History's famous leakers/whistleblowers

POSTED: 08:27 AM PDT Jun 10, 2013    UPDATED: 06:24 AM PDT Aug 18, 2014 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he'll leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London "soon" after living there for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden. Take a look at Assange and other 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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