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Google's Schmidt says Assange detainment is 'luxury lodgings'

On the eve of the release of the WikiLeaks founder's new book, titled "When Google Met WikiLeaks," the Google executive chairman goes on the offensive.

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What next for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange?

The WikiLeaks founder has vowed to exit "soon" from a small pocket of Ecuador in Britain's capital, but little has changed diplomatically and legally that would spur his eventual release.

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Wikileaks' Julian Assange: I'm still here

Two years after he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, lawyers for the controversial Wikileaks honcho rally for another attempt to secure his freedom.

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In most-anticipated SXSW talk in years, Snowden fires up Austin

The former NSA contractor appeared at SXSW Interactive by teleconference. Despite being scheduled at the same time as "Girls" creator Lena Dunham, Snowden drew thousands eager to hear directly from him.

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Finally, Marvel's ready for you to hear its comics (scoop)

Marvel upgrades its subscription app with a long-promised smart soundtrack and DVD-style video commentary, after spending a year laying the foundation for a more multimedia-friendly comics reading experience.

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Assange: Critics got lucky because NSA had no PR strategy

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.

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Schmidt: Not even US gov't can get at Google user data

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt tells the crowd at South by Southwest that the company's efforts to secure its user data from attacks are now complete.

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Trailer for WikiLeaks movie 'The Fifth Estate' debuts online

The two-and-a-minute preview gives us our first real view of actor Benedict Cumberbatch channeling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Ep.1298: Where we're the last to leave

Jeff and Ariel are both away so it's up to Richard, Bridget, and me to kick off the week. We're all over the place today, from fireworks complaints, pulling a Houdini at parties, Google Glass Arrests, and the new Radioshack "concept stores."

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Snowden offered asylum in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Venezuela

After sending out dozens of asylum requests to countries around the world, it's looking like NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may be able to take up residence in Latin America.

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WikiLeaks: Where's Snowden? We're not saying

The U.S. government has had no success in its international efforts to secure the return of Edward Snowden for prosecution for leaking. It's not even clear what country he's in now.

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Whistle-blower update: Snowden lands in Moscow; WikiLeaker's Gmail searched

U.S. asks Hong Kong to extradite PRISM leaker Edward Snowden; Snowden departs Hong Kong for Moscow; a WikiLeaks volunteer had his Gmail account searched; and more.

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