As I’ve done for the previous 12 days, god help me, I will be updating news & views on all things WikiLeaks all day. All times added at top are ET. For more follow me at Twitter. Read about my latest book here.
UPDATE: Here is my live blog for Friday.
11:50 Dan Ellsberg debates Colbert on show, very truncated and Colbert closes with seemingly serious claim that US "won" war in iraq.
10:40 NYT confirms Reuters story from yesterday about rumored next big WikiLeaks release—on Guantanamo detainees, with Assange holding files on all 800 prisoners from awhile back. "After a Reuters article reported that WikiLeaks has the files of every Guantánamo detainee, a government official told The Times that the government believed the claim was correct and that it referred to a set of nearly 800 detainee ‘threat assessment’ files compiled by the Pentagon during the Bush administration."
10:15 May be apt to (nearly) end the day with this Boing Boing wacky 3-minute video of every single Wiki revelation of the past 12 days. Update: Also appears in my live blog for Friday.
8:55 James Rainey of LA Times on why WikiLeakers are not quite Rosa Parks, plus this advice: "Leaker-people, make your business about the leaks, not your leader. Focus on holding the world’s governments accountable for their actions. Don’t waste your time correcting every slight and bludgeoning every foe."
8:40 We reported earlier mystery of that Wiki-related e-book suddenly disappearing from Amazon. Turns out author himself pulled it, not Amazon.
8:30 Wired: Military bans thumb drives, disks, threatens court martials, to stop leaks.
8:20 SarahPac.com STILL down… like a caribou gunned down, one might say…
5:40 Assange attorney, after meeting with him for one hour only, says Assange wishes to defend himself against charges he is directing or applauding hacking: "It is absolutely false. He did not make any such instruction, and indeed he sees that as a deliberate attempt to conflate hacking organisations [with] WikiLeaks, which is not a hacking organisation. It is a news organisation and a publisher."