Julian Assange is the editor in chief of WikiLeaks and the
author of Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the
Internet (OR Books, 2012). An original contributor to the
cypherpunk mailing list, Assange is the author of numerous software
projects in line with the cypherpunk philosophy, including the
Rubberhose encryption system and the original code for WikiLeaks.
An "ethical hacker" in his teens, and subsequently an activist and
internet service provider to Australia during the 1990s, he is the
co-author (with Sulette Dreyfus) of Underground, a history
of the international hacker movement. Julian is currently a refugee
under the protection of the government of Ecuador, and lives in the
Ecuadorian embassy in London.