WikiLeaks Marks Assange's Third Year In Limbo With Data Dump
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spent three years in the Ecuadorean embassy, and WikiLeaks marked the occasion with two major data dumps.By Matt Picht | June 19, 2015
It's officially been three years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge from Swedish authorities inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. And WikiLeaks commemorated the anniversary the only way they know how — a massive document dump. (Video via Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry)
The site published two collections of leaked documents within a 24-hour period. First, WikiLeaks released over 276,000 new documents from November's major Sony Pictures data breach Thursday morning, and highlighted a group of documents suggesting Sony was investigated for bribery.
Then on Friday morning, the site claimed to have over 500,000 cables from Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign affairs, which it's releasing in batches. WikiLeaks later published a story derived from the first batch of documents, detailing Saudi Arabia's efforts to manipulate the media.