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11:05 Another one of the endless number of fairly minor but fascinating tales that come out of the cables, usually abroad, this one featuring Norway severing ties with WalMart over "ethical" issues.
10:45 A lot of WikiLeaks cables this week have talked Turkey and now NYT with a major piece.
7:50 Just so you know, WSJ wants Assange to send his book money to Zimbadwe to cover "collateral damage" he (allegedly) caused. No word on where Bush should send his much higher checks.
6:30 First sighting of a bio-pic, for big or small screen, reported: "An upcoming biography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to be turned into a feature film, Variety is reporting. The Most Dangerous Man in the World, an upcoming biography of Assange penned by Australian reporter Andrew Fowler, has been optioned by Josephson Entertainment, the production company behind TV series Bones, and Michelle Krumm Prods., a production company that appears to be behind absolutely nothing. Barry Josephson, of Josephson Entertainment, said the upcoming film, “is this generation’s suspenseful drama with global impact.” Cate Blanchett, an Aussie who played Dylan, might be perfect for this role, too.
4:35 Jennifer Lynch at EFF with a good study titled, Social Media and Law Enforcement, Who Gets What Data and When. "We have been investigating how the government seeks information from social networking sites such as Twitter and how the sites respond to these requests in our ongoing social networking Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request."
3:30 Joshua Norman at CBS News posts full story about Open Leaks and a video. "OpenLeaks co-founder Herbert Snorrason said OpenLeaks is much more than just a visible disagreement with Assange’s way of doing things. They will not only provide a ‘technical infrastructure’ for leaking materials anonymously that protects all parties involved, but the site will represent a growing online effort proclaiming to fight the corrupt, powerful entities of the world by spilling their secrets."