History's famous leakers/whistleblowers

POSTED: 08:27 AM PDT Jun 10, 2013    UPDATED: 05:42 AM PDT May 28, 2014 

Edward Snowden joins a long list of famous leakers/whistleblowers in recent history.

Julian Assange on Ecuadorian embassy balcony
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Olivia Harris/Reuters

Julian Assange -- A hacker as a teenager and former computer programmer, he's best known as the founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, which publishes secret information, news leaks and classified documents submitted by anonymous news sources and whistleblowers. He's currently wanted for questioning in a sex assault investigation and has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012.


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