Editorial Reviews. Review. “Domscheit-Berg speaks with the authority that few others posess.” —Businessworld “For citizens around the globe who are attracted . Daniel Domscheit-Berg reveals the inner workings of WikiLeaks under the leadership of Julian Assange. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost control of his site’s submission Domscheit-Berg, who was known as Daniel Schmitt during his nearly.

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The outfit is now an Assange-centred shell of its former self, the author argues. It may be that the whole effort to get Assange to face Swedish sexual-assault charges isn’t a grand conspiracy with the USA to get Assange in custody in a country where he could be extradited to face US charges, as Wi,ileaks seems to have often suggested.

A book about his experience with and separation [11] from WikiLeaks was released in Germany in Februaryentitled Inside WikiLeaks: Nor is there, for example, any particular humor to the book. There are no technical details on the wikileaks setup, there’s nothing that can be used to trace people or disrupt the site, in this regard the book and the conduct wikileas Daniel Domscheit-Berg are proper and professional.

It also helps to understand how a inzide devoted to transparency in politics and journalism can turn into a tool for the far right, in the US as well as in Europe. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His concept for WikiLeaks was to create an Internet conduit where whistle-blowers could send scandalous secret documents, without fear of reprisal.

Now Assange doesn’t sound like a very nice guy, dosmcheit-berg he’s not exactly on hand wikileas defend himself. In all this is a good read that will infuriate those of us who were skeptical of Assange’s personal vision from the beginning, even while it persuades that in a more perfect world Wikileaks would be the way the media is ultimately supposed to operate.


Inside WikiLeaks, by Daniel Domscheit-Berg

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters globeandmail. Around the same time, the Pentagon began publicly accusing the site of a lack of rigour in vetting documents – claiming this potentially imperilled the lives of soldiers and informants in war zones.

If half of what Berg recounts about Assange’s behavior is true, WikiLeaks is not a platform whistleblowers should trust to look out for their best interests, or preserve what’s in the public’s best interest regarding the information whistleblowers bring.

Inide would be a great book and inspiring for people to defend on free public information campaigns if only it was not too occupied in ‘clarifying’ the different characters. This should only take a few moments.

You were doing them a favor by spamming them. The author, a computer scientist who wikileas in IT security before coming to WikiLeaks, became the number two man and spokesman for the organization.

The fact that, among others, some of the reviewers of the book here at Goodreads refer to Domscheit-Berg as “prick” and worse, attests to the power of the book in those terms. Still, many interesting bits.

Retrieved 19 December There’s some of that here, and it is somewhat interesting. And all things considered, the author of Inside WikiLeaks has few regrets: As an entity, the site exists everywhere and nowhere at the same time.


Also it is the story of a start-up. I also have to say that I can’t help but feel a little bit taken advantage of by Mr. In my personal opinion, the author should have waited for another year or two to write the book.

At the same time, the reader should keep in mind, that this is one sided view where the writer was portrayed as hardworking, diplomatic and dedicated. To ask other readers questions about Inside WikiLeaksplease sign up. Probably also thanks to the journalist. But I wasn’t involved in this battle, and why is Mr. Jun 18, Gwern rated it liked domscheit-gerg.

Inside WikiLeaks, by Daniel Domscheit-Berg – The Globe and Mail

My problem was that we shared not only a room but a large double bed,” the author writes of one occasion. Apr 03, Peter rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Feb 21, Vasil Kolev rated it it was amazing Shelves: Berg’s stories would mean that Assange’s personality and private life have become far too enmeshed with WikiLeaks for the platform to remain credible.

I was amused to learn that the Iceland laws were based by Assange in part on Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon – again, makes sense in a curious way. Julian Assange — “Daniel has a disease, it’s some kind of borderline paranoid schizophrenia. There were many scandals reported on WikiLeaks among them was one connected to the banking crash in Iceland.