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Inside Wikileaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Websiteby Daniel Domscheit-berg
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Former WikiLeaks Insider and Spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg Authors an Expose of the World's Most Dangerous Website
In aneye-opening account, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former spokesman of WikiLeaks, reveals never-disclosed details about the inner workings of the increasingly controversial organization that has struck fear into governmentsand business organizations worldwide and prompted the Pentagon to convene a 120-man task force. In addition to Germany and the U.S., Inside WikiLeaks willbe published simultaneously in 12 other countries.
Under the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt, Domscheit-Berg was the effective No. 2 at WikiLeaks and the organization's most public face, after Julian Assange. In this book, he reveals the evolution, finances, and inner tensions of the whistleblower organization, beginning with his first meeting with Assange in December 2007. He also describes what led tohis September 2010 withdrawal from WikiLeaks, including his disenchantment with the organization's lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and Assange's increasing concentrationof power. What has been made public so far about WikiLeaks is only a small fraction of the truth. With Domscheit-Berg's insider knowledge, he is uniquely able to tell the full story. A computer scientist whoworked in IT security prior to devoting himself full-time to WikiLeaks, he remains committed to freedom of information on the Internet. Today he is working on a more transparent secret-sharing website called OpenLeaks, developed by former WikiLeaks people, to be launched in early 2011.
Details the inner workings of the organization the author was a former spokesman for, revealing the evolution, finances, and inner tensions from the first meeting with Julian Assange to his withdrawal from Wikileaks.
Table of Contents
The first meeting — David vs. the Bears — The Scientology Handbooks — Dealing with the media — Julian Assange — Financing WikiLeaks — Quitting my day job — The censorship debate — Heroes in Iceland — Going offline — A free haven for the media — Back to Berlin — Collateral murder — The ordeal of Private Manning — The Afghan War diary and the dead-man switch — Accusations in Sweden — My suspension — Quitting WikiLeaks — The Iraq War Logs — Cablegate — The promise of OpenLeaks.
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