Well, there wasn't any context. After downloading the book, it was there, straight off the bat in the Introduction.
It doesn't really compare to Assange's 'Hacking, madness and obsession on the electronic frontier'. Dunno, have to read first ..
I peeped into the second interview, to see if there are any pointers. Unfortunately, a lot of it was way over my head, although I recognised some of the names like Swartz and some of the scams by various US agencies. It was sometimes difficult to follow his monologue ...