As I’ve done for more than 14 weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET in USA. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, updated to early February, in print or an e-book.
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9:40 Financial Times: U.S. probing Anonymous call to go after jailers of Manning, which we covered earlier today. Quantico spokesman Lt. Agustin Solivan said officials had referred the matter to law enforcement and counter-intelligence agencies. “We are aware of the threat and any threats to defence department information systems and networks are taken seriously,” he said. “The intent or stating that you are going to commit a crime is a crime in itself,” he added. Barrett Brown, often described as an Anonymous spokesman, said he was not alarmed about the prospect of prosecution. “My feeling is I’m going down anyway so I may as well do it with gusto.”
7:20 The biggest leak of all? McClatchy on the files seized by citizens in Egypt (this confirms much of what reported two days ago). "Less than a month after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s caretaker government faces a new crisis: what to do about thousands of documents that protesters seized from State Security offices over the weekend. " They are "salacious and sinister," including sex tape. Don’t miss photo of woman holding her file.
7:15 Just revealed today: CIA web site, and email system, knocked out last Thursday. Now probing if hackers or not. "Some cyber experts say the disruption may have been caused by a denial of service attack perpetrated by pranksters to show off their skills, rather than a terrorist act committed by a foreign government."
7:05 Wired with new timeline of Manning’s alleged leaks.
6:15 Marking 100th day of this blog, print edition of my "The Age of WikiLeaks" book on sale today only for $9.95. Also available ain various e-editions.
5:40 Scott Horton of Harper’s with new piece on the Manning treatment. "The brig commander at Quantico should consider carefully whether it is really wise to deal with a young whistleblower by using watered-down versions of the tools of tyrannical oppression with which regimes like Mubarak, Ben Ali, and Qaddafi are so closely associated."