Julian Assange

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He fears being extradited to the United States for having published a huge cache of US diplomatic and military secrets.  File photograph: Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is considering an offer to appear before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to discuss alleged Russian in(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a meeting  in Helsinki, on Monday. Photgraph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Misery loves company. Under Vladimir Putin, Russian democracy has become a miserable fig leaf for kleptocratic and authoritarian rule. Putin has been (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg,  the company’s partnerships and  marketing vice president Dan Rose  and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg: Channel 4’s “Dispatches” report  helped  explain why so much appalling content  is still featured and shared on the  site. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

It hasn’t been a good week for the overlords of the internet. On Tuesday, Facebook was exposed by the Channel 4 Dispatches programme for flouting its(...)

Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “Rather than reporting Russia’s offer to meddle in a US election, the Trump campaign welcomed Russia’s help.” Photograph:  EPA/Justin Lane

US president Donald Trump’s legal challenges continued to mount on Friday as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sued the Trump campaign in a fede(...)

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie  who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, in London, on March 12th, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Hilary Osborne takes a closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested. (...)

On the set of ‘Peter Rabbit’

If you go to see the new Peter Rabbit film (and there are reasons to do so) you will catch a three-second shot of Domhnall Gleeson running down Hans C(...)

When people cease to be impressed by your material possessions, looks and charity work, what do you turn to for validation? How about the things you (...)

Assange supporters hold a banner outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Photograph: Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost a legal bid on Tuesday to persuade British authorities to drop further action against him for breaching his bai(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange addressing the media on the balcony of the embassy of Ecuador in London in May 2017.  Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Julian Assange will continue to face arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy after a judge ruled that the arrest warrant against the WikiLeaks foun(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, in May  2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Ecuador has confirmed it has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Foreign affairs minister María Fernanda Espinosa confirmed the(...)

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