As I’ve done for five months, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times ET. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about or order my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.
UPDATE: Here’s the Thursday edition of this blog.
5:40 Shep Smith on OBL killing, photos and the "post-WIkiLeaks world." He has been one of more vocal mainstream WL backers, in the main.
5:30 Many, including my colleague @kgosztola will be tweeting big WikiLeaks panel in NY w/ PJ Crowley, Assange attorney,.others @ 6:30
1:45 @nycsouthpaw: tweets: "EXCLUSIVE: President Obama has decided that Julian Assange will release the Bin Laden photos."
1:25 Irish Leaks launches and one of the few such sites to actually launch with a leak! Although they properly note that the recording is not quite confirmed.
12:25 The Hindu newspaper in India, which has been publishing cables for weeks, now comes up with one suggesting that Pakistan pushed for release from Gitmo one of Osama’s associates, a "businessman" with a particularly unsavory track record, including he allegedly :plotted to acquire chemical and other weapons for al-Qaeda."
10:25 Steve Aftergood, secrecy expert, says annual costs of keeping secrets in U.S. government hits record $10 billion this year. "The estimated costs of the national security classification system grew by 15% last year to reach $10.17 billion, according to the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). It was the first time that annual secrecy costs in government were reported to exceed $10 billion."
10:15 PJ Crowley has just joined big Index on Censorship panel tonight in NYC.
9:15 Manning’s friend David House tweets: "Appears like Bradley is finally being treated in a humane and dignified fashion. Thanks to everyone who made this possible." See item below for lawyer’s report last night.
9:00 This came out yesterday but now Forbes writer joins in claims that cables show Pakistan knew where Osame was long ago.