WikiLeaks has just released its biggest ever stash of formerly confidential information. Referred to as the "Kissinger Cables", they include 1.7 million diplomatic records from between 1973 and 1976.
Just when you thought there was enough drama surrounding Julian Assange here comes some more. Because those crazy Australians are planning a freaking Wikileaks opera to celebrate their home-grown hacker-cum-sexual deviant.
Loose-lipped, silver-haired lothario Julian Assange has lost his appeal to stay in the UK, and will be extradited to Sweden to face trial over alleged rape and sexual molestation charges.
In an interview with Russia Today, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange went all conspiracy theorist on Facebook. He says:
Julian Assange is claiming he "has to" write his memoirs, to help cover legal fees and the astronomical running costs of WikiLeaks. If ever a book deserved to be leaked in draft PDF form online prior to publication, it's this.
The Central Intelligence Agency has created a new group dedicated to analyze the impact of WikiLeaks on the United States's foreign relationships and the agency's operations. The name of this new department is the WikiLeaks Task Force. WTF indeed.
Congrats, Zuckerberg! You've officially made the list—up there on TIME's cover issue hall of fame alongside Churchill, some popes, and Hitler. But unlike the awards of their pre-internet era, the selection couldn't mean less today. POTY, you're obsolete.
Surprise, surprise: WikiLeaks-related headlines continue to explode at the end of the week. Most compelling? The old guard hackers of 2600 magazine condemning Anon kiddies, a Homeland Security employee protesting government access bans, and American spying charges looming over Assange.
Wikileaks is a flawed endeavor represented publicly by a smug egotist. But it deserves the respect and support of anyone who prioritizes the privacy of individuals over that of governments.
This article has been superseded by new charges on rape released by the Swedish authorities. You can read the charges here. The article is provided as it was published, based on the original reports by the Daily Mail and AOL News.—JD