WikiLeaks ex-spokesman penning tell-all
Ex-WikiLeaker Daniel Domscheit-Berg's book will be out in February.
January 6th, 2011
12:53 PM ET

WikiLeaks ex-spokesman penning tell-all

A man who played an instrumental role in the WikiLeaks website is penning a memoir that will hit stores February 15. No, it's not Julian Assange. We're talking about Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who abruptly quit WikiLeaks as its spokesman in September. His book will debut just weeks after a Vanity Fair article that promises to reveal the dramatic back story about the Guardian and New York Times' dealings with Assange.

"Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website" will "reveal the evolution, finances, and inner tensions" of WikiLeaks, according to Crown Publishing. Domscheit-Berg will also explain why he left WikiLeaks and his "disenchantment with the organization's lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and the increasing concentration of power by Assange," according to a David Drake, the senior executive vice president of publicity at Crown.

Since leaving WikiLeaks, Domscheit-Berg has said he plans to launch OpenLeaks.org, a site that will share information - obtained from anonymous sources - with outlets such as news media and nonprofit rights groups that are best able to report it.

The book will tell the story of how Domscheit-Berg met Assange in 2007 at the Chaos Computer Club, a controversial hacker group based in Germany. CCC once reportedly published a German politician's fingerprints to protest using identity technology on passports.

Domscheit-Berg worked with WikiLeaks for several years, helping coordinate significant leaks, including information about a corrupt election in Kenya and the release of a classified video showing a U.S. Apache helicopter firing at and killing civilians (including two journalists) on the ground in Iraq.

It was reported in December that Assange had signed book deals worth more than $1 million.

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  1. very important person

    Almost all died except for one little girl who was smuggled by ship to america.She grew healthy and strong and sold Amway products door to door.One day as she was selling products door to door an old man asked her if she had ever posed for pictures.He explained that posing for pictures in the nude was how most american girls make it.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Don

    Assange's supporters seem quite perturbed that the leaks thus far have failed to bring any change except that of angering the majority of the American public.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. very important person

    Don thank god,these people are mad.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. very important person

    damn you CNN,let me finish my story

    January 7, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. very important person

    ever notice how some farts smell like roasted peanuts?

    January 7, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. very important person

    farts?.....you let me get away with farts,but you wont let me finish my story?...blastid

    January 7, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. very important person

    everyone calm down,I contacted the staff at CNN and let them know we have a certain someone here disrupting the conversation.Don,sorry buddy but you have to leave.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. very important person

    I don't know Assange,but I bet when he's at a party he says I have to take a wikileak everytime he goes to the bathroom.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Free the Leaf

    make it from hemp.

    http://www.facebook.com/free.the.leaf
    cannabis=industry.medicine.peace.

    January 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. John Jackson

    Every country has their privacy. US Business belongs to US unless they choose to show the world what they want, its thier businness. My country has their stuff & proud of my country even if they got dirt on them no government is prefect. I wanna see Assange post his address, SSN, & credit card on wikileaks for the world to see. Hypocrite

    January 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Nabuguy

    Julian Assange is no criminal. He has no blood on his hands and committed no crime, he is just an ordinary man trying to live a life free of government corruption. No government is perfect and every government keeps things secret, but when the most powerful country gets away with corruption what happens then?

    January 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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