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Most wanted: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested this week in London

Most wanted: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested this week in London

Most wanted: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested this week in London

In January, Hillary Clinton celebrated the power of new technologies to challenge tyrants. Speaking soon after China's alleged cyber attack on Google, the US Secretary of State championed the internet as "the iconic infrastructure of our age" and warned about attempts to target "independent thinkers who use these tools".

She quoted President Obama's words that even in authoritarian countries, information networks were "helping people discover new facts and making governments more accountable".


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