[codergeeks] Assange on the Cypherpunks mailing list
gfoster at entersection.org
Sun Dec 12 13:23:56 CST 2010
John Young is the publisher of Cryptome, a website publishing secrets
since June 1996. He has stepped up to provide a useful contrarian
viewpoint on the motivations of Assange and the Wikileaks project.
Young was invited to participate in the founding of the organization,
going so far as to put his contact information on the original domain
registration. He stepped away after deciding the organization had
intent to sell acquired information to interested parties. When doing
so, he decided to publish the redacted contents of a private Wikileaks
organizer mailing list (December 2006 - January 2007):
That was followed up with the cleartext of the next two days of
communications on the list, names and email addresses included:
On 12/12/10 2:53 AM, Gregory Foster wrote:
> A film adaptation of Suelette Dreyfus' text was created called "In the
> Realm of the Hackers" (2002).
> Dreyfus appears throughout the dramatized documentary, which focuses
> on the life of the Australian hacker known as "Electron" during the
> late 80's and early 90's. My understanding is this is the same time
> period Assange was active in the Australian underground scene; he is
> formally credited as a Technical Consultant on the film.
> Here's a source for the film I've confirmed is active & seeded:
> P.S. - If anyone doubts Assange's hacker pedigree, grok this:
> On 12/10/10 3:08 AM, Gregory Foster wrote:
>> I just found a way to retrieve 160 messages Julian Assange posted to
>> the Cypherpunks mailing list between December 1996 and August 2002:
>> I could use some help digging in.
>> Suelette Dreyfus is the author of the book Assange provided research
>> for called *Underground: Tales of hacking, madness and obsession on
>> the electronic frontier*, ISBN10: 1863305955, (Random House
>> Australia, June 1997). They released the full text in 2001 and it's
>> available for download here:
Gregory Foster || gfoster at entersection.org
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