When Google Met WikiLeaks: Book by JULIAN ASSANGE

When Google Met WikiLeaks

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ISBN: 9788189059668    Publisher: Navayana Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 224        Language: English
Nobody wants to acknowledge that Google has grown big and bad. But it has. The firm's geopolitical aspirations are firmly enmeshed within the foreign-policy agenda of the world's largest superpower. Google,...Read more
Nobody wants to acknowledge that Google has grown big and bad. But it has. The firm's geopolitical aspirations are firmly enmeshed within the foreign-policy agenda of the world's largest superpower. Google, whose logo is imprinted on human retinas almost six billion times each day, has made petabytes of personal data available to the US intelligence community.
In 2008, Google helped launch an NGA spy satellite, GeoEye-1. It shares the photographs from the satellite with the US military and intelligence communities
In 2010, NGA awarded Google a $27 million contract for 'geospatial visualization services'
In 2012, Google arrived on the list of top-spending Washington lobbyists
In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: The chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt. 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. 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. When Google Met WikiLeaks presents the story of Assange and Schmidt's encounter
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About the author: JULIAN ASSANGE
Julian Assange is the publisher of WikiLeaks. He has received numerous awards as a journalist and has authored hundreds of investigations relating to corruption,... Read more
Julian Assange is the publisher of WikiLeaks. He has received numerous awards as a journalist and has authored hundreds of investigations relating to corruption, war and the surveillance industry. Prior to founding WikiLeaks, Assange specialized in developing encryption software. Julian Assange received political asylum in 2012 as a result of the ongoing US Department of Justice probe into WikiLeaks. He is currently living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London under the protection of the government of Ecuador. He is the author of Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet and other books
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