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...latest "killer app." Last year, cybersecurity took center stage as NSA leaker Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange headlined the lineup.This year top speakers will tackle how to bring ideas that might seem like science fiction...
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UK: No solution in sight to Assange standoff

...Thursday there was no swift end in sight to the diplomatic standoff with Ecuador over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.Assange, who is trying to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes allegations, has been sheltering...
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WikiLeaks founder tests limits of press

For better and for worse, Julian Assange pushes limits. In his work life and his sex life, he stands at the border dividing legal conduct from criminality, though it's...
A year of iPads, Betty, 'Glee,' multiple Palins

...FEY accepts her Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and she, too, thanks ... you betcha! December: Sorry, JULIAN ASSANGE: Facebook may be nearly 7 years old, but ZUCKERBERG, its 26-year-old CEO, is Time Magazine's Person of the...
Outside editorial: What to do about WikiLeaks the Los Angeles Times: U.S. officials reportedly are hoping to capitalize on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London this week by having him extradited to this country for criminal prosecution. Based on what is known about...
Disclosure without a cause

...and industrial secrets, and experts warn about cyber wars in the future. WikiLeaks has shown us what lies ahead. Julian Assange, the Australian founder of WikiLeaks, has gleefully announced that his next "megaleak" will target Bank of America...
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The Fifth Estate

Now Playing Synopsis: Bill Condon's thriller The Fifth Estate charts the creation of WikiLeaks by the ambitious and arguably ethically dubious Julian Assange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie opens with Assange hiring Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), a fellow tech whiz, to help him keep his new website operational. The site gave whistleblowers an entirely anonymous platform to share classified documents, and soon the pair find themselves in possession of information that will bring down a corrupt bank. As their power and influence grows, they must consider teaming with established media sources, especially when they are sent documents that would reveal ultra-sensitive state secrets from some of the world's most-powerful governments. The Fifth Estate screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Now Playing Synopsis: Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) takes the reins for this no-holds-barred look at one of the most unusual phenomena of early 21st century media. In 2006, an Iceland-based outfit called The Sunshine Press launched the website As run by Australian Internet activist Julian Assange, the site's mandate involved regularly publishing top-secret documents and covert information, often regarding governments and their respective military operations. As might be expected, this set off a firestorm between those who admired the organization's bravado and resourcefulness, and those who argued, not unjustly, that the dissemination of data regarding such events as the U.S. war in Afghanistan could put untold numbers of lives at risk. In We Steal Secrets, Gibney relays the story of the WikiLeaks website from the inside, and moves beyond black and white to penetrate a complex network of activity guided by courage and idealism but also allegedly guilty of ethical insensitivity and hypocrisy. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, James Ball Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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