lawyers are committed to protecting the president from answering questions

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    Associate of Trump adviser Stone to testify in Russia meddling probe: lawyer

    Jerome Corsi, a contributor to conspiracy theory websites, is the latest among associates of Republican political adviser Roger Stone called to testify to a grand jury or be questioned by Mueller's prosecutors. In recent months, Stone has been the subject of scrutiny by Mueller's office. Investigators appear focused on Stone's contacts with WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, according to sources familiar with the interviews of the associates.

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    Associate of Trump adviser Stone to testify in Russia meddling probe: lawyer

    Jerome Corsi, a contributor to conspiracy theory websites, is the latest among associates of Republican political adviser Roger Stone called to testify to a grand jury or be questioned by Mueller's prosecutors. In recent months, Stone has been the subject of scrutiny by Mueller's office. Investigators appear focused on Stone's contacts with WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, according to sources familiar with the interviews of the associates.