Back by popular demand, at least for a limited run, is my daily collection of items and links related to all things WikiLeaks. I did this for about six months until Wiki news faded and important new issues (and new book Atomic Cover-Up) arose. Now WikiLeaks is very much back in the news, following the leakage of the full file of 250,000 US diplomatic cables—with some new revelations, not found by major media but crowd-sourced this time, starting at Twitter. Then there’s the angry debate about who did it and why and how the password got out (via David Leigh and the Guardian book?). We’ll start posting some of the latest development, as always, latest at the top with the time in ET. And you can still check out my books and e-books The Age of WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning. And away we go.
* MONDAY *
5:40 Remember Geoff Morrell? Pentagon flack who 1) hit Wikileaks repeatedly and 2) defended treatment of Bradley Manning at Quantico? Now, very aptly, named head of communications at ….wait for it ….BP.
10:45 NYT covers those new WikiLeaks cables re: China.
9:20 Dave Winer’s Scripting News: Catching up with Wikileaks. http://r2.ly/d9aa
9:05 Far too many scoops from new cables release from around the world to recount here. The @WikiLeaks Twitter feed linking to many of them.
* SUNDAY *
11:00 "60 Minutes" repeated its Assange interview segment tonight, with a few updates.
6:25 Al Jazeera picks the 5 funniest WikiLeaks cables about ….the war on drugs.
3:20 Lengthy dissection of the controversy over the cables opening wide open, purely on technical terms, by Matt Giuca, concludes that The Guardian mainly at fault. Leigh acted "stupidly" on the password but probably didn’t know better–but should have gotten proper training.