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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Made an Appearance in America on Sunday — but in a Fascinating Way Only Made Possible by Technology

"Really, really pissed off."

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange might be living in political exile, but he gave a high five Sunday to Google CEO Eric Schmidt on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket.

Assange, who was granted political asylum and is currently being held at the Ecuadorian Embassy to the United Kingdom in London, spoke to Schmidt during a hologram address at the Nantucket Project's annual conference.

Holography is used to make one appear as though they are in one place when they are not physically present. And in Assange's case, he wasn't even in the same country.

During the address, Assange launched a series of attacks against Schmidt, according to New York Magazine.

Assange claimed that the cover of Schmidt's book, "How Google Works"is "remarkably similar" to to the cover of his own book, "When Google Met WikiLeaks." Assange added that while Google markets itself as a provider of free services by collecting personal data information for optimized advertising, he added that what the company is actually doing is "basically what the National Security Agency is doing."

Those were just two of the things that Assange said makes him "really, really pissed off." But in the end, Assange and Schmidt appeared to hash things out with a high five -- sort of:

 

(H/T: New York Magazine)

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