Julian Assange

  • George Clooney takes girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, who is also WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer, on a wildlife safari 20-03-2014 10:49 AM

    Los Angeles: George Clooney has reportedly taken his new girlfriend, British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, to Tanzania for a wildlife safari. The couple were photographed out and about during their first trip together to the country amid rumours that they were dating, reported People magazine. They were first spotted together in...
  • Funny 'Assange endorsing things' meme pokes fun at BJP's embarrassment over WikiLeaks' 'incorruptible' comment 19-03-2014 12:19 PM

    This meme was begging to happen. After the Bharatiya Janata Party's embarrassment over a document that the party promoted as an endorsement by the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, categorically denied by WikiLeaks, standup comedian Utsav Chakraborty's 'Julian Assange endorsing things' meme was just too ripe to pass by.Wikileaks' categorical denial...
  • Edward Snowden, Julian Assange top bill at SXSW 2014 08-03-2014 01:11 PM

    Austin: 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. More than 30,000 people descend on...
  • Write your review: The 'Fifth Estate'

    Rajeev Masand says, the story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his mission to expose the dark secrets of governments and corporates ought to make...
  • 'The Fifth Estate' review: The film doesn't tell us anything we don't already know 25-10-2013 10:03 PM

    Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl Director: Bill Condon The story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his mission to expose the dark secrets of governments and corporates ought to make for a thrilling film. But The Fifth Estate, directed by Bill Condon, is a mostly dull affair. While Sherlock star...
  • Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch 10-10-2013 01:24 PM

    Los Angeles: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at...
  • WikiLeaks leaks 'Fifth Estate' script, blasts the film 20-09-2013 02:25 PM

    Los Angeles: WikiLeaks is not happy with the way its co-founder Julian Assange has been depicted in Bill Condon's upcoming movie 'The Fifth Estate' and they are letting the world know about it. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Assange in the movie. The whistleblowing organization released a lengthy memo detailing what they...
  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates 04-09-2013 11:16 AM

    Swedish police opened an investigation on Tuesday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged them to find out what happened to a suitcase he suspects was stolen from him in 2010 by intelligence agents as he travelled from Sweden to Germany. The suitcase contained three laptops that had WikiLeaks materials, including...
  • US Army judge to sentence WikiLeaks' Bradley Manning on Wednesday 21-08-2013 08:43 AM

    Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted of giving classified US files to WikiLeaks, will be told at 10 am EDT (1400 GMT) on Wednesday how much of his life will be spent in a military prison, a US Army spokesman said on Tuesday. The judge, Colonel Denise Lind, began deliberating Manning's...
  • US soldier Bradley Manning could break silence as WikiLeaks trial nears end 15-08-2013 02:37 AM

    Fort Meade: US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, convicted of providing a massive trove of secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest data breach in US history, could break a long silence on Wednesday as the sentencing phase of his court-martial ends. Manning, 25, faces up to 90 years...
  • US sets up intelligence surveillance technology review body 13-08-2013 06:27 AM

    The Obama administration on Monday launched a formal review of its electronic intelligence gathering that has come under widespread criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor. The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies will examine the technical and policy issues that arise from rapid advances in global...
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange condemns Manning verdict, Obama 31-07-2013 06:21 AM

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused President Barack Obama of "national security extremism" on Tuesday after an American military judge convicted Bradley Manning over the biggest leak of classified documents in US history. Praising Manning as "the most important journalistic source that the world has ever seen", Assange said the US...
  • Edward Snowden's father praises son in an open letter 03-07-2013 02:06 AM

    McLean: The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, frustrated by his inability to reach out directly to his son, wrote him an open letter on Tuesday praising him for "summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny". The letter was signed by Lon Snowden and his...
  • Snowden blames Obama for trying to block his efforts 02-07-2013 06:13 AM

    Washington: Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, charged with leaking secret US surveillance information, said the Obama administration was denying him his right to seek asylum, according to a statement released by the WikiLeaks organization on Monday. "It is being reported that after promising not to do so, the...
  • Wikileaks founder says Snowden information will keep getting published 01-07-2013 10:54 AM

    Washingon: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Sunday that Edward Snowden made sure that the information he took about US surveillance programs will continue to be published regardless of what happens to the former US spy agency contractor. Assange criticised the United States for revoking Snowden's passport and said it...
  • Snowden's fate is in the hands of Russia: Ecuador 01-07-2013 01:43 AM

    Portoviejo: Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Sunday the fate of former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is in the hands of the authorities in Russia, where he is holed up in hope of obtaining asylum in the South American nation. Correa said his government cannot begin considering asylum for...
  • Ecuador says decision on Snowden's asylum could take months 27-06-2013 06:55 AM

    Moscow: A former US spy agency contractor facing charges of espionage remained in hiding at a Moscow airport on Wednesday while the prospect grew of a protracted wrangle over his fate. Ecuador, where Edward Snowden has requested asylum, said a decision could take months and asked Washington to argue its...
  • Support for Snowden dips, but more Americans still see him as patriot 27-06-2013 05:51 AM

    Washington: Americans are still more likely to view Edward Snowden as a "patriot" than a "traitor," but public support for the former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of secret American surveillance programmes has fallen during the past week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. More than...
  • Assange defends Snowden as Kerry demands his return to US 25-06-2013 05:54 PM

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has defended US' controversial surveillance programme and has also demanded that whistleblower Edward Snowden is returned to the country to face the law. However, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has come out in defence of the NSA leaker. ...
  • WikiLeaks defies US to help leaker Edward Snowden 24-06-2013 08:12 AM

    London: WikiLeaks' decision to help US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden escape Washington's extradition attempts in Hong Kong has cemented the anti-secrecy group's reputation as a thorn in the side of the American and British governments. In comments likely to infuriate Washington, WikiLeaks said it was escorting Snowden to Ecuador and...
  • Snowden to seek asylum in Ecuador, says Wikileaks 24-06-2013 03:30 AM

    Washington: Admitted leaker Edward Snowden circled the globe in evasion of US authorities on Sunday, seeking asylum in Ecuador and leaving the Obama administration scrambling to determine its next step in what became a game of diplomatic cat-and-mouse. The former National Security Agency contractor and CIA technician fled Hong Kong...
  • Britain loyal to US in NSA leaker case: Julian Assange 15-06-2013 06:53 AM

    London: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday that Britain had prevented NSA leaker Edward Snowden from flying to London out of loyalty to its ally, the United States. In an interview given to Reuters and others ahead of the first anniversary of his seeking refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy...
  • Julian Assange praises whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he is a hero 11-06-2013 08:59 AM

    Julian Assange said Edward Snowden has exposed one of the biggest truths of this century that the US government is conducting mass surveillance. ...
  • Ecuador says UK violating human rights of Julian Assange 29-05-2013 07:13 AM

    Quito: Ecuador's foreign minister on Tuesday accused the British government of trampling on the human rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador, which granted him political asylum almost a year ago. Assange, 41, took refuge in Ecuador's tiny embassy in London June...
  • WikiLeaks claims victory in Iceland court case 25-04-2013 06:54 AM

    London: WikiLeaks has said it has secured a victory in Iceland's Supreme Court against the financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard on donations for the secret-spilling site. Visa and MasterCard were among half a dozen major US financial firms to pull the plug on WikiLeaks following its decision to...
  • Cables released by WikiLeaks were accessed 'legitimately' 09-04-2013 12:15 PM

    Washington: Unlike in the past, the latest tranche of secret US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have not been leaked, but have been "legitimately obtained from a US government web site" and released in a user-friendly searchable format. These diplomatic cables about 1.7 million from the period of 1973-76 -...
  • WikiLeaks haunts Congress, Opposition seeks answers 08-04-2013 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: WikiLeaks returned to haunt the Congress party on Monday which trashed reports claiming that Rajiv Gandhi was a middleman for a Swedish aircraft company before entering politics but the Opposition demanded that the "truth" be made public. The Congress made it clear that the reports had no basis...
  • Swedish judges says Assange allegations 'a mess' 03-04-2013 11:28 PM

    Adelaide: A senior Swedish judge has described the sex crime allegations in his country against fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as "a mess." In a speech at Australia's University of Adelaide on Wednesday, Justice Stefan Lindskog, chairman of the Supreme Court of Sweden, listed legal obstacles to extraditing the 41-year-old...