Julian Assange Pretty Into This Edward Snowden Guy

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Equador embassy in Knightsbridge on August 19, 2012 in London, England.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has taken the opportunity of NSA leaker Edward Snowden's self-outing to say I told you so. Government spying is "something that I and many other journalists and civil libertarians have been campaigning about for a long time. It is very pleasing to see such clear and concrete proof presented to the public," said Assange, according to the Guardian, noting cryptically (how else?) that he has been in "indirect communication with [Snowden's] people." From his home-for-now at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Assange added, "It will be really telling to see which countries really protect human rights, the privacy of the public, asylum rights, or which countries are scared of the United States or are in bed with this surveillance complex." The White House, for now, has no comment.