Google took almost three years to disclose to the open information group WikiLeaks that it had handed over emails and other digital data belonging to three of its staffers to the US government, under a secret search warrant issued by a federal judge.
A former Julius Baer banker found guilty on Monday of breaching Swiss banking secrecy laws by handing over data about offshore clients to WikiLeaks will avoid jail time.
Rudolf Elmer, the former employee of Julius Baer, accused of revealing details of client accounts via WikiLeaks, collapsed about two hours after he went on trial in Zurich Wednesday on charges of violating Switzerland’s bank secrecy laws.
Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose high-profile portrayal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is generating Oscar buzz, has launched a defence of the man he plays in new movie The Fifth Estate.
Alex Gibney's film about WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning is a thorough and decently intentioned work, though it accepts a little too glibly the more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger line against Assange: that he is a fascinating radical who simply became a paranoid authoritarian.
Had things worked out differently, Alex Gibney and Julian Assange could have been soulmates – instead, they've ended up more as enemies.