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The Most Dangerous Man in the World

How One Hacker Ended Corporate and Government Secrecy Forever
Fowler, Andrew (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
The Most Dangerous Man in the World


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"Hours of top-secret videos and hundreds of thousands of highly classified documents poured from the vaults of high-level governments and corporations. They exposed lies, hypocrisies, cover-ups, and high level diplomatic gossip, making headlines around the world. Julian Assange, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the editor-in-chief of the Internet-based whistleblower site, WikiLeaks, has left the White House stunned, and the U.S. military, banks, and major corporations severely embarrassed..."--Dust jacket.
Authors: Fowler, Andrew
Title: The most dangerous man in the world
how one hacker ended corporate and government secrecy forever
Publisher: New York :, Skyhorse,, c2011
Characteristics: xiv, 271 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Andrew Fowler
Summary: "Hours of top-secret videos and hundreds of thousands of highly classified documents poured from the vaults of high-level governments and corporations. They exposed lies, hypocrisies, cover-ups, and high level diplomatic gossip, making headlines around the world. Julian Assange, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the editor-in-chief of the Internet-based whistleblower site, WikiLeaks, has left the White House stunned, and the U.S. military, banks, and major corporations severely embarrassed..."--Dust jacket.
ISBN: 9781616084899
1616084898
Branch Call Number: 353.46 F7854m 2011
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Report This Jan 09, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The CorporateMedia trashes Assange at every opportunity, the media mogul family of Sweden, the Bonnier family, attempted to recruit Assange as their exclusive literary source on hacking and WikiLeaks, and when he refused, did everything possible to aid the American government in "containing" him; extraditing him back to Sweden. Both attorneys at the firm which represented former Bonnier family employee and former Swedish military intelligence employee, Anna Ardin (the older woman who dragged the younger to the Swedish police, the younger later recanting everything she was supposed to have said), have financial ties to the Bonnier family, and Borgstrom was the former Justice Minister who OK'ed the illegal (and wrong, as later proven in court) extreme rendtion by the CIA of several Arab-Swedes. Assange is one of the great humanists of the day, and those too infantile to realize this are to be pitied (and pilloried). Many corporations bowed to pressure form America and their respective countries: a bank in Iceland and Switzerland, Paypal, Visa, Amazon (America), and Tableau software of Seattle, WA, USA (they pulled their database license from WikiLeaks for no reason whatsoever, complicating things and slowing them down considerably). The Nordic News Network (www.nnn.se/nordic/assange/suspicious.pdf) has an online document extensively detailing the bizarre and circuitious Swedish circus leading to his extradition for questioning - - a "red warrent" normally issued for only the most heinous crimes which individuals have been ACCUSED of, was issued for Assange, even though he was wanted for questioning, in violation of the law of the European Union - - the first lord high justice in London (federal judge) who denied the extradition (later replaced) asked why the Swedish government didn't simply either call Assange, or send their representatives to London to question him! The next judge asked no such obvious quesiton, but bowed to the pressure of the UK government and America!

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • binational rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Written by an Australian journalist who obviously admires Assange, the book nevertheless fully fleshes out the troublesome aspects of Assange's character as well as his more positive contributions. That allows readers to form their own judgments. Personally, I was put off by Assange's narcissism and his carelessness in handling information that could potentially cost innocent persons their lives. On the other hand, release of some State Department cables helped spark the Arab Spring. I emerged with a picture of a complex individual, with a brilliant mind and noble purpose, but flawed execution born of an almost unbounded ego.

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