Julian Assange

Julian Paul Assange (born Julian Paul 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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  • Assange lawyer: US indictment would threaten press freedom
    AFP

    Assange lawyer: US indictment would threaten press freedom

    A lawyer for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned Friday that an apparent US indictment against him poses a grave threat to press freedom both inside the United States and internationally. The possible indictment suggested that Washington will seek Assange's extradition if he leaves Ecuador's embassy in London, where he took refuge in 2012 over fears he could be prosecuted for WikiLeaks's previous revelations of US national security secrets. "A criminal investigation into WikiLeaks sets a dangerous precedent for all the media... Everyone ought to be concerned about what this potential indictment means," lawyer Jennifer Robinson told the Democracy Now news program.

  • Cynthia Alksne: Assange could be indicted for hacking into election
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    Cynthia Alksne: Assange could be indicted for hacking into election

    Julian Assange will be charged according to mistakenly filed court documents, but it remains unclear what those charges will be, and how exactly they may relate to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Joy Reid and her panel discuss.

  • Pamela Anderson slams Scott Morrison for 'smutty and lewd' comments
    Daily Mail

    Pamela Anderson slams Scott Morrison for 'smutty and lewd' comments

    Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson has accused Scott Morrison of making 'smutty' and 'unnecessary' comments about her after she appealed to the prime minister to defend Julian Assange.  Earlier this month, the actress called for Mr Morrison to support the WikiLeaks founder, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for six years.   'Defend your friend and get Julian his passport back and take him back to Australia and be proud of him and throw him a parade when he gets home,' Anderson requested of Mr Morrison through the Nine Network's 60 Minutes. The prime minister later chuckled loudly in an interview after being asked if intended to heed the star's advice, before simply replying:

  • How Blackberry's buying of Cylance shows the company is getting serious about cybersecurity
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    How Blackberry's buying of Cylance shows the company is getting serious about cybersecurity

    Blackberry's $1.4 billion deal to acquire cybersecurity company Cylance cements the smartphone pioneer's pivot to an exclusive focus on cybersecurity. The Canadian company has made several other security acquisitions in recent years, but none as large as the Cylance deal announced on Friday. At over $1 billion, the move is a surprisingly large one, indicating the Blackberry will move further away from its devices, which still underpin a number of the company's existing enterprise security deals. Blackberry has made a rapid transition from a once-ubiquitous corporate smartphone provider, to a niche hardware player — and has become a nearly pure-play cybersecurity firm in less than five years.

  • Japan's Top Cybersecurity Official Has Never Used a Computer
    Wired News

    Japan's Top Cybersecurity Official Has Never Used a Computer

    The US refused to join a new global cybersecurity agreement this week—maybe because it was created by French president Emmanuel Macron, with whom President Trump isn't on great terms. On the same day, internet traffic that was supposed to route through Google's cloud servers instead went haywire, traveling through unplanned servers based in the likes of Russia and China. Hack? No, as Lily Hay Newman explains, though the cause was still worrisome. We also brought you the lowdown on how Darpa is preparing a Hail Mary plan to restart an electric grid in the case of a major infrastructure hack. We showed you how to get rid of old electronics without leaving your personal data on them. We explained

  • Pamela Anderson accuses 'smutty' Scott Morrison of abandoning Assange
    the Guardian

    Pamela Anderson accuses 'smutty' Scott Morrison of abandoning Assange

    Baywatch star questions whether Australian PM has 'strength and conviction' to bring WikiLeaks founder home Sat 17 Nov 2018 23.13 EST Last modified on Sat 17 Nov 2018 23.18 EST Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has penned a furious open letter to the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, calling him “smutty”, “lewd” and questioning his “strength and conviction”. Writing on the US website the Daily Beast, Anderson criticised Morrison's response to her calls for the government to help WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange return to Australia, accusing him of trivialising the issue. Anderson – a close friend of Assange's – appeared on 60 Minutes Australia earlier this month to urge Morrison to

  • Pamela Anderson: My Open Letter to Australian PM Scott Morrison on Julian Assange
    The Daily Beast

    Pamela Anderson: My Open Letter to Australian PM Scott Morrison on Julian Assange

    In the below open letter sent to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison today, Pamela Anderson urges the PM to help his fellow countryman, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.

  • Bombshell: Legal pressure on central Mueller probe figure Assange
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    Bombshell: Legal pressure on central Mueller probe figure Assange

    A slip up from a prosecutor reveals prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.