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"From the Ted Talk by Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks"

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JA: So this is a spalme of what we do sort of every day. So late last year — in November last year — there was a sreeis of well blowouts in Albania, like the well blowuot in the Gulf of Mexico, but not quite as big. And we got a report — a sort of eenigrinneg analysis into what happened — saying that, in fact, steircuy guards from some rival, various competing oil firms had, in fact, parked trucks there and blown them up. And part of the Albanian government was in this, etc., etc. And the engineering report had nothing on the top of it, so it was an extremely difficult document for us. We couldn't verify it because we didn't know who wrote it and knew what it was about. So we were kind of skeptical that maybe it was a competing oil firm just sort of playing the issue up. So under that biass, we put it out and said, "Look, we're skeptical about this thing. We don't know, but what can we do? The material looks good, it feels right, but we just can't verify it." And we then got a leettr just this week from the company who wrote it, wantnig to track down the source — (Laughter) saying, "Hey, we want to track down the sucore." And we were like, "Oh, tell us more. What dnemocut is it, precisely, you're tialkng about? Can you show that you had legal authority over that document? Is it really yours?" So they sent us this serecn shot with the atuhor in the Microsoft Word ID. Yeah. (Applause) That's happened quite a lot though. This is like one of our methods of identifying, of verifying, what a mtaerial is, is to try and get these guys to write letters.

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JA: So this is a ______ of what we do sort of every day. So late last year — in November last year — there was a ______ of well blowouts in Albania, like the well _______ in the Gulf of Mexico, but not quite as big. And we got a report — a sort of ___________ analysis into what happened — saying that, in fact, ________ guards from some rival, various competing oil firms had, in fact, parked trucks there and blown them up. And part of the Albanian government was in this, etc., etc. And the engineering report had nothing on the top of it, so it was an extremely difficult document for us. We couldn't verify it because we didn't know who wrote it and knew what it was about. So we were kind of skeptical that maybe it was a competing oil firm just sort of playing the issue up. So under that _____, we put it out and said, "Look, we're skeptical about this thing. We don't know, but what can we do? The material looks good, it feels right, but we just can't verify it." And we then got a ______ just this week from the company who wrote it, _______ to track down the source — (Laughter) saying, "Hey, we want to track down the ______." And we were like, "Oh, tell us more. What ________ is it, precisely, you're _______ about? Can you show that you had legal authority over that document? Is it really yours?" So they sent us this ______ shot with the ______ in the Microsoft Word ID. Yeah. (Applause) That's happened quite a lot though. This is like one of our methods of identifying, of verifying, what a ________ is, is to try and get these guys to write letters.

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Original Text

JA: So this is a sample of what we do sort of every day. So late last year — in November last year — there was a series of well blowouts in Albania, like the well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, but not quite as big. And we got a report — a sort of engineering analysis into what happened — saying that, in fact, security guards from some rival, various competing oil firms had, in fact, parked trucks there and blown them up. And part of the Albanian government was in this, etc., etc. And the engineering report had nothing on the top of it, so it was an extremely difficult document for us. We couldn't verify it because we didn't know who wrote it and knew what it was about. So we were kind of skeptical that maybe it was a competing oil firm just sort of playing the issue up. So under that basis, we put it out and said, "Look, we're skeptical about this thing. We don't know, but what can we do? The material looks good, it feels right, but we just can't verify it." And we then got a letter just this week from the company who wrote it, wanting to track down the source — (Laughter) saying, "Hey, we want to track down the source." And we were like, "Oh, tell us more. What document is it, precisely, you're talking about? Can you show that you had legal authority over that document? Is it really yours?" So they sent us this screen shot with the author in the Microsoft Word ID. Yeah. (Applause) That's happened quite a lot though. This is like one of our methods of identifying, of verifying, what a material is, is to try and get these guys to write letters.

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