After going into some detail to describe how large data collection organizations like Google are so vulnerable to government surveillance efforts, I was particularly intrigued by Assange's lengthy response to the following question in which he explained that small organizations can frequently outmaneuver huge secret government surveillance agencies:
You have said that small organisations like WikiLeaks have an advantage, in that they don’t have the bureaucratic problems that large organisations do. Is there potential to oppose the government with micro-political organisations?His answer reminded me of incidents which I have frequently observed outside my window in rural Washington state. I have often seen black birds attacking eagles which come too close to black birds' nests, and it is clear that the eagles are no match for these assaults. This is simply because black birds can easily outmaneuver the much larger eagles while in flight.
(Tomorrow I will post the 2nd installment of this fascinating interview.)