Sometimes called “Plamegate,” the infamous exposure of covert operative Valerie Plame.
Julian Assange, former hacker, programmer and founder of WikiLeaks.com, has proven to be at least as controversial as his site. While defending WikiLeaks from embarrassed governments, Assange found himself in the fight of his life battling allegations of sex crimes in Sweden; the case is far from over.
On April 5, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death. The married couple were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.