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10:15 I linked to the live tweeting of this event earlier but here is wrapup plus the tweeting at WL Central: editors from the 5 news outlets involved in the first stage of Cablegate (inc. NYT and Guardian) debate it. Bill Keller continues his WikiLeaks-changed-nothing charade.
8:35 From Independent in London: Nations prepare for "hacklash" — that would be hacking protest — as judge’s ruling on Assange extradition arrives tomorrow morning 10 a.m. (UK times). Assange lawyers "expect the worst.." Anonymous "has called on supporters to flood British government websites with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a relatively simple method of shutting down a website by flooding it with requests for information."
8:15 No photos of Mariah "Cash And" Carey singing for Gaddafi’s son in 2009 but at left there’s one of Beyonce doing same the following year (along with Usher).
7:05 Chronicle of Higher Education on yet another derivative: UniLeaks. "WikiLeaks, scourge of governments worldwide, now has a copycat for academe. And the new group is itching to publish your university’s deepest secrets."
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4:10 Still awaiting word on judge’s ruling re: Assange extradition. But as we note way down below today: If he loses, as many expect, appeal will likely delay outcome for another nine months maybe. UPDATE: I’m now told that decision will come down at 10:30 am tomorrow, UK time.