Assange spoke via live video at the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art revealing connections between Google and the State Department.
Not too long ago, Google’s senior management represented by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen met with Assange to interview him for their new book “The New Digital Age: Re-shaping the Future of People, Nations and Business.” But that was only a covert motive, according to the WikiLeaks founder.
"Google wants to ingratiate itself in the national security complex of the US and [establish] itself as a new geopolitical visionary. You might think this meeting is evidence that the big boys at Google are secretly on the side of WikiLeaks. That's not true; they have a much more complex agenda."
Assange revealed that after the meeting Schmidt and Cohen had allegedly reported at the highest level instead of using the material for just their book.
So what is Google’s role in all this? The WikiLeaks founder says there is a tight bond between the search behemoth and the State Department as Google is "doing stuff the government and CIA can't do".
"At this level of American society, it's all musical chairs," he stressed. Assange also spoke about the free and humane roots of Google, but claims the company has changed radically as it has grown larger.
source: ISEA via The Register