As I’ve done for more than 13 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, just updated to early February, in print or as e-book.
UPDATE: Here’s the Tuesday version of this blog.
11:40 As I predicted, Stephen Colbert did open his show tonight with a segment on the notorious ‘hacking’ of his face last Thursday with a V for Vendetta or "Anonymous" mask. He freeze- framed to show the image, then flatly declared Anonymous had hacked him–tongue in cheek most likely, but who knows? He continued in a llghthearted challenge to Anonymous over its hacking of the Koch Brothers (no, not Charlie Sheen and Emilio) site, suggesting if they really wanted to get ahead they needed to change their name to Anonymous for Prosperity.
10:00 Wash Post: Dems in House call for probe of Hunton and Williams, coming out of the anti-WikiLeaks scheme and more and related to U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "The call for a congressional probe marks the latest development in the controversy over tens of thousands of e-mails stolen from HBGary Federal, whose computer system was attacked in early February by members of a loose collective of unidentified hackers known as Anonymous"
7:25 After success of last week’s e-book sale: Now the print edition of my WikiLeaks book slashed to $8.95 for one day only. Print site (and link to e-book) here.
7:00 Whoa, Nelly: You’ll recall our reports last week on Beyonce and Mariah Carey taking a cool million from one of Gaddafi kids to sing for their supper, as exposed by WikiLeaks cables. Now songbird Nelly Furtado has revealed–before any new cables arrives–that she too got a million for singing for a Gaddafi and pals in Italy, and is donating the money to charity to take the stink off. Others newly linked to getting Gaddafi money include: Lindsay Lohan, Russell Simons, Jay-Z, Jon Bon Jov.
5:40 Threat Post scoop: HBGary’s Barr says he is stepping down, three weeks after his anti-Wikileaks scheme became known. "Though Barr and HBGary were the victims of the hack, the contents of the e-mail messages divulged plans that cast both in an unflattering light. Among them were data mining efforts and mentions of possible disinformation campaigns on behalf of a ‘large U.S. bank’ and the law firm that represents the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that seem to run afoul of civil liberties and professional ethics."
5:15 Beans spilled on Chile: Long hidden document on Ted Kennedy’s plans to rent a Chilean brothel for one night in 1961. Not a WikiLeaks doc but controversy over why secret held for so long. "The FBI’s reluctance to follow the law and release this material shows that it, too, is not above politics," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. "We will continue to investigate why the FBI improperly chose to keep this information secret."