His father John Shipton was an antiwar activist and his mother Christine Ann Hawkins was a visual artist. This couple was separated before his birth and Julian Assange never met his father until he was 25 years old. That’s interesting!
He spends most of the time of his childhood in moving and shifting. He moves over 50 times in his childhood and attended 37 different schools. His early childhood was spending on abandoned pineapple farm, which was very adventurous for him.
His mother was not in a favor of formal schooling system and she believed it will affect the curiosity and creativity of her child.
He was a co-writer of well-known book underground: tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier, in his teenage.
He got married in his teenage with Teresa and when he was only 18 years old become a father of a son named Daniel Assange, who is now a software designer. Julian after separating with his wife raise his son as a single father over the difficult period of 14 years, now after a lengthy court fight he gains the custody of the child. Most of the time he lives in Sweden.
In his teens he was very expert in hacking and was famously known as the Robin Hood of Hacking when he was only 16 years old.
His personality is famous for argumentative, self-centered and paranoid as well. Although he is very well-mannered and kind with everyone especially with kids. He is also famous for lack of hygiene and personal care. He was also kept in the confinement by the Metropolitan Police in London’s Ecuadorian embassy for almost one year. Other than that the Fidel Narvaez, the consul slept with him in the embassy to make sure that police don’t apply any violence on him for the two initial months of his confinement. This also helps to make a diplomatic presence for keeping away violence on him.
Famous for his approach and influencing abilities many people believe that he is very good at convincing people that is why once when he was in Sweden, he was thrown out of the house owned by a lady. She believed keeping him will also lead CIA to reach him.
Many people believe that the WikiLeaks is performing a terrorist activity by provoking people against the government activities and agendas; therefore, many conspiracies have been planned and executed to take it down as well as Julian Assange.
Due to the life threat he usually travels by false name and does the cash transaction. He also believes that the internet has become a very harmful threat to the human civilization. He himself receive many treats which are includes encrypted calls, emails, and messages. Therefore he believes that the internet has been used as a speeding the propaganda and conspiracies than a constructive tool for youth.
He wrote a book called Julian Assange: the unauthorized Autobiography, in which he defines journalism, is different from the investigative journalism, which extracts the reality from the journalism and it is very powerful as well.
Julian Paul Assange was born on 3 July 1971, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. His parents, Christine Ann, a visual artist, and John Shipton, an anti-war activist and builder, had separated before Julian was born.
His mother married Richard Brett Assange when Julian was a year old. Richard was an actor who ran a small theatre company. The couple ran theatrical productions together and travelled frequently, taking Julian with them. He had lived in over 30 different towns and attended as many schools by the time he was in his mid-teens.
He developed a passion for computers and discovered that he was really skilled at hacking and breaking into computer systems. He began hacking under the name Mendax in 1987. Along with two of his friends he formed an ethical hacking group.
During this time he hacked into several U.S. Department of Defense facilities, the U.S. Navy, NASA, and Australia’s Overseas Telecommunications Commission. He also hacked the websites of several prominent corporations and institutions like Citibank, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Panasonic, Xerox, the Australian National University, La Trobe University, and Stanford University.
His hacking activities came to light in the early 1990s and he was eventually charged with 31 counts of hacking related crimes in 1994. He pleaded guilty to 25 charges in 1996 and got away with a fine.
He studied programming, mathematics, and physics at Central Queensland University and graduated in 1994.
2008, The Economist New Media Award
2009, Amnesty International UK Media Awards
2010, TIME Person of the Year, Reader’s Choice
2010, Sam Adams Award
2011, Free Dacia Award
2011, Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal
2011, Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism
2011, Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism
2011, Voltaire Award for Free Speech
2012, Big Brother Awards Hero of Privacy
2013, Global Exchange Human Rights Award, People’s Choice
2013, Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts
2013, New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films Silver World Medal
2014, Union of Journalists in Kazakhstan Top Prize
He attended many schools including Goolmangar Primary School in New South Wales (1979–1983) and Townsville State High School, as well as being schooled at home. He studied programming, mathematics, and physics at Central Queensland University (1994) and the University of Melbourne (2003–2006), but did not complete a degree.
He embarked on a career as a programmer and software developer. In 1994 he started working on the Transmission Control Protocol scanner strobe.c which was completed in 1995. During this time he also worked on the open-source database PostgreSQL, Usenet caching software NNTPCache and the Rubberhose deniable encryption system.
He spent three years as a researcher working with the academic, Suelette Dreyfus, who was researching on the subversive side of the internet. Their intensive research culminated in the publication of ‘Underground’ (1997), a book about Australian hackers that became a bestseller in the computing fraternity.
Assange registered the domain leaks.org in 1999 and publicized a patent granted to the National Security Agency in August 1999 for voice-data harvesting technology. He felt that the common man should be concerned about the patent as it meant that everyone’s overseas phone calls could be tapped by foreign spy agencies.
He enrolled at the University of Melbourne to study mathematics in 2003 but dropped out without completing his degree in 2006.
In 2006, he began working on WikiLeaks, a website intended to share secret information and news leaks on an international scale. The site was officially launched in 2007. Assange ran the site from Sweden, leveraging the country’s strong laws protecting a person’s anonymity.
Over the next few years Assange travelled extensively all over the world visiting countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. During this time WikiLeaks released a U.S. military manual that provided detailed information on the Guantanamo detention center and shared emails from the vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin.
Even though his initial reports generated some curiosity, he gained international attention in 2010 when WikiLeaks started publishing documents sent by Chelsea Manning. The Manning material included the Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and the Guantánamo files (April 2011).
After the publishing of the Manning material, U.S. authorities began investigating WikiLeaks and Assange. During this time the Swedish police was also interrogating him in connection with two sexual assault cases and a European Arrest Warrant was issued by Swedish authorities. Assange turned himself in to the London police.
He spent several months in house arrest in London and in June 2012 he sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London and was granted political asylum by the Ecuadorean government.
Julian Paul Assange, Mendax
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Christine Ann Hawkins
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