History's famous leakers/whistleblowers

Posted: 11:27 AM EDT Jun 10, 2013   Updated: 10:41 AM EDT Mar 11, 2013

Police are no longer guarding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy where he is holed up. Take a look at Assange and other famous leakers/whistleblowers in recent history.

1 / 15

Julian Assange -- founded WikiLeaks in 2006, and in December 2007 the site posted a U.S. Army manual for soldiers dealing with prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It drew outrage from critics of the U.S. handling of inmates and from the U.S. government, which condemned the leak as illegal. In the coming years, WikiLeaks exposed documents from the Church of Scientology, Sarah Palin, a far-right British party and New Yorkers terrified by the September 11, 2001, attacks. Then in 2010, the site posted a classified U.S. military video of an Apache helicopter mistakenly gunning down two journalists and Iraqi civilians. It was handed to WikiLeaks by Manning along with the classified documents.


Most Viewed on WFMZ.com


Slideshow Of The Day

  • Partridge

    Marek Szczepanek/Wikimedia Commons

    Cost of the 12 days of Christmas

    How much would it cost to give someone "The Twelve Days of Christmas?" Find out the updated total for 2015, according to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management.

On this Day

  • Michael Jackson Thriller album cover

    Epic Records

    On this day: November 30

    Mark Twain is born, Lucy and Desi elope, civil war breaks out in Palestine, Bing and Bowie sing a Christmas duet, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is released, all on this day.