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6:35 We had it first (see below) but here’s The Guardian on Assange’s speech at Cambridge today. "It [the web] is not a technology that favours freedom of speech. It is not a technology that favours human rights. It is not a technology that favours civil life. Rather it is a technology that can be used to set up a totalitarian spying regime, the likes of which we have never seen. Or, on the other hand, taken by us, taken by activists, and taken by all those who want a different trajectory for the technological world, it can be something we all hope for."
6:10 Daily Telegraph: In new cable, " An official from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in December 2008 that safety rules were out of date and strong earthquakes would pose a ‘serious problem’ for nuclear power stations. The Japanese government pledged to upgrade safety at all of its nuclear plants, but will now face inevitable questions over whether it did enough….The cables also disclose how the Japanese government opposed a court order to shut down another nuclear power plant in western Japan because of concerns it could not withstand powerful earthquakes."
6:05 Sneak peek at upcoming Assange/WikiLeaks DVD.
3:35 Physicians for Human Rights in U.S. hit role of psychiatrists in Manning detention. "The group sees the psychiatrists as trapped in a classic case of "dual loyalty", where their obligations to the military chain of command may conflict with their medical duty to protect their patient."
3:30 Micah Sifry on the Crowley firing, Obama and "Open Government."
1:55 Assange arrives at Cambridge U to speak, first big appearance in months. "More than 500 students queued throughout the afternoon." Here is student tweeting the whole thing (no recording was allowed), including questions. Just reported, "Someone removed from chamber."