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Sun Aug 12, 2012, 01:18 PM

WikiLeaks Founder Gives Little Away in This ‘Unauthorized Autobiography’ [View all]

Simon Marcus Gower | August 12, 2012

... Well, Assange did give himself permission, motivated by a very substantial contract from a publisher. Various reports put the initial deal at anywhere between 900,000 pounds to a cool million ($1.4 million to $1.5 million). But then the author had second thoughts.

Upon seeing a draft of the book, the founder of the controversial WikiLeaks website concluded that he could not go ahead with publication, not least because he feared it would add to problems in a case being brought against him by US prosecutors. Assange withdrew his authority for publication, but the publishers were not pleased ...

In the preface, the publisher states that the book “explains both the man and his work, underlining his commitment to the truth” ...

Instead, a careful reading of the book provides a picture of a hacker addicted to the thrill of leaking documents that he knows are not intended for release. The Assange we see here is someone whose “pursuit of the truth” appears to have developed from an almost obsessive computer-hacking habit ...


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