Monday, April 22, 2013

Julian Assange & Eric Schmidt recording on wikileaks

Here is a conversation that was posted this past Friday on wikileaks.  It's mostly Julian Assange (of wikileaks) and Google CEO Eric Schmidt talking about the Fourth Estate and how they feel it's the public's right to have access to the primary source of information about the breaking news stories and the implications for governments to censor the web. It's a lengthy conversation recorded while the pair dine with Jared Cohen, a former Secretary of State advisor to Hillary Clinton, Scott Malcomson, Director of Speechwriting for Ambassador Susan Rice at the US State Department and current Communications Director of the International Crisis Group, and Lisa Shields, Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations. The information was being used for a book that is being released tomorrow titled "The New Digital World" by Cohen and Schmidt.  The full transcript of the conversation is provided as well.

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