Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency

Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency

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WikiLeaks' release of a massive trove of secret official documents has riled politicians from across the spectrum, welcoming in the Age of Transparency. But political analyst and writer Micah Sifry argues that WikiLeaks is not the whole story: it is a symptom, an indicator of an ongoing generational and philosophical struggle between older, closed systems, and the new open culture of the Internet. Sifry, who has worked with and knows Julian Assange, cogently explores the implications of WikiLeaks' ascendancy.Bruce Sterling, a€œThe Blast Shack, a€ December 22, 2010, www.webstock. blog/2010/the-blast-shack. ... Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, M-11-08, Office of Management and Budget, January 3, 2011. ... house-Heather-Brooke-lighting-fuse-biggest-political-scandal -time. html.

Title:Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency
Author:Micah L. Sifry
Publisher:OR Books - 2011


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