On the podcast this week, Micah Sifry, co-founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, editor of techPresident.com, and author of the new book, Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency, discusses government transparency. Sifry talks about the various purposes of government transparency, technology’s effect on it, and bi-partisan competition that can promote it. He also discusses Bradley Manning’s case, the evolution of WikiLeaks, and the transparency, or lack thereof, within the WikiLeaks organization.
- “WikiLeaks, Assange, and Why There’s No Turning Back,” by Sifry at the Huffington Post
- “WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency: Micah Sifry explores the history, successes and failures of online transparency,” BoingBoing
- “April Book of the Month: ‘WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency,'” Yale Books