Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

An exposé of the “World’s Most Dangerous Website” from a former WikiLeaks insider

The basis for the movie The Fifth Estate (starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange), this eye-opening account by 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 governments and business organizations worldwide and prompted the Pentagon to convene a 120-man task force.

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 to his September 2010 withdrawal from WikiLeaks, including his disenchantment with the organization’s 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 Domscheit-Berg’s insider knowledge, he is uniquely able to tell the full story. 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 is working on a more transparent secret-sharing website called OpenLeaks, developed by former WikiLeaks people, to be launched in early 2011.

Erik Davis
hr min
February 15
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

Aw3some Jon ,

Fabulous look into WL

I enjoyed reading this book; I genuinely did. It was fascinating, informing, and it truly plays with one's opinion of something as controversial as Wikileaks. What is so interesting about this book is how it can lead you to build your own opinion of Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange. It truly offers freedom of opinion within its pages.
Along with that, it also expresses Wikileak's interesting past, as well as some insight to the enigmatic character behind the WL.
I highly recommend this book; the way Daniel speaks brings understanding and revelation into the history of Wikileaks, yet at the same time, adds an atmosphere of casualness, even humour, in some parts. The combination of almost the thrill of finding out what will happen next with the casual, down to earth, maybe even fun, style he uses really puts readers captivated, as well as thinking. So, if you enjoy figuring out one's own opinions, an interesting history, and connectable language, then get this book! Once again, I highly recommend it!

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