Organization[ edit ] An intelligence officer's clothing, accessories, and behavior must be as unremarkable as possible — their lives and others' may depend on it. A spy is a person employed to seek out top secret information from a source. Within the United States Intelligence Community"asset" is a more common usage.
In this extract from his new book When Google Met WikileaksWikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department -- and what that means for the future of the internet.
The crackdown against our work was in full swing and every wasted moment seemed like an eternity. It was hard to get my attention. But when my colleague Joseph Farrell told me the executive chairman of Google wanted to make an appointment with me, I was listening.
In some ways the higher echelons of Google seemed more distant and obscure to me than the halls of Washington. We had been locking horns with senior US officials for years by that point.
The mystique had worn off. But the power centers growing up in Silicon Valley were still opaque and I was suddenly conscious of an opportunity to understand and influence what was becoming the most influential company on earth.
Schmidt had taken over as CEO of Google in and built it into an empire. But it was not until well after Schmidt and his companions had been and gone that I came to understand who had really visited me.
He became a senior advisor for Secretaries of State Rice and Clinton. Google Ideas was born.
They offer a new way to exercise the duty to protect citizens around the world [emphasis added]. The echoes of these events on online social media became a spectacle for Western internet users.
The professional commentariat, keen to rationalize uprisings against US-backed dictatorships, branded them "Twitter revolutions. They said they wanted to interview me. A date was set for June.
Eric Schmidt first attended the CGI annual meeting at its opening plenary in Mark Lennihan By the time June came around there was already a lot to talk about. That summer WikiLeaks was still grinding through the release of US diplomatic cables, publishing thousands of them every week.
It was into this ferment that Google projected itself that June, touching down in a London airport and making the long drive up into East Anglia to Norfolk and Beccles. Schmidt arrived first, accompanied by his then partner, Lisa Shields. When he introduced her as a vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations—a US foreign-policy think tank with close ties to the State Department—I thought little more of it.
Shields herself was straight out of Camelot, having been spotted by John Kennedy Jr. They sat with me and we exchanged pleasantries. They said they had forgotten their dictaphone, so we used mine.
We made an agreement that I would forward them the recording and in exchange they would forward me the transcript, to be corrected for accuracy and clarity. Schmidt plunged in at the deep end, straightaway quizzing me on the organizational and technological underpinnings of WikiLeaks.
Some time later Jared Cohen arrived. Three months after the meeting Malcomson would enter the State Department as the lead speechwriter and principal advisor to Susan Rice then US ambassador to the United Nations, now national security advisor. He had previously served as a senior advisor at the United Nations, and is a longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
At the time of writing, he is the director of communications at the International Crisis Group. Handshakes out of the way, we got down to business. His questions often skipped to the heart of the matter, betraying a powerful nonverbal structural intelligence.
It was the same intellect that had abstracted software-engineering principles to scale Google into a megacorp, ensuring that the corporate infrastructure always met the rate of growth. This was a person who understood how to build and maintain systems: My world was new to him, but it was also a world of unfolding human processes, scale, and information flows.
He grasped structural relationships quickly, but struggled to verbalize many of them, often shoehorning geopolitical subtleties into Silicon Valley marketese or the ossified State Department microlanguage of his companions. I found Cohen a good listener, but a less interesting thinker, possessed of that relentless conviviality that routinely afflicts career generalists and Rhodes scholars.
As you would expect from his foreign-policy background, Cohen had a knowledge of international flash points and conflicts and moved rapidly between them, detailing different scenarios to test my assertions. But it sometimes felt as if he was riffing on orthodoxies in a way that was designed to impress his former colleagues in official Washington.
Malcomson, older, was more pensive, his input thoughtful and generous.75 thoughts on “ Harry Potter Comes To Your House ” Dracojames November 16, at pm.
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