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Julian Assange

Julian Assange Twitter account suspended

Julian Assange’s Twitter account vanished for around 12 hours

December 25th, 2017

Julian Assange’s personal Twitter account, @JulianAssange, has vanished from the platform. Users searching for his account this morning are met with an error page, indicating that the Wikileaks founder’s account has either been user-deleted, or suspended or banned by Twitter itself. The official Wikileaks Twitter account, which in the past has appeared to be directly …

Julian Assange

US Justice Department wants to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

April 20th, 2017

US authorities are taking steps to formally file charges against and arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to a new report from CNN. For the past few years, Assange has been residing inside of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. That, however, hasn’t stopped Assange and Wikileaks from leaking a wide array of confidential documents from …

WikiLeaks founder to run for Australian Senate

March 20th, 2012

WikiLeaks announced that its founder and leader Julian Assange is planning to run for a seat on the Australian Senate, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. Despite being under house arrest in England and facing sex crime allegations in Sweden, the group said it is possible for Assange to run. “We have discovered that it …

Wikileaks looks to move servers offshore to avoid prosecution

January 31st, 2012

In an attempt to evade U.S. prosecution, Julian Assange’s investors are said to be in the process of moving Wikileaks’s servers offshore, according to Fox News. Multiple unnamed sources spoke with the news network and said Assange’s financial backers have been going through the logistics of moving the servers to international waters. “They can keep …

Pro-WikiLeaks Amazon, Visa website hackers arrested

January 27th, 2011

An unaffiliated group of pro-WikiLeaks hackers calling itself “Anoymous” finds itself short a few member this evening as multiple alleged culprits were arrested on Thursday in the U.K. The BBC reports that five men were arrested in a series of raids, and they are being held in various locations across England. Allegations against the men …

Former No. 2 at WikiLeaks prepares to launch OpenLeaks

December 13th, 2010

French digital journalism monitor OWNI published an interview Monday with former right-hand man to Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Domscheit-Berg shot from anonymity to the spotlight recently when he announced that he was leaving WikiLeaks and launching a new project called OpenLeaks. “In these last months, the organization has not been open any more, it lost …

WikiLeaks supporters target Amazon.com with next cyberattack

December 9th, 2010

A global, ever-expanding team of hackers called “Anonymous” has announced its next target in a series of cyberattacks that have taken down multiple websites over the past few days. Among its targets were the websites of both Visa and Mastercard following news that the institutions would cease delivery of funds that had been donated to …