Being confined to an Ecuadorean embassy in London hasn’t stopped Julian Assange, founder of the infamous WikiLeaks, from playing his part in “the resistance.” Not only does he broadcast a TV show called The World Tomorrow, a program for Russian channel RT, but he’s also got a new book coming out about freedom and the Internet’s future.
The book, titled Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet, is based on a June broadcast of his TV show that included an interview with three Cyberphunk activists — U.S.-based Jacob Applebaum, France’s Jeremie Zimmermann and Germany’s Andy Müller-Maguhn. (The Cyberphunk movement actually spawned WikiLeaks. It originally came from the Cypherpunks’ Electronic Mailing List, which was the brainchild of activists who set out to support Internet privacy and security via cryptography more than 20 years ago.) The men talked about cyber threats, hacker attacks and anti-piracy legislation and if/how that infringes on online privacy.
The book will be published in a paperback version (as well as electronic) on November 26, says U.S. publisher OR Books, and the three interviewees are credited as co-authors.