12/2/22 John Young on Cryptome, Wikileaks and the Persecution of Julian Assange

by | Dec 9, 2022 | Interviews

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Scott talks with John Young of Cryptome.org about his attempt to join the Julian Assange indictment as a co-defendant. Before Wikileaks published redacted versions of the State Department cables leaked by Chelsea Manning, Cryptome got access and published the entire collection of unredacted cables. Young believes that his inclusion in the indictment would weaken the state’s case against Assange. Scott and Young also talk about the early days of Cryptome and the state of classified documents on the internet today. 

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John Young is the cofounder of Cryptome.org, one of the earliest databases of classified documents on the internet. 

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