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, 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. Drool

    Gee who would have guessed there would be book deals to come out of this Wikileaks fiasco. Humanity is predictable. Assange will be coming out with one too. I'm not buying this Robin Hood stuff anymore.

    January 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    maybe we need more robinhood stuff?

    January 6, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    after all the top 3 percent been stickin it to us 4 along time and using our bucks to do it. they didnt give their money to bail out the banks that caused this recession with no accountability or payback required! it was ours!

    January 6, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Me

    Chrissy I agree, but both parties are in on it. Whenever someone blows the whistle on something they usually are doing it so they can enter that top 3 percent. It's all one big theatrical lie. Bush and Obama both led the charge to give our money away, yet people are convinced their political ideology is the correct one. It's a scam

    January 7, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    im not sure how hitler comes into play here? but im sick to death of politics as usual! i live in mich and it truly is one of the hardest hit states in america! but im glad obama had the good sense to make the auto bailouts accountable and required repay,

    January 7, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Julian Assange

    January 7, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    sorry julian but thats just a load of crap! why would we want to turn an aphganistan male into a christian white woman? that makes no sense cuz us christian white women dont walk on water contrary to popular belief lol

    January 7, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. the rumsfeld gucci concept

    exactly.. Turn all the world into tell all gucci handbag soundbites and try to make progress look like western style "enlightenment"... Ignore the simple facts that critical components of european advancements including science method pre concepts arise directly from people of thesame origins under such focus.. See the u.s. .mil program called> Human terrain mapping...look it up and be astonished. Bigotry without end? You decide.

    January 7, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. the rumsfeld gucci concept

    maybe dealing the human terrain maps of bevis and butthead u.s...would be a far better choice. But wait... That would not be news...that would be those tasty worldwide internet sharing bevis and butthead "secrets" they seek a truly "free" world. lol

    January 7, 2011 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. Shrubbery


    January 7, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. very important person

    I am with GAGA on this one.I am just gaga over everything she has to say here,the rest of you nerds nned to go wikileak to a blowup doll.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. very important person

    I told Assange a secret once when we were in school together,and the next day everyone knew I wore my grandmothers underware.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. very important person

    wikileaks has announced that it has the secret Bush in the bathtub tape,the one where he curses the rubber duck in broken spanish,followed by dunking the duck under water in the name of jesus

    January 7, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. very important person

    Wow I capped Bush' name,but not Jesus.I couldn't figure why my neighbors were outside of my window with torches in hand.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  15. very important person

    my neighbors are very fast.they once chased a jew around the block,and he was riding a bike.they almost caught him but then god's hand came down to help.God forced the mob back by throwing balls of fire at them killing them all.......FIN

    January 7, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
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