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Who is Julian Assange ? Know him......

The talk of the internet right now is Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder. All started noting him after the release of some million classified, unclassified US diplomatic chats to the world letting out the inside talk of US diplomatic officials.

Now, most of us would like to know more about Julian Assange including me, so with some net search here is what i got to know about Assange.

Julian Assange, (Australian journalist,publisher,hacker and Internet activist) was born in Townsville, Australia, in July 3rd 1971, spent his youth life in Magnetic Island.

Assange's mother runs a puppet theatre which travelled frequently. Julian's stepfather, Brett Assange, told the press that Julian was, "A bright boy with a keen sense of right and wrong. He always stood up for the underdog with his school friends, he was always very angry about people ganging up on other people."

At the age of 16, Assange began hacking under the name "Mendax", formed a group with two others, named as the International Subversives. Assange wrote down the early rules of the subculture: "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".

His Ideal reflects to us via Wikileaks. Awesome man.... :)

Assange studied physics, mathematics, philosophy and neuroscience. Attended many universities which includes University of Melbourne, where he studied mathematics and physics. He involved himself in starting one of the first public internet service providers in Australia, Suburbia Public Access Network, wrote Strobe, the first free and open source port scanner. He co-invented the Rubberhose deniable encryption system for linux.

In 1995 he was arrested and pleaded guilty to hacking. He was fined, but avoided prison on condition he did not reoffend.

Assange had a son, named Dainel with his girlfriend in 1989 but got separated after the 1991 police raid. In 1999, Assange registered the domain; "But", he says, "then I didn't do anything with it."

Assange won the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award for publishing material about extrajudicial killings in Kenya. Other awards includes Economist Freedom of Expression Award (2008),Sam Adams Award (2010) and now leads Time Magazine Person of the Year poll.

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