What did WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange study? | GU

What did WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange study? | GU
What did WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange study? | GU

On June 24th, Julian Assange was released after reaching a plea agreement with the United States government. On July 3, the founder of WikiLeaks celebrates his birthday in freedom.

But who is it? Julian Assange and what he studied. In Generación Universitaria we tell you a little about the Australian’s life.

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Julian Assange was born in Townsville, Australia on July 3, 1971. He is a programmer, journalist, internet activist and founder of WikiLeaksa non-profit media outlet that gained worldwide recognition in 2010 after publishing the leak of confidential documents and cables on various operations involving countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Assange emerged as a “famous teenage hacker” in the 1990s, but it was not until 2010 that he gained worldwide attention due to his work in different media outlets, where he published “war logs and diplomatic cables detailing U.S. military misdeeds in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

What is Julian Assange’s educational level?

The hacker would have attended 37 schoolsbefore turning 14, according to information posted on his blog, which has since been deleted. However, the information could not be verified and differs from some other versions, according to the American media.

“Some biographical details of Assange differ between accounts and interviews. An autobiography published against his will in 2011, after he fell out with his ghostwriter, described him as the son of traveling puppeteers, and he told The New Yorker in 2010 that his mother’s itinerant lifestyle prevented him from a consistent or full education. But at the age of 16, in 1987, he got his first modem, he told the magazine. Assange would go on to become an accomplished hacker who, along with his friends, broke into networks in North America and Europe,” details the article published in the Spanish version of the Los Angeles Times.

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Assange would have studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Melbournebetween 2003 and 2006, but did not complete the degree.

With information from EL UNIVERSAL

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