As I’ve done for more than twelve 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 to early February, in print or as e-book
UPDATE: Here’s the Friday edition of this blog.
8:50 PayPal has announced, after wide publcity and protest, on its company blog that it has lifted its "temporary" block on the Courage to Resist fund backing Bradley Manning. See explanation here.
8:45 New op-ed at NYT claims "peak oil panic" caused by that Saudi cable recently is nothing, people in field knew about the guy’s claims for long time, and etc. "More important, his claims don’t stand up to scrutiny."
6:55 Tweet from @WikiFugasPT "Portuguese newspaper Expresso got 772 cables from Lisbon (from Politiken). Will start publishing on Saturday."
6:20 Here’s full transcript of that chat Assange did at Swedish paper today…Julian in the lion’s den…
6:10 Special one-day sale of e-book for my The Age of WIkiLeaks just ended here but still low-cost at $4.99. It works for Kindle, Blackberry, iPhone, Android, iPad, web reading, more. It has been hailed by Dan Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, more. Print edition here.
5:05 Wired: Pay Pal denies anything political about it freezing that Bradley Manning support fund. "Asked why, if the Courage to Resist account was opened in 2006, PayPal hadn’t raised the issue of linking it to a bank account earlier, Nayar did not have an immediate response. He said only that nonprofit organizations are allowed to open accounts easily and quickly."
4:00 I’m told by my a source in Sweden that the country’s largest paper will be hosting live chat with Assange in just a few minutes. Here is link.