History of Oman Prehistory and ancient history[ edit ] At Aybut Al Auwalin the Dhofar Governorate of Oman, a site was discovered in containing more than surface scatters of stone tools, belonging to a regionally specific African lithic industry —the late Nubian Complex—known previously only from the northeast and Horn of Africa. Two optically stimulated luminescence age estimates place the Arabian Nubian Complex atyears old. This supports the proposition that early human populations moved from Africa into Arabia during the Late Pleistocene.
The two men debated the political problems faced by society, and the technological solutions engendered by the global network—from the Arab Spring to Bitcoin. They outlined radically opposing perspectives: For Schmidt, emancipation is at one with U. In this extract from When Google Met WikiLeaks Assange describes his encounter with Schmidt and how he came to conclude that it was far from an innocent exchange of views.
Eric Schmidt is an influential figure, even among the parade of powerful characters with whom I have had to cross paths since I founded WikiLeaks. The crackdown against our work was in full swing and every wasted moment seemed like an eternity.
It was hard to get my attention. But when my colleague Joseph Farrell told me the executive chairman of Google wanted to make an appointment with me, I was listening. In some ways the higher echelons of Google seemed more distant and obscure to me than the halls of Washington.
We had been locking horns with senior U. The mystique had worn off. But the power centers growing up in Silicon Valley were still opaque and I was suddenly conscious of an opportunity to understand and influence what was becoming the most influential company on earth.
Schmidt had taken over as CEO of Google in and built it into an empire. I was intrigued that the mountain would come to Muhammad. But it was not until well after Schmidt and his companions had been and gone that I came to understand who had really visited me. The stated reason for the visit was a book.
In fact, Cohen had moved to Google from the U. State Department in He became a senior advisor for Secretaries of State Rice and Clinton. His documented love affair with Google began the same year when he befriended Eric Schmidt as they together surveyed the post-occupation wreckage of Baghdad.
Google Ideas was born. Democratic states that have built coalitions of their militaries have the capacity to do the same with their connection technologies.
Schmidt and Cohen said they wanted to interview me. A date was set for June. That summer WikiLeaks was still grinding through the release of U. It was into this ferment that Google projected itself that June, touching down at a London airport and making the long drive up into East Anglia to Norfolk and Beccles.
Schmidt arrived first, accompanied by his then partner, Lisa Shields. When he introduced her as a vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations—a U. Shields herself was straight out of Camelot, having been spotted by John Kennedy Jr.
They sat with me and we exchanged pleasantries. They said they had forgotten their Dictaphone, so we used mine.
We made an agreement that I would forward them the recording and in exchange they would forward me the transcript, to be corrected for accuracy and clarity.
Schmidt plunged in at the deep end, straightaway quizzing me on the organizational and technological underpinnings of WikiLeaks. Three months after the meeting Malcomson would enter the State Department as the lead speechwriter and principal advisor to Susan Rice then U.
At this point, the delegation was one part Google, three parts U. Handshakes out of the way, we got down to business.
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