Julian Assange Case

Feb 3rd, 2012
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In a 2-4 page paper, critique the case of Julian Assange, who created the Web site Wikileaks. Is Assange a glorified hacker and threat to national and international security or is he a supporter for human rights and freedom of speech?

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Julian Assange CaseNameClassDateProfessorJulian Assange CaseJulian Assange is a computer programmer that has a genius IQ and a drive to fight for the underdog. Assange was born in Townsville, Australia to Christine and Brett Assange in 1971 but his parent divorced when he was young. Julian and his mother lived a gypsy life with Julian moving over 30 times during his childhood. When he was just a teenager his mother bought him a computer and he developed a love for computers. At the age of 20 Assange was arrested for hacking into the computers of Nortel, an Australian Telecommunication company and was only made to pay fines for his crime. After Assange dealt with his criminal charges he began pursuing an education at the University of Melbourne in Mathematics and computer programming. Instead of staying at the University, Assange dropped out for moral reasons. He objected to university students working on military projects. Years later in 2006 Assange began to develop his infamous computer program, WikiLeaks (Shubert, 2010). Assange has always been justice driven even from a young age. After exploring and understanding the web and its capabilities Assange established WikiLeaks which was designed to leak the secrets of large organizations and governments. Julian Assange used his hacking skills to gather data on Microsoft, the United Sates government, and many other organizations across the globe. Assange released a military manual on WikiLeaks giving

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