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Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)

A look at the early career of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.

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Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as 'Mendax', Assange and two friends formed a group called the 'International Subversives'. Using early home computers and defining themselves as 'white hat hackers' - those who look but don't steal - they broke into some of the world's most powerful and secretive organisations. They were young, brilliant, and in the eyes of the US Government, a major threat to national security. At the urging of the FBI, the Australian Federal Police set up a special taskforce to catch them. But at a time when most Australian police had never seen a computer, let alone used one, they had to figure out just where to begin. Police ingenuity and old-fashioned detective work are pitted against nimble, highly skilled young men in this new crime frontier. What follows,... Written by Anonymous

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The "reel to reel" machine shown to be tracing Julian's phone call, is actually a broadcast 1" videotape machine, which were primarily used to record and transmit video in television stations during the 80's and 90's. See more »

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Whenever modems are used to dial into a system, the sounds the modem makes when connecting to other systems, known as the carrier detect, is for a 56.6k modem, which weren't available until 1998. Modems more likely used at the time were most likely 300 - 2400 baud, which didn't feature the screeching sound of later modems. See more »

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marvelous movie
7 November 2012 | by (Republic of Macedonia) – See all my reviews

close to truth, excellent biography movie and no matter how low the budget for the movie was the acting was so strong that after first 15 minutes you start not to notice the lacking of resources invested in the project. The story itself is inspiring fact that there are much more brilliant causes in this life than creating apple or face-book. He is our Che Guevara of the modern internet era. Love this movie. Unfortunately enough its not a Hollywood production, and will never gain the popularity of our facebook generation, and many mainstream thinkers will simply vote this down. I would classify this on the ranking list above pirates of the silicon valley with respect to screen shot and acting as well as historical value and society importance. Bravo for our fellows Australians that have made such a wonderful movie four digital hero of the century for our digital robin hood.


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