Julian Assange

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Julian Assange
Julian Assange August 2014.jpg
Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy, London (August 2014)
Born Julian Paul Assange
3 July 1971 (1971-07-03) (age 45)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Residence Embassy of Ecuador, London, United Kingdom
Nationality Australian
Alma mater Central Queensland University
University of Melbourne
Occupation Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks
Home town Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Julian Paul Assange (born 3 July 1971) is an Australian computer programmer, publisher and journalist. He spokesman and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, which is a website that posts news leaks. He started the website in 2006.[1] He was born in Townsville, Queensland. He also made a program called Rubberhose to hide secret information in a specific way that protects against torture.

Assange was the Readers' Choice for Time Person of the Year in 2010[2] after getting the most Internet votes. However, Mark Zuckerberg, who started Facebook, won the actual award.

In 2012, facing extradition to Sweden, he was granted political asylum by Ecuador and took refuge at the Embassy of Ecuador, London.

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