Inside WikiLeaks

My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100023996
Released: Feb 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307941503
Narrator/s: Erik Davies
Publisher: Books on Tape
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An expose 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.

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Original Publish Date: Feb 15, 2011

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Product Number EB00154515
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: #9780307951939

Professional reviews

"With such a classic plotline--charismatic leader attracts loyal follower and then becomes paranoid and obsessed with power--it's surprising that this audiobook takes so long to engage. The first half is slow to launch, and the measured, earnest reading provided by Erik Davies doesn't click into gear until he has something interesting to talk about: the Afghan papers and the arrest of Bradley Manning. But just as the author, one of the original members of WikiLeaks, wears only half of the WikiLeaks logo tattooed on his back, the listener may feel that only half the story is being told and that "D" (as the author is known in WikiLeaks chat rooms) is hesitant spill all the beans. Don't expect a tell-all. This is a decent "tell-some." R.W.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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