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8:50 Anonymous member is claiming big BOA leak coming, from them (via former employee) on Monday, they post a teaser, but who know what his amounts to.
8:40 Good Wired review of decision in Twitter 3 case—with EFF promising the appeal, and much more.
7:30 ACLU hits ruling today on the Twitter 3. “This ruling gives the government the ability to secretly amass private information related to individuals’ Internet communications. Except in extraordinary circumstances, the government should not be able to obtain this information in secret. That’s not how our system works,” said Aden Fine, staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. “If this ruling stands, our client may be prevented from challenging the government’s requests to other companies because she might never know if and how many other companies have been ordered to turn over information about her.”
6:00 New piece by Dan Ellsberg in the Guardian: “The Shameful Abuse of Bradley Manning.” On Obama today saying the Pentagon had assurded they were treating Manning okay: “If Obama believes that, he’ll believe anything. I would hope he would know better than to ask the perpetrators whether they’ve been behaving appropriately. I can just hear President Nixon saying to a press conference the same thing: ‘I was assured by the the White House Plumbers that their burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s doctor in Los Angeles was appropriate and met basic standards.’”
5:20 Here’s pdf of full magistrate’s decision against the “Twitter 3” today.
4:30 Wash Post: Federal magistrate in Alexandria, Va. (site of the federal grand jury probing Assange) rules against the “Twitter 3” linked to Wikileaks who are attempting to keep info from Twitter going to DOJ. She also said some material on case that had been unsealed could be released.