Wednesday January 5, 2011
"...putting together a Creative Commons-licensed anthology of short critical responses to the diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks.
Find a cable that interests you. Read it. Get to know it. Read up on the people, places, cultures, governments, events and other details mentioned. Then, craft a thought-provoking response that will engage the reader beyond the text itself. "
Thursday December 9, 2010
"This week, people are wondering about WikiLeaks, with some asking if Twitter has blocked #wikileaks, #cablegate or other related topics from appearing in the list of top Trends. The answer: Absolutely not." It's sad that this needs explaining.
Sunday December 5, 2010
I remember him being detained at Newark earlier in the year, before Wikileaks became such a hot topic. A member of cDc, the Tor project and now apparently on the run in the US (taken with a grain of salt)
With some quite hard questions and interesting responses, the highlight being:
"We were the free speech ISP in Australia. An Australian Anti-church of Scientology website was hounded out of Victoria University by legal threats from California, and hounded out of a lot of places. Eventually they came to us.
People were fleeing from ISPs that would fold under legal threats, even from a cult in the U.S. That’s something I saw early on, without realizing it: potentiating people to reveal their information, creating a conduit. Without having any other robust publisher in the market, people came to us."
"The cables can be 100% official, but that doesn't change that the cables are written by people. Fallible, biased, officials just like any other person. That the government believes this is true is not the same as being true.
Some of the most interesting revelations are how the contents of the cables are misconstrued to what has been verified by external sources (such as those concerning Georgia)."
The official Amazon stance, not that I agree with it entirely but it's interesting that 1) there was no political pressure, 2) it wasn't down to DDOS traffic and 3) Amazon are willing to make a very public statement with their justifications.
Wednesday November 3, 2010
"My ability to decide how I feel about Wikileaks' activities is totally annihilated by my ongoing realization that it cannot possibly be real. It's a plot device in a near-future thriller novel. I mean, seriously, semi-stateless man with an unusual appearance uses an army of anonymous allies to expose governments' secrets, and posts an insurance file in public with some kind of deadman switch in case he's taken out by his enemies? That shit does not happen in real life. Julian Assange is a Neal Stephenson character who's escaped in to the real world."