Julian Assange

WikiLeaks releases documents chronicling the CIA’s hacking weapons

WikiLeaks has just released a huge publication of documents supposedly detailing the CIA’s hacking tools and malware, including attacks on smart TVs and methods for breaking encryption on mobile messaging apps.

WikiLeaks: Ecuador says it blocked Assange’s internet over U.S. election meddling

Ecuador said on Tuesday that it blocked Julian Assange's access to the internet because his WikiLeaks site is interfering with the U.S. election. Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012.

WikiLeaks’ Assange is still holed up in an embassy and now he’s had his internet access cut

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange is still holed up inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. But just as the whistleblowing site is in the middle of posting a bundle of new highly sensitive material, officials have suddenly blocked his access…

London cops end 24/7 watch of Julian Assange hideout, though he’ll likely stay put

If Julian Assange peers out from behind the curtain of his Ecuadorean Embassy hideout today, he'll notice that the cops who've been outside 24/7 for the last three years are no longer there. However, it doesn't mean they've given up hope of…

Assange’s inventive escape plans revealed in secret papers from Ecuadorean Embassy

Leaked papers detailing Julian Assange's life inside the Ecuadorean Embassy reveal a sometimes tense atmosphere, with talk of "clashes with embassy staff, concerns over Assange’s psychological health, and potential escape plans."
Emerging Tech

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange turns up on stage in Nantucket – as a hologram

When Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said back in August that he was planning to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy "soon," perhaps he was simply referring to a holographic version of himself.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange still in Ecuador’s embassy after 2 years, intends to leave ‘soon’

After two years cooped up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on assault allegations, Julian Assange told reporters on Monday he plans to leave the premises "soon." However, UK officials said he still faces…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is likely off the hook in the US

WikiLeaks founder Juilan Assange is likely off the hook – at least as far as the U.S. government is concerned. But he may still have legal trouble due to sexual assault charges in Sweden.
Movies & TV

‘The Fifth Estate’ whitewashes WikiLeaks’ nuance digging for a vanilla villain

Director Bill Condon’s ‘The Fifth Estate’ ignores the fascinating moral grey areas of its source material in favor of a black-and-white approach that portrays Julian Assange as just another bad guy.

WikiLeaks helping Edward Snowden in race to find ‘safe’ country, Ecuador likely destination

Edward Snowden is receiving assistance from the folks behind whistleblowing site WikiLeaks as he attempts to make it to a ‘safe’ country before the US intelligence agencies make it to him.

No way out: Julian Assange marks one year inside Ecuadorian embassy in UK

Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in central London for a year this week, with no obvious way out for the Australian-born WikiLeaks founder as he seeks to avoid the clutches of the Swedish and US authorities.

The ‘Star Wars’ filibuster, flying through Rio, and more in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best from around the Web in the past week, but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past seven…