As I’ve done for more than ten 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, in print or as e-book.
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10:40 CEO of one of three data intel firms exposed yesterday for planning to attack WikiLeaks on behalf of BOA has cut ties — and, remarkably, apologized to a prime target, Glenn Greenwald.
9:40 WikiLeaks pushing sales in their new shop today. Yes, beyond the expected mugs and t-shirts (many with Assange’s face on them), they now have scarves, duffel bags, laptop sleeves, and umbrellas. 5% off today!
8:40 Jack Goldsmith, former asst atty general under Bush, in Wash Post op-ed: Why U.S. should not go after Assange. "The government should fully investigate how this major breach of national security occurred. But prosecuting Assange would be a mistake. The first problem with going after Assange is that the effort is likely to fail….A failed attempt to prosecute Assange would be worse than not prosecuting him. It would make the United States look even more ineffectual than it does as a result of the leak."
8:25 As noted earlier, in answer to many requests, you can now order my new and updated The Age of WikiLeaks book for Kindle, iPad, Blackberry, Android, web viewing, for only $4.99. Print version still here.
5:15 Cables this week painted Argentina gov’t allowing much corruption to go on. Now a vtop official there denounces US diplomats who are a “lazy joke…. They gather cheap gossip from opposition websites in order to justify their paychecks.”
5:00 Think Progress with exclusive on data firms part of the planned attack on WikiLeaks (and supporters like Glenn Greenwald) also involved with U.S. Chamber of Commerce intrigue.
4:45 WikiLeaks satire site with its own “cables,” launched by Onion vets. SILVIO BERLUSCONI RECEIVES $300 (US) EVERY TIME A NEW OLIVE GARDEN OPENS And so on. SECURITY OFFICIALS: IRAQI DETAINEES ACCIDENTALLY WALKED INTO SEVERAL BLUNT OBJECTS, FELL ONTO LIVE ELECTRICAL WIRE, ETC.