As I’ve done for more than six 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 email@example.com. Information on some my books here.
10:05 Senators Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins w/ op-ed in WSJ tomorrow on how to prevent the next WikiLeaks dump. "We all support transparency, but these criminal leaks were not about open government. WikiLeaks’s recklessness compromised our national security and could put the lives of our citizens, soldiers and allies at risk."
9:55 Rep. Peter King wants to ban companies dealling with WikiLeaks at all. He "asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Wednesday to prohibit people and companies within the U.S. from doing business with the Wikileaks website that has publicized hundreds of thousands of secret government documents.
"King said the prohibition should also extend to Wikileaks’ founder, Julian Assange. Both ought to be placed on the Specially Designated National and Blocked Persons List, which the Treasury Department can use to bar companies and individuals subject to U.S. jurisdiction from conducting business with a given entity, King said."
6:30 Fresh video interview with Icelandic MP in DOJ / Twitter case (now in Canada).
5:50 Given current events, obviously a good time to re-visit the leaked cable on Tunisia.
5:30 The Atlantic and Boing Boing cover the hassling of Appelbaum (see just below).
4:35 Amazing but true: Remember print? I will actually have a piece on WikiLeaks in the next issue of The Nation.
4:10 Jeff Jarvis tweets re: the below: "Note that @ioerror is not a security threat. He is an information threat." My view: Appelbaum you should have given them a thumb drive marked Lady Gaga, might have blown their minds.
3:45 Jacob Appelbaum (left), connected to WIkiLeaks and involved in the DOJ vs. Twitter move, tweeting now on again being subjected to search and harassment at Seattle airport. @ioerror