1. "For WikiLeaks, tying itself to one of the biggest international news stories of the summer is an easy return to relevance."
    — "WikiLeaks Rides the Snowden Train Back to Relevance City," Mashable
     

  2. "Strongbox was perhaps the last contribution of the late Aaron Swartz, who was commisisoned to work on the project by Wired News Editor Kevin Poulson nearly two years ago (New Yorker and Wired are both Condé Nast publications). Swartz, a programmer and freedom of information advocate, took his own life in January while facing charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Swartz’s Strongbox code, writes Poulsen, was stable just a month before his death."
    — "New Yorker Launches ‘Strongbox’ for Anonymous Transmission of Files," Mashable
     

  3. We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

    Enjoyed a press screening of the film this evening. While it does a fine job of summing up the WikiLeaks, Assange and Manning stories up to this point, none of those tales have an ending yet.

    The film takes a hard pro-Manning and anti-Assange turn at the end. While it’s probably okay to judge specific events on the timelines: Manning’s imprisonment, Assange’s handling of the Sweden allegations, it’s not yet fair to judge the stories as a whole because they’re just not whole yet.

    I also didn’t feel great about a 130-minute documentary film that ended up criticizing the focal character without giving him a chance to speak for himself, though it seems Assange was reluctant to be interviewed without being paid.

    All said, an alright film that isn’t destined to be the ultimate WikiLeaks documentary. That, my friends, is waiting in the wings.

     

  4. Audio of Bradley Manning’s full statement has been leaked for the first time. Listen here, thanks to the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

     

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  6. While there are plenty of unanswered questions about TrapWire, it’s probably not as invasive or widespread as it’s rumored to be.

     
  7. producermatthew:

    Excerpt from a documentary on the film “Collateral Murder,” aired by the television station Al Jazeera English in 2010.

    Assange later told Frontline and CBS News after Pfc. Brad Manning was arrested that Wikileaks would have no way of identifying its source:

    “Our technology means we don’t know who is submitting us materials,” Assange told Katie Couric in a segment aired by CBS News on December 18, 2010. “But the name Bradley Manning was first heard by us when we read an article about his arrest in Wired magazine.”

    Assange also told the Frontline Club: “We don’t keep records of who our sources are, because it’s very difficult with modern communication spying to keep anything secret over the long term, extremely difficult when dealing with organizations that do not follow the rule of law like the NSA — so instead, our sort of modus operandi is when we receive material is to never know who it’s come from precisely.” - http://goo.gl/jvmsD

    (Source: matthewkeys)

     
     
  8. producermatthew:

    Shortly after adding The Associated Press as a collaborator on the newly-released Syria Files this morning, the website Wikileaks removed the AP as a collaborator for reasons unknown.

    (Source: matthewkeys)

     

  9. WikiLeaks has begun releasing 2.4 emails from Syria — the “Syria Files” — many of which it claims were written by government and business sources.

     
  10. futurejournalismproject:

    What WikiLeaks Means for the News

    In April 2010, WikiLeaks released a video showing U.S. soldiers killing Iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists from a helicopter. In a fragmented news world, what significance did this have as a media event? 

    Gabriella Coleman, Assistant Professor and Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University, discusses what WikiLeaks means in a contemporary news environment.