Latest Julian Assange Stories

2011-02-10 11:56:57

Would-be leakers, activists and journalists who have worked with the site say that WikiLeak's ability to receive new leaks has been crippled after a disaffected programmer unplugged a component which guaranteed anonymity. A source familiar with the contents of a new book told Reuters that the details of the breakdown are contained in the book, penned by estranged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange collaborator Daniel Domscheit-Berg which is due to be published on Friday. The source familiar...

2011-02-07 06:20:00

A London court will be the showdown location for the computer hacker turned secrets leaker Julian Assange who Sweden wants to extradite to face sex crimes allegations. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder and his entourage of lawyers, supporters, protesters and journalists will be present for a two-day hearing that begins Monday to decide Assange's legal fate, AP reports. It will also keep the spotlight away from WikiLeaks' revelations and on its opinion-dividing front man. Assange is accused of...

2011-01-31 09:00:00

In an interview with the CBS News television program 60 Minutes on Sunday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied that his website was working to sabotage the US government and compared the work that he and his colleagues do to that of the nation's founding fathers. Speaking with 60 Minutes Correspondent Steve Kroft while under house arrest in Great Britain, the 39-year-old Assange said that the American government "does not have the technology" to take Wikileaks down, but added that he and...

2011-01-17 09:56:33

A former bank executive, who says he wanted to expose tax evasion by some of the world's richest and most famous people, has handed over two CDs worth of documents to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for publication on the controversial website. Rudolf Elmer, a former executive at Julius Baer Bank, gave the CDs to Assange during a press conference at London's Frontline Club, on Monday, according to reports by the UK newspaper The Independent. BBC News said that Elmer, who was fired by the...

2011-01-14 06:00:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in comments published on Thursday, has attacked China calling it the "technological enemy" of the whistleblower website because of its aggressive Internet censorship. China, with its wide-reaching Internet censorship system commonly referred to as the "Great Firewall of China," is the site's most feared enemy in cyberspace, Assange told Britain's new Statesman magazine. Although, Assange, who has enraged the United States with his site's release of leaked...

2011-01-12 15:05:00

MONTREAL/>, Jan. 12/> /PRNewswire/ - KRMC dba Cogito Media Group (OTCBB: KRMC.OB) will be releasing the first-to-be announced unauthorized biography in Spring 2011 of the most talked about man in the world: Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Authors Sophie Radermecker and Valerie Guichaoua will provide audiences around the world with exclusive, never-before-revealed findings from an in-depth investigation of Julian Assange, of the WikiLeaks organization and of their highly...

2011-01-11 09:10:00

WikiLeaks will begin publishing confidential US government information, including embassy cables, more frequently, according to comments made by the website's founder on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters outside of a London courthouse, where he and his legal team were appearing for a procedural hearing regarding his possible extradition to Sweden to face sex crime charges, 39-year-old Julian Assange vowed that he and his team were "stepping up" their publishing schedule, and that they would be...

2011-01-10 07:49:06

The North Atlantic nation of Iceland has formally asked the American Ambassador to Iceland, Luis E. Arreaga, to answer questions as to why US investigators are attempting to access the private details of the online activity of an Icelandic lawmaker. Building a case against Wikileaks by the US Justice Department, a court order was obtained to examine records and data posted on Twitter Inc. by Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir who sits on the country's Foreign Affairs Committee....

2011-01-09 08:07:11

The federal government's investigation into WikiLeaks intensified after a federal judge approved a subpoena to Twitter ordering the popular messaging service to provide investigators all the data they have on five WikiLeaks activists.The move is further evidence of the Obama administration's determination to build a criminal case against WikiLeaks.The subpoena, ordered by a U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia, demands that Twitter disclose details about the accounts of WikiLeaks...

2010-12-17 06:15:00

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was released on bail from a British jail on Thursday, following an anxious scramble to obtain the money and signatures needed to set him free. The 39-year-old Australian, who had surrendered to British authorities on Dec. 7, proclaimed his innocence and vowed to continue his work in exposing official secrets. Assange will now be confined to a supporter's 600-acre estate, and will have to observe a curfew, wear an electronic tag and report in person to police...

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