When Google Met Wikileaks

Author: Julian Assange

Publisher: Or Books

ISBN: 9781944869113

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 3615

In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country residence in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. For several hours the besieged leader of the world s most famous insurgent publishing organization and the billionaire head of the world s largest information empire locked horns. The two men debated the political problems faced by society, and the technological solutions engendered by the global networkfrom the Arab Spring to Bitcoin. They outlined radically opposing perspectives: for Assange, the liberating power of the Internet is based on its freedom and statelessness. For Schmidt, emancipation is at one with US foreign policy objectives and is driven by connecting non-Western countries to American companies and markets. These differences embodied a tug-of-war over the Internet s future that has only gathered force subsequently. "When Google Met WikiLeaks" presents the story of Assange and Schmidt s encounter. Both fascinating and alarming, it contains an edited transcript of their conversation and extensive, new material, written by Assange specifically for this book, providing the best available summary of his vision for the future of the Internet."

The Stack

On Software and Sovereignty

Author: Benjamin H. Bratton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262330199

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 7793

What has planetary-scale computation done to our geopolitical realities? It takes different forms at different scales -- from energy and mineral sourcing and subterranean cloud infrastructure to urban software and massive universal addressing systems; from interfaces drawn by the augmentation of the hand and eye to users identified by self -- quantification and the arrival of legions of sensors, algorithms, and robots. Together, how do these distort and deform modern political geographies and produce new territories in their own image?In The Stack, Benjamin Bratton proposes that these different genres of computation -- smart grids, cloud platforms, mobile apps, smart cities, the Internet of Things, automation -- can be seen not as so many species evolving on their own, but as forming a coherent whole: an accidental megastructure called The Stack that is both a computational apparatus and a new governing architecture. We are inside The Stack and it is inside of us. In an account that is both theoretical and technical, drawing on political philosophy, architectural theory, and software studies, Bratton explores six layers of The Stack: Earth, Cloud, City, Address, Interface, User. Each is mapped on its own terms and understood as a component within the larger whole built from hard and soft systems intermingling -- not only computational forms but also social, human, and physical forces. This model, informed by the logic of the multilayered structure of protocol "stacks," in which network technologies operate within a modular and vertical order, offers a comprehensive image of our emerging infrastructure and a platform for its ongoing reinvention. The Stack is an interdisciplinary design brief for a new geopolitics that works with and for planetary-scale computation. Interweaving the continental, urban, and perceptual scales, it shows how we can better build, dwell within, communicate with, and govern our worlds.thestack.org

The Social Media Revolution: An Economic Encyclopedia of Friending, Following, Texting, and Connecting

An Economic Encyclopedia of Friending, Following, Texting, and Connecting

Author: Jarice Hanson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610697685

Category: Social Science

Page: 441

View: 9527

Social media shapes the ways in which we communicate, think about friends, and hear about news and current events. It also affects how users think of themselves, their communities, and their place in the world. This book examines the tremendous impact of social media on daily life. • Provides an insightful perspective on the past and future that demonstrates how the technologies of communication serve to create the nexus of social interaction • Examines the fundamental need and desire of humanity to communicate, which in turn determines what we think of ourselves, how we see the world, and how we make meaning • Focuses on social media as a powerful tool, not only for communication and entertainment but also for potentially equalizing power and social mobility locally, nationally, and globally • Considers the financial impact of social media as it challenges legacy media for consumers, users, and audiences

The WikiLeaks Files

The World According to US Empire

Author: WikiLeaks

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 178168944X

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 1334

What Cablegate tells us about the reach and ambitions of US Empire. Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks came to prominence in 2010 with the release of 251,287 top-secret State Department cables, which revealed to the world what the US government really thinks about national leaders, friendly dictators, and supposed allies. It brought to the surface the dark truths of crimes committed in our name: human rights violations, covert operations, and cover-ups. The WikiLeaks Files exposes the machinations of the United States as it imposes a new form of imperialism on the world, one founded on tactics from torture to military action, to trade deals and “soft power,” in the perpetual pursuit of expanding influence. The book also includes an introduction by Julian Assange examining the ongoing debates about freedom of information, international surveillance, and justice. An introduction by Julian Assange—writing on the subject for the first time—exposes the ongoing debates about freedom of information, international surveillance, and justice. With contributions by Dan Beeton, Phyllis Bennis, Michael Busch, Peter Certo, Conn Hallinan, Sarah Harrison, Richard Heydarian, Dahr Jamail, Jake Johnston, Alexander Main, Robert Naiman, Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Linda Pearson, Gareth Porter, Tim Shorrock, Russ Wellen, and Stephen Zunes. From the Trade Paperback edition.

After the Internet

Author: Ramesh Srinivasan,Adam Fish

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509506217

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 8244

In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations, and concern that the internet has heightened rather than combated various forms of political and social inequality, it is time we ask: what comes after a broken internet? Ramesh Srinivasan and Adam Fish reimagine the internet from the perspective of grassroots activists and citizens on the margins of political and economic power. They explore how the fragments of the existing internet are being utilized - alongside a range of peoples, places, and laws - to make change possible. From indigenous and non-Western communities and activists in Tahrir Square, to imprisoned hackers and whistleblowers, this book illustrates how post-digital cultures are changing the internet as we know it - from a system which is increasingly centralized, commodified, and "personalized," into something more in line with its original spirit: autonomous, creative, subversive. The book looks past the limitations of the internet, reconceptualizing network technology in relation to principles of justice and equality. Srinivasan and Fish advocate for an internet that blends the local concerns of grassroots communities and activists with the need to achieve scalable change and transformation.


alles wat je niet mocht weten

Author: Alexander Klöpping

Publisher: Prometheus

ISBN: 9044618415

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 6077

Het verhaal over de geschiedenis van klokkenluiderssite WikiLeaks leest als een spectaculaire spionagethriller. Een ontzagwekkende hoeveelheid geheime documenten, een ondergrondse internetgrot bij Stockholm, een internetoorlog en een gescheurd condoom zijn ingrediënten voor een bizar verhaal met in de hoofdrol de Australische meesterhacker Julian Assange. Wat drijft Julian Assange? Wat wil hij met WikiLeaks? Welke geheimen heeft hij gelekt? Hoe probeert men hem daarvoor te pakken? En wat betekent WikiLeaks voor de toekomst van internet? WikiLeaks. Alles wat je niet mocht weten schetst in sneltreinvaart het verhaal tot nu toe. Op heldere en humoristische wijze verschaft het inzicht in de verbijsterende mediahype die WikiLeaks heet. Alexander Klöpping (1987) is een spraakzame nerd van de nieuwe generatie. Hij runt een succesvolle onlinegadgetwinkel, blogt over internethypes, schrijft columns over internettrends en schuift als vaste gast regelmatig aan bij Matthijs van Nieuwkerk in De Wereld Draait Door. Al sinds zijn achtste levensjaar begeeft hij zich in de digitale wereld en hij volgt WikiLeaks al jaren op de voet. Hij is de eerste Nederlandse auteur die een boek over WikiLeaks schrijft.

How I Lost By Hillary Clinton

Author: N.A

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1682190862

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 7607

Judging by the stance of the leadership of the Democratic Party and much of the media, Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss in the presidential election of November 2016 was all the fault of pernicious Russian leaks, unwarranted FBI investigations and a skewed electoral college. Rarely blamed was the party’s decision to run a deeply unpopular candidate on an uninspiring platform. At a time of widespread dissatisfaction with business-as-usual politics, the Democrats chose to field a quintessential insider. Her campaign dwelt little on policies, focusing overwhelmingly on the personality of her opponent. That this strategy was a failure is an understatement. Losing an election to someone with as little competence or support from his own party as Donald Trump marked an extraordinary fiasco. The refusal of the Democratic leadership to identify the real reasons for their defeat is not just a problem of history. If Democrats persevere with a politics that prioritizes well-off professionals rather than ordinary Americans, they will leave the field open to right wing populism for many years to come. Drawing on the WikiLeaks releases of Clinton’s talks at Goldman Sachs and the e mails of her campaign chief John Podesta, as well as key passages from her public speeches, How I Lost By Hillary Clinton also includes extensive commentary by award-winning journalist Joe Lauria, and a foreword by Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks. It provides, in the words of the Democratic candidate and her close associates, a riveting, unsparing picture of the disastrous campaign that delivered America to President Trump, and a stark warning of a mistake that must not be repeated.

Inside Wikileaks

Author: Daniel Domscheit-Berg

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9048809665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8481

De onthullingen van WikiLeaks houden de wereld in spanning. Maar wie steekt er achter de organisatie, die de invloedrijken angst inboezemt en het Pentagon een 120 man sterke Task Force bijeen liet roepen? Hoe ziet het eruit in het zenuwcentrum van WikiLeaks en welke explosieve documenten liggen er nog in de la? Daniel Domscheit-Berg neemt ons mee naar het hart van WikiLeaks. Hij heeft het onderzoeksplatform sinds 2007 schouder aan schouder met Julian Assange opgebouwd. Deze jonge Duitser is wereldwijd bekend als de man die naast de ondoorzichtige en in toenemende mate omstreden oprichter het beste inzicht in het klokkenluidersproject WikiLeaks heeft. Sinds Domscheit-Berg en andere deelgenoten zich in de herfst van 2010 uit het project terugtrokken, is Julian Assange alleenheerser over dit machtige instrument. Inside WikiLeaks is een boeiend geschreven onderzoeksverslag vol onbekende feiten. Het vertelt het verhaal van WikiLeaks zoals nog niemand het gehoord heeft: van binnenuit.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Cablegate Files of Wikileaks

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384236864X

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 340

View: 3159

This book is a mixture of Sherlock Holmes and Wikileaks files, become a detective youself. Read the adventures of world famous detective Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and discover 23 highly interesting files from the Wikileaks collection of cables. Read the cables and become a detective by and reveal the contradictions between the US's public persona and what it says behind closed doors. This book is also the first of a series of books published by artist Michael Marcovici, a completely new type of "remixed books" that will feature documents, literature, comics as well as official documents.

Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency

Author: Micah L. Sifry

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1935928317

Category: Transparency in government

Page: 211

View: 6947

WikiLeaks' release of a massive trove of secret official documents has riled politicians from across the spectrum, welcoming in the Age of Transparency. But political analyst and writer Micah Sifry argues that WikiLeaks is not the whole story: it is a symptom, an indicator of an ongoing generational and philosophical struggle between older, closed systems, and the new open culture of the Internet. Sifry, who has worked with and knows Julian Assange, cogently explores the implications of WikiLeaks' ascendancy.


Freedom and the Future of the Internet

Author: Julian Assange,Jacob Appelbaum,Andy Müller-Maguhn,Jérémie Zimmermann

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1939293014

Category: Computers

Page: 196

View: 9453

The harassment of WikiLeaks and other Internet activists, together with attempts to introduce anti-file sharing legislation such as SOPA and ACTA, indicate that the politics of the Internet have reached a crossroads. In one direction lies a future that guarantees, in the watchwords of the cypherpunks, “privacy for the weak and transparency for the powerful”; in the other lies an Internet that allows government and large corporations to discover ever more about internet users while hiding their own activities. Assange and his co-discussants unpick the complex issues surrounding this crucial choice with clarity and engaging enthusiasm.

Why the Net Matters

Author: David Eagleman

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860534

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

View: 636

The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption, resource depletion and economic meltdown. Praise for Why the Net Matters: ‘Clever, informative, intriguing and fresh’ Observer ‘An impressive and intriguing work’ Sunday Telegraph A New York Times ‘SuperBook’

The Most Dangerous Man in the World

How One Hacker Ended Corporate and Government Secrecy Forever

Author: Andrew Fowler

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616084898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 4370

Discusses the founding of the Internet-based whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks and how it emerged as a major player in world politics, and examines the role of its founder, Julian Assange, and his rise to fame.

Staatsvijand nummer 1

Author: Marcel Rosenbach

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9048809703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9770

Staatsvijand nummer 1 is geschreven door Holger Stark en Marcel Rosenbach, twee journalisten van Der Spiegel. WikiLeaks werkt in alle grote landen van de wereld samen met een gerenommeerd medium, dat vroegtijdig de documenten voor analyse en berichtgeving krijgt. Naast de internationale dagbladen The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde en El Pais is Der Spiegel één van de officiële partners van WikiLeaks. In Staatvijand nummer 1 wordt het jarenlange onderzoek van het belangrijkste Duitse opinieweekblad naar WikiLeaks en de oprichter Julian Assange omschreven door twee specialisten. Niet in de laatste plaats bespreekt Staatsvijand nummer 1 ook de gevaren van het onthullingsplatform voor de internationale veiligheid en verdiept men zich in de rol van de media in bijvoorbeeld de berichtgeving over WikiLeaks-thema's die nog lang besproken zullen worden.

The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation

Fashioning Method out of Mayhem

Author: A. Svendsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137269367

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 6880

An insightful exploration of intelligence cooperation (officially known as liaison), including its international dimensions. This book offers a distinct understanding of this process, valuable to those involved in critical information flows, such as intelligence, risk, crisis and emergency managers.

From Battlefield to Boardroom

Making the difference through values based leadership

Author: Ivan Yardley,A. Kakabadse,Derrick Neal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137023430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

View: 2255

The global economy is becoming an increasingly turbulent world; this changing context is placing new demands on organisational thinking. This book examines how similar demands have been met by the British military and how these solutions could be utilised by a wider community of practitioners.

Contemporary Japanese Politics

Institutional Changes and Power Shifts

Author: Tomohito Shinoda

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152806X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 5880

Decentralized policymaking power in Japan had developed under the reign of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), yet in the1990s, institutional changes fundamentally altered Japan's political landscape. Tomohito Shinoda tracks these developments in the operation of and tensions between Japan's political parties and the public's behavior in elections, as well as in the government's ability to coordinate diverse policy preferences and respond to political crises. The selection of Junichiro Koizumi, an anti-mainstream politician, as prime minister in 2001 initiated a power shift to the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and ended LDP rule. Shinoda details these events and Prime Minister Koizumi's use of them to practice strong policymaking leadership. He also outlines the institutional initiatives introduced by the DPJ government and their impact on policymaking, illustrating the importance of balanced centralized institutions and bureaucratic support.

Ethics of Media

Author: N. Couldry,M. Madianou,A. Pinchevski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137317515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

View: 1836

Ethics of Media reopens the question of media ethics. Taking an exploratory rather than prescriptive approach, an esteemed collection of contributors tackle the diverse areas of moral questioning at work within various broadcasting practices, accommodating the plurality and complexity of present-day ethical challenges posed by the world of media.