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Julian Assange offers to hand himself in, if U.S. pardons Manning

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent the last four years living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, has pledged to hand himself over to the U.S. authorities, but on one condition: that President Obama grant clemency to imprisoned document leaker, Chelsea Manning. Manning, formerly known as Bradley, was a …

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UK government denies Julian Assange hospital visit

The case of Julian Assange is a strange one. The Wikileaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over three years now, hiding out from police that want to deport him to Sweden for an alleged sexual assault; though it is suspected he would then …

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Wikileaks documents show US spied on French presidents

Apparently not content with snooping on the smartphone of the German chancellor Angela Merkel, the NSA also spent over half a decade spying on the last three French presidents, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande between 2006 and 2012, according to some newly leaked Wikileaks documents. Titled, “Espionnage Élysée”, they show …

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Google gave Wikileaks staffer emails to US government

One of the worst parts of the Edward Snowden revelations back in 2013, was that they explained how it was possible for the US and other governments to force companies to hand over information on their customers without telling anyone. And that’s exactly what looks to have happened in the …

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NZ PM denies mass surveillance, admits some data gathering

Following on from Kim Dotcom’s “Moment of Truth,” event held earlier this week, where Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Glen Greenwald, all accused New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key of being complicit in his intelligence agency (GCSB) spying on New Zealand citizens, the PM has made a statement to the …

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Julian Assange to run for Australian Senate

WikiLeaks’ founder and leader, Julian Assange, is reportedly planning to run for a seat in the Australian Senate next year. However Assange is currently being held in England on bail ahead of a possible extradition to Sweden over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women. “We have discovered that it …

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Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. Assange has been battling the possibility of extradition since he was arrested and bailed in December. He has always said he was not guilty of these charges, made against him by two …

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Assange extradition ruling this morning

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will discover later today if he is to be extradited to Sweden for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations, made by two women. At 10.30 GMT this morning, Assange will be on trial at the Belmarsh Magistrates Court, with senior district Judge Howard Riddle ruling …

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Wikileaks Assange dressed as woman to evade gov spooks

Wikileaks Julian Assange was so wary of government spooks that he resorted to travelling, disguised as a woman, according to a profile published on the Guardian. ‘You can’t imagine how ridiculous it was,’ said James Ball, a one-time volunteer for WikiLeaks. ‘He’d stayed dressed up as an old woman for …

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Wikileaks Julian Assange charged in US with ‘treason’

Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks has been accused of treason by a Florida resident who is seeking damages for ‘distress’ caused by the site’s revelations about the US government. The unhappy chap, otherwise known as David Pitchford, is a trailer park resident in Florida and he names Assange …

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Wikileaks app banned on Apple store: next on hack hitlist?

Apple are living dangerously, by recently banning the Wikileaks application from their store. Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ are currently targeting any company who are cutting support from Wikileaks, and we would expect Apple to be next on their hitlist. Apple have banned the iPhone and iPad application designed to give people …

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Swedish prosecutor website gets hacked

‘Anonymous’ are clearly proving the critics wrong, having been branded by other groups as a bunch of script kiddies. They have managed to hack and take down the Swedish Prosecution Authorities website – the organisation  set on going after WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange. The attack by Anonymous caused the site …

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