As I’ve done for the previous 13 days, god help me, I will be updating news & views on all things WikiLeaks all weekend. All times added at top are ET. For more follow me at Twitter. Read about my latest book here.
11:15 The Guardian still not sure if the Amazon shutdown today was sparked by Anonymous or simply internal error. Also covers the MasterCard hit today and Gawker. On AMazon: "A UK-based member of the group, known by his only pseudonym Coldbloodi, told the Guardian that Anonymous had made ‘a brief attack’ on Amazon earlier on Sunday, but said that all sites were shortly made available again. Discussion within the chat forums where the group attempts to co-ordinate its efforts suggested its members were surprised at the idea that Amazon had gone offline."
11:00 Vatican responds to damaging cables carried by The Guardian. Calls them "unreliable" of course. Surprised they aren’t just trying to transfer them to another parish.
10:30 Since he was jailed in Wandsworth Prison—reputedly in the same cell that once housed Oscar Wilde—Julian Assange does not look a day older, but will photos of him around the world show him suddenly aging rapidly (a la Dorian Gray)?
10:25 New at NYT: How a Canadian company got targeted by WikiLeaks fans—by accident. Ouch.
8:35 David Carr’s column for NYT tomorrow, opens with "Has WikiLeaks changed journalism forever?" Or the other way around, as it has increasingly partnered with MSM. "Notice that with each successive release, WikiLeaks has become more strategic and has been rewarded with deeper, more extensive coverage of its revelations. It’s a long walk from WikiLeaks’s origins as a user-edited site held in common to something more akin to a traditional model of publishing, but seems to be in keeping with its manifesto to deliver documents with maximum possible impact."
8:25 The Guardian with cables showing Sinn Fein leaders allegedly knew of giant IRA bank heist. Plus other Ireland-related cables.
7:25 Words I thought I’d never write: CNN covers Donald Rumsfeld hitting WikiLeaks—on Facebook. Well, he does have a book coming out.