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24 August 2014

When Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Beat WikiLeaks and Google

When Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Beat WikiLeaks and Google, August 24, 2014

By John Young "Cryptome" (New York, NY)

This review is from: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Kindle Edition)

A highly entertaining story, WTF.

Compared to Julian Assange's "When Google Met WikiLeaks," just out and read just after WTF, WTF envisions a deliciously horrifying cyber dystopia greatly exceeding Assange's and Google's Eric Schmidt's widely differing visions of global utopians, that is, monetizing to the max under guise of public service.

Shafer draws upon similarly bountiful digital cornucopia of WikiLeaks and Google to confabulate a thrilling, disturbing, enthralling tale through vivid characters beyond the good and evil spit-swapped between Julian and Eric. Shafer does not put you to sleep the dreams of titanic self-importance, although there are such characters in WTF who share their narcissism of top-down ambition.