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Everything you need to know about why Julian Assange is still in the Ecuadorian embassy

Julian Assange has now been holed-up in London’s Ecuadorian embassy for five years, but what took him there and why is he so controversial? Here’s everything you need to know about the man behind Wikileaks and why he’s so unpopular with security officials. Who is Julian Assange? Assange is an Australian computer programmer, who gained notoriety with cyber-security authorities as a teenage hacker in the late 1980s. Alongside run-ins with the law over his involvement with hacking into the master terminal of the Canadian telecommunications giant, Nortel, Assange assisted the Australian Police with investigations into child pornographers. But it was the founding of the news leaks organisation,…