WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in new US indictment

Washington: The US Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with receiving and publishing classified information. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in custody in the UK.Credit:AP The charges are contained in an 18-count indictment announced Thursday. The new charges go far beyond an initial indictment against Assange made public last month that accused him of conspiring with former Army […]

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Ecuador says hacking attempts doubled after it ended Assange asylum

QUITO (Reuters) – Hacking attempts on Ecuadorean government institutions have doubled since the country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s asylum at its London embassy last week, an official said on Monday. Telecommunications Vice Minister Patricio Real told reporters the websites for the country’s presidency, central bank and foreign ministry, among others, has received 40 million hacking attempts per day since […]

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UK judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Judge rules it remains in public interest to enforce UK warrant against WikiLeaks founder for breach of bail conditions. A judge has upheld a UK arrest warrant for Julian Assange, saying the WikiLeaks founder should have the courage to face the consequences of breaking the law. The decision on Tuesday means the 46-year-old Australian could still be arrested if he left Ecuador’s […]

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What is WikiLeaks and what are some of its biggest leaks? From Chelsea Manning's cables to Emmanuel Macron's hacked emails

Here's the lowdown on its most shocking and embarrassing leaks from Chelsea Manning's Iraq files to Emmanuel Macron's leaked emails. What is Wikileaks? Wikileaks was set up in 2006 as an anti-secrecy organisation to allow whistleblowers to release information anonymously. By 2015, the WikiLeaks website had published more than ten million documents including some classified as top secret. The organisation […]

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Ecuador leader calls Julian Assange a 'problem'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has strained the patience of his hosts since taking up the offer of asylum in 2012. Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an “inherited problem” that has created “more than a nuisance” for his government. Earlier this month, Ecuador announced it had granted citizenship to Assange, in an unsuccessful attempt to […]

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Julian Assange Could Face Prison In U.S. After ‘Imminent’ Removal From Ecuadorian Embassy In London

If extradited, Australian could face tampering charges for WikiLeaks collusion with Russians during 2016 election cycle. According to Business Insider, a source told the Times of London that Julian Assange faces “imminent expulsion” from the Ecuadorian embassy there. Assange, 47, has been living at the embassy since 2012 when he lost an appeal against extradition to Sweden for questioning. Assange […]

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