As I’ve done for more than eight 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. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on some of my books here.
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10:20: CNN: Quantico military official defends putting Manning on suicide watch.
10:10 In the Palestine Papers leaks today, U.S. general who helped train Palestinian security was aware that they tortured people.
10:00 Dispatches from the Digital Frontier on the era of leaks brought in by WikiLeaks, the Al Jazeera impact, and more.
6:00 Charlie Savage at NYT with new update on Manning case and comparisons to the Bush-era, scandalous Yee episode years ago. But as Glenn Greenwald tweets: "difference: no Dems defended" the Yee "travesty."
4:50 Assange tells AP in London that WIkiLeaks now seeking SIXTY media partners to spread the release of the almost 99% of cable still not published. Would be dramatic expansion of its collaborative efforts and in line with much else happening this week. But outlets would have to agree to full redaction of names. "Sometimes, that could mean doing what Assange called ‘triangulating the politics of a country’ — giving documents to a left-wing paper in a country with a right-wing government, or offering cables to conservative titles in countries with a left-leaning administration."
4:20 Paging Glenn Greenwald: Wired’s Kim Zetter, involved in the magazine’s scoops and coverage on Manning, just out with piece suggesting that the only reason the military has not been able to link Manning directly to Assange is because Manning probably erased the evidence. This will cause must discussion, stay tuned. Also see new CBS report claiming Assange not off the hook in this case either.
Zetter: "If it’s true that investigators have found no evidence linking Manning and Assange, it may be because Manning allegedly erased it from his system. He discussed doing so in his chats with Lamo, wherein he noted that any incriminating evidence of his activities had been “zerofilled”, or erased, from his computers."