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5:25 Good Mother Jones backgrounder on Stratfor and what the emails reveal about it (and its ambitions) so far. And David Corn now with piece raising question of whether Statfor got access to some materials seized in raid that killed bin Laden. Quotes from emails. Asks: "Has Stratfor, which maintains various contracts with the Defense Department and other federal agencies, penetrated the US intelligence establishment for its own benefit?:
5:15 Cole Stryker at Salon: WikiLeaks enters its "new phase" by partnering with Anonymous ushering in new era for "hacktivism." Excerpt: "This is huge; it’s the first time Anonymous has ever cooperated with an aboveground entity, lending an unprecedented amount of political legitimacy to the often inscrutable group. But why? What do these strange bedfellows have to gain from collaboration? With this new collaboration, Anonymous has obtained new credibility, and WikiLeaks has obtained a hugely valuable new source. This potentially powerful alliance could point to the future of the leak economy, and this awkward symbiosis provides each party with exactly what they need to move forward. A new age of transparency activism may have just begun."
4:10 Federal Judge: Halliburton may have set me up in double sex case.
3:15 InfoWorld headline: "Extremely Hacked and Incredibly Dense."
3:10 The Telegraph: Email finds Stratfor guy claiming Osama bin Laden was very much in steady contact wtih Pakistan spy agency.
3:00 Talking Points Memo piece not impressed by news coming out of the emails so far. And Wired’s @DangerRoom feed joked: "Wow, these
#Stratfor emails are really hot stuff. Next up: George Friedman’s coveted tapioca pudding recipe." That’s Friedman, at left.