Julian Assange Net Worth, Biography

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Julian Assange Biography

Julian Assange was born on 3 July 1971 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Assange is an Australian journalist, publisher, and Internet activist. He is the spokesperson and editor in chief for WikiLeaks which was founded in 2006.

He has worked as a computer programmer and was a hacker during his youth. He has lived in several countries, and has made occasional public appearances to speak about freedom of the press, censorship, and investigative journalism.

He has published material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya, toxic waste dumping in Africa, Church of Scientology manuals, Guantanamo Bay procedures, and banks such as Kaupthing and Julius Baer. In 2010, he published classified details about US involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and its five media partners began publishing secret US diplomatic cables

In 1987, after turning 16, Assange began hacking under the name "Mendax". He and two other hackers joined to form a group which they named the International Subversives. Assange has wrote some rule regarding hacking which were “Don’t damage computer systems you break into (including crashing them); don’t change the information in those systems (except for altering logs to cover your tracks); and share information” In 1992, he pleaded guilty to 24 charges of hacking and was released on bond for good conduct after being fined AU$ 2100

In response to the hacking, the Australian Federal Police raided his Melbourne home in 1991. He was reported to have accessed computers belonging to an Australian university, the Canadian telecommunications company Nortel, , the USAF 7th Command Group in the Pentagon and other organizations, via modem.

In 1993, Assange was involved in starting one of the first public internet service providers in Australia, Suburbia Public Access Network. Starting in 1994, Assange lived in Melbourne as a programmer and a developer of free software

From 2003 to 2006, Assange studied physics and mathematics at the University of Melbourne. He has also studied philosophy and neuroscience. He never graduated and received the minimum passing grades in most of his math courses.

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