Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 29. Chapters: Bruce Schneier, John Gilmore, Cypherpunk, Ryan Lackey, Phil Zimmermann, Len Sassaman, Lance Cottrell, Julian Assange, Jim Bell, Mark Shuttleworth, Duncan Campbell, Bram Cohen, Cryptome, Rop Gonggrijp, Sameer Parekh, Sean Hastings, Peter Gutmann, Ian Goldberg, Vipul Ved Prakash, Timothy C. May, Jude Milhon, Steven M. Bellovin, Matt Blaze, Peter Junger, Paul Kocher, Ivan Krsti , Adam Back, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn, Peter Wayner, Phil Karn, Ben Laurie, Nikita Borisov, Hal Finney, Jon Callas, Matt Curtin, Eric Blossom, Brian LaMacchia. Excerpt: Julian Paul Assange ( ; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian publisher, journalist, computer programmer and Internet activist. He is the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website and conduit for worldwide news leaks, with the stated purpose of creating open governments. Assange was a hacker in his youth, before becoming a computer programmer. He has lived in several countries and has made public appearances in many parts of the world to speak about freedom of the press, censorship and investigative journalism. Assange serves on the WikiLeaks advisory board. WikiLeaks has published material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya, toxic waste dumping in Côte d'Ivoire, Church of Scientology manuals, Guantanamo Bay procedures, and banks such as Kaupthing and Julius Baer. In 2010, WikiLeaks published Iraq War documents and Afghan War documents about American involvement in the wars, some of which was classified material. On 28 November 2010, WikiLeaks and its five international print media partners (Der Spiegel, The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian and El País) began publishing U.S. diplomatic cables. Assange received a number of awards and nominations, including the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award for publishing material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya and Readers' Choice for TIME magazine's 2010 Person of the Year. Assange appealed a February 2011 decision by English courts to extradite him to Sweden for questioning in relation to a sexual assault investigation. He said the allegations of wrongdoing are "without basis". A two-day High Court hearing is scheduled to start on 12 July; he remains on bail. Assange was born in Townsville, Queensland, and spent much of his youth living on Magnetic Island. His biological father was John Shipton, and his mother Christine was the daughter of Scottish-born principal of Northern Rivers College, Warren Hawkins. When Julian was one year old, Christine married theatre director Brett Assange, who gave him h
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