Julian Assange is a phenomenon. The founder of WikiLeaks has in the last several weeks released more than 250,000 secret diplomatic cables from US embassies in a number of countries. His action has also inspired hackers in other parts of the world, like Indonesia, to create Indoleaks, and other “leaks”. It seems hard to halt what he has set in motion.
This event has shown us how a regime of secrecy is so easily unveiled by means of sophisticated information technology and can spread all over the world uncompromisingly.