Since its launch in 2006, WikiLeaks has rapidly grown into the most powerful and influential whistleblowing organisation ever. Its status as a repository and publisher of leaked sensitive and confidential governmental, corporate, organisational or religious documents while preserving the anonymity and untraceability of its contributors, and the statements and behaviour of its leader Julian Assange have made WikiLeaks both daily front page news and a topic of enormous controversy. In an eye-opening account, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who joined WikiLeaks in its early days and became its spokesman, reveals never-disclosed details about the inner workings of the organisation that has struck fear into governments and businesses worldwide and prompted the Pentagon to convene a 120-man investigative task force. He also provides a remarkably up-close portrait of Julian Assange himself. Under the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt, Domscheit-Berg was the effective No. 2 at WikiLeaks and its most public face after Assange. In this book, he tells the backstories of leaks ranging from the Church of Scientology and the Afghanistan and Iraq War logs to Cablegate, and reveals the evolution, finances and inner tensions of the whistleblower organisation, beginning with his first meeting with Assange in December 2007. He also describes what led to his September 2010 withdrawal from WikiLeaks, including his disenchantment with its lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and Assange's increasing concentration of power. What has been made public so far about WikiLeaks is only a small fraction of the truth. With his insider knowledge, Domscheit-Berg is uniquely able to tell the full story.
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Daniel Domscheit-Berg is a computer scientist who worked in IT security prior to devoting himself full-time to WikiLeaks. He remains committed to freedom of information on the Internet. Today he and other former WikiLeaks people are working on a more transparent secret-sharing website called OpenLeaks to be launched in early 2011. He lives in Berlin with his family.Review:
"The most extraordinary revelation in Daniel Domscheit-Berg's book is how tiny the WikiLeaks operation has been from the beginning" -- John Naughton The Independent
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Descrizione libro Random House, New Delhi, India, 2011. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. WikiLeaks, a platform for disclosing information, has managed to publish more groundbreaking news items in the last three years than the Washington Post has in the last thirty: the gruesome video of Iraqi civilians and journalists being murdered by members of the US military; the true circumstances surrounding the bombing of two hijacked petrol-tankers in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which led to the resignation of Defence Minister Jung; the plundering of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing by its major shareholders, and many, many more. In its four years of operation it has published millions of revelatory documents, gaining praise and criticism in equal measure, and has come to be seen as 'the most dangerous website in the world'. Despite this, little is known about how WikiLeaks operates, and even less about its founder, Julian Assange. Daniel Domscheit-Berg is a German IT specialist who has been involved with WikiLeaks since 2007, and who was, until recently, the project's spokesman, and its public face. He is now the best-placed man in the world to provide an insight into its secrets, and those his former colleague. In Inside WikiLeaks, he will reveal the evolution, finances and inner tensions of the whistleblower organisation, beginning with his first meeting with Assange in December 2007 at the Chaos Computer Club in Berlin. He will also describe the circumstances that led to his withdrawal from WikiLeaks in September 2010, including his disenchantment with the organisation's lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and the increasing concentration of power by Julian Assange. He will also address the questions the world is asking: Who is really behind this organisation that has struck fear into the powerful, and prompted the Pentagon to convene a 120-man task force? What does the nerve centre of WikiLeaks look like, and what explosive documents are still slumbering there? Who decides which of the thirty daily contributions go online, and how does the site guarantee their authenticity? Are the accusations of rape made against Assange in Sweden a conspiracy by secret services, and what is the truth about the internal power struggles that threaten to engulf it? About the Author Daniel Domscheit-Berg was born in 1978. After finishing school he worked as a programmer for the global market-leader EDS (Electronical Data Systems), before becoming involved with WikiLeaks in 2007. Today, he is working to launch the OpenLeaks website. Codice libro della libreria 268669
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0224094017
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2011. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780224094016
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110224094017