Julian Assange The Founder of WikiLeaks. By: Jennie Russell. Comp 1631, Winter 2011. Background:. Before he was 14 Julian and his mother had moved 30 times and for his school career he has been to 37 different schools and was sometimes home schooled
The Founder of
By: Jennie Russell
Comp 1631, Winter 2011
Assange was called “Australia’s most famous ethical computer hacker” by Personal Democracy Forum
first public internet service providers in Australia
1994 – he lived as a programmer and a developer of
1995 – Assange wrote the first free and open source
port scanner called strobe
1996 – he contributed multiple patches to the
1997- Assange did the research for the book
Underground : Tales of hacking,
Madness and Obsession on the
system. His original intentions for the system was for
it to be used “as a tool for human right workers who
needed to protect sensitive data in the field”.
Other software he either wrote or co-wrote through the years
are Usenet Catching software and Surfraw
1999 – Assange registered the domain leaks.org “but” he
says “then I didn’t know what to do with it”.
2003-2006 – Assange attended the University of Melbourne
where he pursued a Bachelor of Science. He
never graduated from university.
The media describe Assange as a founder or director of WikiLeaks but he has said that he doesn’t see himself as a founder but as an editor in chief. He has the final say on what gets posted on WikiLeaks.
The story getting the most press and that WikiLeaks is getting the most trouble from are the documents they released on the U.S.
2008 – WikiLeaks was awarded
the Economists Index on
2009 – WikiLeaks received the
Media award from
Amnesty International UK
2010 – He received the Sam
- He also received runner up
for the Person of the
Year in Time Magazine
2011 – He was awarded the
Sydney Peace Prize
Julian Assange has been called a hero, a villain, a martyr and a terrorist and many other things.
He has a lot of support for what he does but he also has people who think what he is doing could potentially hurt a lot of people.
The US want him to pay for all the stuff he has leaked about them but then other people say it is good he leaked this stuff.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Assange, Jilian. WikiLeaks, 2010
Jilian Assange: Whistleblower, TED Global. 2010
Jillian Assange, Wikipedia, 2011
Jillian Assange, The Man Behind WikiLeaks. Pro. Tanya Simon,
Howard L. rosenberg. CBS., 2011. 60 minutes
Jilian Assange: Why the World Needs WikiLeaks, TED Global., 2010