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Julian Assange: Internet revolutionary

Julian Assange: Internet revolutionary

RIA Novosti commentator Dmitry Babich

Netwit 2.01’s view: Assange’s importance is in decline, though once his fracas with the Swedish authorities is over he will be able to get on the circuit and make a lot of money talking up his ideas. He’ll become the slightly passée cyberpunk philosopher others defer to.

Assange’s website is inoperable as a whistle-blower drop-box. He has no means of re-constituting it without what his ex-buddy Daniel D-B took out of the system.

His legacy will be the initial impact of WikiLeaks and his theoretical essay[s], not the WikiLeaks website, which seems to be stuck in the mud, being rapidly superseded by different ideas about how to encourage whistleblowers to report corporate and governmental malpractices.

Julian’s essays on Conspiracy

Rethinking Conspiracy: The Political Philosophy of Julian Assange


Prof. Peter Ludlow, Dept. of Philosophy, Northwestern University [7 December, 2010 ]

explains Assange’s ideas clearly and simply.

Julian Assange’s Political Philosophy: An Analysis

by John Danaher, in blog Philosphical Disquisitions [11 December 2010]

This article pretty much confirms the first draft of this post, with all the added details about which other sites have tried to operated drop-boxes and how they have fared:

Got news to leak? Get lost

James Brown 27 July 2011, Macleans.Ca

July 15, 2011 Posted by | Assange extradition, Conspiracy as Governance, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Julian Assange, Peter Ludlow, WikiLeaks | , , | Leave a comment

‘This is all about Assange consolidating his power’

‘This is all about Assange consolidating his power’

Daniel Domscheit-Berg recently spoke with Exberliner magazine’s Dana Kikic about his intense three years at WikiLeaks, Julian Assange’s power-tripping personality and his new whistleblower platform OpenLeaks.

11 July 2011, The Local (Germany’s News in English)

July 13, 2011 Posted by | Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

Ex-WikiLeaks spokesman attacks Assange “gag” orders

Ex-WikiLeaks spokesman attacks Assange “gag” orders

Mark Hosenball, Reuters, 12 May 2011

May 13, 2011 Posted by | Daniel Domscheit-Berg, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

The New York Times vs. WikiLeaks

The New York Times vs. WikiLeaks
–The ethics of Guantánamo coverage.


Jeffrey Rosen, TNR, 27 April 2011

April 27, 2011 Posted by | Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Openleaks, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

Hugo Chávez Gets a Twitter Account [4 books reviews]

Hugo Chávez Gets a Twitter Account

Christian Caryl (19 April 2011) reviews :

Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website (New York: Crown, 2011), 304 pp., $23.00.

David Leigh and Luke Harding, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy (New York: PublicAffairs, 2011), 352 pp.

Evgeny Morozov, The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (New York: PublicAffairs, 2011), 432 pp.

Clay Shirky, Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (New York: The Penguin Press, 2010), 256 pp.

April 20, 2011 Posted by | Clay Shirkey, crowd sourcing, cyber-auxiliaries, cyber-utopianism, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Evgeny Morozov, lamestream media, netizen, social media, socket puppets | Leave a comment

Inside WikiLeaks—an attack from a former supporter

Inside WikiLeaks—an attack from a former supporter


Johann Muller, 1 April 2011

Yet another review of the book Inside Wikileaks, but this one suggests:

What clearly emerges here is that Domscheit-Berg fails to appreciate the real content and explosiveness of the material, in contrast to Assange, who staked everything on bringing this out as clearly as possible, and made publishing politically explosive material the priority.

April 3, 2011 Posted by | Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#WikiLeaks #Openleaks ~ Ex-WikiLeaker Claims Defectors Took Control Of Leaks From #Assange [Forbes Mag] []

Ex-WikiLeaker Claims Defectors Took Control Of Leaks From Assange

Andy Greenberg, Forbes, 9 Feb 2011

*Revelations from Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s soon to be released book, Inside WikiLeaks

February 10, 2011 Posted by | Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Inside Wikileaks, Openleaks, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#SOCIALMEDIA #cyber-utopianism #internet-centrism #BBCNewsnight [] @evgenymorozov ~ The Power of the Internet, Not?

Eugeny Morozov{ EM about}, author of The Net Delusion, will be on Newsnight 17 Jan 2011.

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#INTERNET #WEB #WIKILEAKS #politics #media #Guardian ~ The Man Who Spilled the Secrets []

The ideal role of a journalistic outlet, in Assange’s view, is to be a passive conduit for reality, or at least for slivers of reality, with as little intervention as possible—no editing, no contextualizing, no explanations, no thinking, no weighing of one person’s claims against another’s, no regard for consequences. The technology that Assange has worked on for most of his career possesses immense capabilities, and cannot be controlled by a single institution or voice. It is perhaps for this reason that WikiLeaks—ultimately replaceable by the next technologically savvy anarchist—is so disturbing to so many.

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets


Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair, Feb 2011

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