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First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Julian Assange In WikiLeaks Movie ‘The Fifth Estate’
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The Fifth Estate Image

Principal photography has begun for DreamWorks Studios’ The Fifth Estate, an upcoming movie telling the story of the controversial website WikiLeaks.

The movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Daniel Bruhl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander, and Carice van Houten.

To kick off the start of filming, DreamWorks has released the first official image of Cumberbatch from the movie, which you can check out above (click for bigger).

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The Drill Down 245: OffLive
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On this week’s show, Andy and Devindra look at the trials and tribulations of OnLive, a pioneer in cloud gaming that this week faced bankruptcy, massive layoffs, and major restructuring; disappointment in the stock market for Facebook, and record-breaking success for Apple.

But first, the headlines…Wikileaks founder Julian Assange finds asylum in UK’s Ecuadorian Embassy, Twitter clamps down on their API, and a long hidden security risk is discovered on SMS for iOS.

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The Drill Down 244: Population of Interest
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"This is too much power for one person."

Amongst this week’s headlines, an iconic torrent tracking site is dismantled, Google punishes pirate sites, Anonymous & Wikileaks uncover a secret U.S. surveillance system, and Apple rumors: are we so easily misled by them because we so desperately want to believe?

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Twitter Challenges Gag Order, ‘Fights For The User’
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The US Government recently issued a series of court orders aimed at technology companies that may have information concerning individuals affiliated with Wikileaks, the web organization that publishes classified information, such as the numerous cables from US ambassadors that’s caused such a stir.

Microblogging social network Twitter was among the companies that were ordered to turn over information. Previous procedure for this type of activity would mean that Twitter would issue a communication to those users prior to handing over information to authorities. However, this court order had a specific gag order preventing them from doing this.

Twitter decided to challenge the order instead of blindly opening up their database.

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