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Julian Assange in Norway, March 2010

Julian Assange (born 3 July 1971) is the spokesman and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, which is a website that posts news leaks. He started the website in 2006. He was born in Australia, but has lived in several different countries. He also made a program called Rubberhose to hide secret information in a specific way that protects against torture.

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