WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged by the U.S. with conspiracy to hack a government computer. The indictment, issued last year in the state of Virginia, alleges that Assange conspired in 2010 with former U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst Chelsea Manning to access classified information on Department of Defense computers. He faces up to five years in jail. We’ll discuss Assange’s arrest and what it means for the future of WikiLeaks and for freedom of the press.
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested in London
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Julian Assange, founder of the online leaking platform WikiLeaks, is seen on a screen as he addresses journalists via a live video connection during a press conference on the platform's 10th anniversary on October 4, 2016 in Berlin. (Steffi Loos/AFP/Getty Images)
Andy Greenberg, covers security, privacy and hacker culture, WIRED
Jonathan Marcus, Defence and Diplomatic Correspondent, BBC