Though the WikiLeaks founder and critics like Edward Snowden were forced into exile, they took advantage of the previously-silent NSA's lack of experience at spinning public opinion, Assange told SXSW.
Devil or martyr? For Julian Assange, it appears there's no easy answer. The WikiLeaks founder has spent six months holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fearing the moment he steps outside he'll be arrested and deported to Sweden.
In a poetic touch, Benedict Cumberbatch, a TV Sherlock, will play Julian Assange in "The Fifth Estate," a DreamWorks Movie about the good ship WikiLeaks and all who sailed in her.
The WikiLeaks editor can be extradited to Sweden under a European arrest warrant to face sex crime-related charges.
Julian Assange, the public face of WikiLeaks, loses his appeal in case involving charges of sexual assault and must go to Sweden to face questioning.
The WikiLeaks founder is running for the senate in Victoria as the lead candidate of his WikiLeaks Party, says a report in The Age. Assange is currently in political asylum in Ecuador.
An unidentified group of hackers wages several denial-of-service attacks on Swedish government Web sites in a show of solidarity with the WikiLeaks founder.
Speaking to the public from Ecuador's embassy in London, Julian Assange calls for the U.S. to cease its "witch-hunt" against WikiLeaks and to not prosecute its staff and its supporters.
The embattled Assange is at the center of a diplomatic standoff in London. It's the latest twist in a saga over a legal case in Sweden, with undertones of potential espionage charges in the U.S.
WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange will reportedly receive asylum from the Ecuadorean government, according to a U.K. newspaper. But the country's president takes to Twitter to say no decision has been made.