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Wikileaks flick ‘Fifth Estate’ heads list of 2013 movie turkeys

WikiLeaks drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch records worst takings-to-budget ratio in past year, says Forbes WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, has been named the year’s biggest movie turkey by experts at financial magazine Forbes. Bill Condon’s film about the early years of the whistleblowing site…

Ecuador threatens to sue Britain over asylum for Julian Assange

Ecuador threatened Friday to sue Britain in international venues over the status of Julian Assange if it rejects a proposal to submit the matter to a bilateral commission. The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy in August 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning in two sexual…

Julian Assange rips the movie about him as a ‘geriatric snoozefest’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Thursday renewed his attack on a film about the whistleblowing website, calling it a “geriatric snoozefest” as he released a letter written to its star Benedict Cumberbatch. The Australian hacker, who has been holed up at the Ecuadoran embassy in London after claiming asylum a year…

How the U.S. government inadvertently created Wikileaks

I was in Germany for Chaos Congress 2009, a hacker conference, and after attending a series of talks I was headed back to my hotel when I spotted Julian Assange. This predated my working as a project manager at DARPA…  …

Benedict Cumberbatch: Assange tried to talk me out of WikiLeaks film

Actor who plays WikiLeaks founder in The Fifth Estate says he received long email plea day before filming began Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed details of his email exchanges with Julian Assange about the new WikiLeaks film, including Assange’s plea for him not to take part in the movie, sent the…

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa leader rebukes Wikileaks’ Julian Assange for mocking Australian politicians

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa on Friday chastized WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for making fun of Australian politicians in a video shot at his place of refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy. “We have sent him a letter: he can campaign politically, but without making fun of Australian politicians. We are not…

Watch: Mullet sporting Julian Assange stars in ‘Rap News’ parody video

The latest episode of the Australian-based YouTube video series “Juice Raps News” features WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange singing his own version of an 1980′s rock song. Hugo Farrant and Giordano Nanni are the two men behind Juice Rap News. In a joint statement, they explained that Nanni shot the video…

WikiLeaks Party in crisis over lack of transparency and support for far-right politicians

Julian Assange on Thursday took responsibility for the resignation of a key candidate from his WikiLeaks Party running in Australian elections, blaming his focus on Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. The fledgling party is in crisis after its number two candidate for the Australian Senate behind Assange, ethicist Leslie Cannold,…

Cenk Uygur calls out TIME magazine reporter for supporting drone strike on Julian Assange

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Monday blasted a TIME magazine reporter who said he couldn’t “wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Michael Grunwald made the comment Saturday on Twitter, sparking a huge backlash. Grunwald later deleted the message…

Julian Assange: Obama ‘validated’ Snowden as a whistleblower

(Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called President Barack Obama’s announcement of plans to limit sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs a victory of sorts for fugitive former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. “Today, the President of the United States validated Edward Snowden’s role as a whistleblower by announcing plans…

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