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Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography – review



Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography – review


–For a book born amid such ill-feeling, Julian Assange’s memoir is surprisingly revealing


Henry Porter, Observer, 2 October 2011



October 2, 2011 Posted by | Assange, cypherpunk, Israel Shamir, Julian Assange, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, whistleblowers, WikiLeaks | , | Leave a comment

The motives of Bradley Manning



The motives of Bradley Manning


Glen Greenwald, Salon, 4 July 2011



July 13, 2011 Posted by | Bradley Manning, whistleblowers, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says whistleblowers cannot trust any website other than his own



WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says whistleblowers cannot trust any website other than his own


Peter Wilson, The Australian, 11 May 2011



May 11, 2011 Posted by | Guardian, Julian Assange, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, whistleblowers, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

Frontline Club/New Statesman (FCNS) whistleblower debate with Julian Assange



Frontline Club/New Statesman (FCNS) whistleblower debate with Julian Assange

(whole video from Annie Machon’s website)

The NewStatesman links for the debate here. Parts I and II have written summaries of the debate.


“This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.”




Paul Moore, who came to the podium as well, quoted Eisenhower:


“never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion”



April 21, 2011 Posted by | whistleblowers, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

WikiLeaks has altered the leaking game for good. Now they must be fewer, but better kept ~ Timothy #Garton-Ash



WikiLeaks has altered the leaking game for good. Now they must be fewer, but better kept


— For whistleblowers, government and press, the age of digileaks cries out for new rules on what to hide – and reveal


by


Timothy Garton-Ash, Guardian, 30 March 2011


Garton Ash suggests two guiding principles:


[1] …”be open about your grounds for secrecy, transparent about your non-transparency. Have clear criteria and be ready to defend them. They should be able to withstand the following, somewhat paradoxical test: if this piece of information became public, could you credibly explain why it should not have become public?”


[2] “…protect less, but protect it better. There is a vast amount of stuff that governments and organisations keep secret for no good reason. ”

“..decide what you really do need to keep secret, on consistent, defensible criteria, and then do your damnedest to keep it secret. Don’t, for example, upload it to a database accessible to hundreds of thousands of people. .”



March 31, 2011 Posted by | digileaks, Timothy Garton Ash, whistleblowers, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment