The internet is buzzing after the Panama Paper’s secret was revealed. The Panama Papers exposed the efforts the world’s wealthiest people, including more than a dozen world leaders, take to hide their earnings from tax authorities.
This secret was revealed by Wikileaks. It took to Twitter to criticize what the organization describes as the continued “censorship” of the Panama Papers archive by the organizations and reporters who control the contents of the leak.
The massive archive of 2.6 terabytes of financial data leaked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca is controlled by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and hundreds of journalists who have been selected to write about the archive’s contents.
So know few facts about the co founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange who have revealed many more such things.
A movie about Wikileaks is released called The Fifth Estate.
He got married when he was 18 and has a son.
In 1991 he hacked into the computer system of Canadian company Nortel.
He is known to communicate with friends via encrypted cell phones.
He says he practices “Scientific Journalism”. Just as scientists provide raw data with their analysis, he provides sources for people to make their own decisions.
Some higher ups are calling for Wikileaks to be labeled a terrorist organization
As a teenager he co-wrote Underground: Tales of Hacking
He’s been thrown out of people’s houses due to fear that the CIA would come knocking.
In an effort to raise money for WikiLeaks, Assange has entertained some famous people while at the embassy.
For most of his life he had no home but spends much time in Sweden.
He was confined at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for 1 year.
For the first two months consul Fidel Narvaez slept there to protect Assange from police hostilities.
He averaged a D and dropped out to focus on WikiLeaks.
He started a bachelor of science degree at Central Queensland University focusing on math.
He moved over 50 times as a child and has been into 37 different schools
At 16 he began hacking under the name Mendax, meaning nobly truthful.
He’s been threatened by the Church of Scientology, the President of Kenya, Russian off-shore stem-cell centers, the Pentagon, and nearly everyone else.
And now the attorney general Jeff Sessions has said that the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a “priority” for the US.