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  • Fugitive WikLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks via Skype at the South By SouthWest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Assange's appearance underscores the increasing attention that the technology industry is paying to issues of online privacy, security and surveillance. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

    WikiLeaks' Assange talks NSA, hints at more leaks

    Speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his living situation is a bit like prison - with a more lenient visitor policy.

  • Snowden, Assange top bill at Texas tech gathering

    Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what's on the minds of the tech industry's thinkers, leaders and tinkerers, it's a good idea to head to Austin, Texas, rather than Silicon Valley this time of the year.

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has political aspirations in Australia. Will voters Down Under see through the WikiLeaks Party's facade and vote against Mr. Assange? It's hard to say.
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    Wikileaks' Assange: Obama's snooping speech 'embarrassing'

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Friday it is clear that President Obama would not have unveiled his new spying reforms had it not been for leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers, calling Mr. Obama's address on the controversy "embarrassing."

  • Director Bill Condon, left, with actor Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of "The Fifth Estate." (AP Photo/Dreamworks Pictures,  Frank Connor)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Fifth Estate'

    Like so many movies inspired by recent history, “The Fifth Estate” doesn’t reveal so much as it restates. It’s a condensed-for-drama highlight reel that covers Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s rise from lonely hacker activist to media sensation and global governmental irritant.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, left, with Daniel Bruhl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg in the WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate." (AP Photo/ Frank Connor, File)

    'The Fifth Estate': Biopic about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to open Toronto Film Festival

    Opening this year’s festival on Thursday is the premiere of Bill Condon’s dramatization of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, “The Fifth Estate” — a film with which Mr. Assange refused to cooperate and which he has called “a massive propaganda attack.”

  • ** FILE ** Actor James Woods (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange meets Ron Paul

    Yes, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange still has asylum inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he has resided for more than a year. That hasn't stopped him from staging news conferences, issuing statements and making broadcast appearances — so many that Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa reportedly has sent Mr. Assange a letter requesting that he stop using the embassy as a backdrop while making fun of politicians in Australia, the whistleblowing activist's home turf.

  • ** FILE ** Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, makes a statement from a balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange trips investigation of U.S. intelligence in Europe

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a formal complaint with Swedish authorities, asking for an investigation into U.S. intelligence operations in Europe and alleging his background was wrongfully vetted by FBI agents.

  • Julian Assange (Associated Press)

    Time magazine's Michael Grunwald tweets for drone strike on WikiLeaks' Assange

    Time magazine's senior national correspondent Michael Grunwald came under fire Saturday night for a tweet in support of a drone strike on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a comment that he deleted soon after WikiLeaks called for Mr. Grunwald's resignation.

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Julian Assange, Edward Snowden promise more secrets will be revealed

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Sunday that Edward Snowden — the former National Security Agency and CIA contractor still holed up in a Moscow airport after leaking classified national security information to media outlets — has more secrets to reveal and that there's nothing the U.S. government can do to stop him.

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