WikiLeaks Leak: Thousands Of Dangerous Documents Accidentally Released Online

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/wikileaks-leak_n_941204.html?ref=fb&src=sp

WikiLeaks has accidentally released thousands of dangerous U.S. State Department cables.

From Der Spiegel:

Since the beginning of the year, an encrypted file has been circulating on the Internet containing the collection of around 251,000 US State Department documents that WikiLeaks obtained in spring 2010 and made public in November 2010.

The cables contained the names of confidential sources and agents, whose revealed identities could put their lives in jeopardy.

The leak, first reported by German newspaper der Freitag, was the indirect result of a rift between founder Julian Assange and spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg.

As the Washington Post reports, the cables were never supposed to have been released with names unredacted. When Domscheit-Berg left Wikileaks in the end of 2010, he took a collection of Wikileaks material, including the sensitive cables, with him. He eventually gave everything back, but Assange hadn't realize the classified information was part of the assortment. So, when Assange released all the documents to the web last year, the cables were unleashed as well.

"It never should have been available," former WikiLeaks staffer Herbert Snorrason told Wired.



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Yo dawg, I heard you like leaks so we leaked your wikileaks so you can... eh, **** it.

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derp. Maybe they shouldn't call these agents by name in ****ing emails. Could they think of a code or something, like I don't know... 007 or some shit like that.
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Strike, internet picket line, blah blah.

Oh, the leaks. Meh. Is anyone taking advantage of the information?
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derp. Maybe they shouldn't call these agents by name in ****ing emails. Could they think of a code or something, like I don't know... 007 or some shit like that.


Well they might have used the names they are using while undercover or whatnot. I dunno.
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haven't they done this like 5 other times? ._>
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Leaked lol.
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Yeah they "accidentally" pressed "Upload These Dangerous Files" with there hand that was accidentally placed on the mouse.
#22
OP is incorrect. The Guardian leaked the files; Wikileaks is suing them for breaching the confidentiality agreement all news sources sign when they're given access to the diplomatic cables. The documents are read, and the names are redacted. Instead, the Guardian published everything without telling Wikileaks.

EDIT: To clarify, the files are hosted on Wikileaks, but are encrypted. The Guardian illegally released the encryption key, allowing anyone to access the files.

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OP is incorrect. The Guardian leaked the files; Wikileaks is suing them for breaching the confidentiality agreement all news sources sign when they're given access to the diplomatic cables. The documents are read, and the names are redacted. Instead, the Guardian published everything without telling Wikileaks.

EDIT: To clarify, the files are hosted on Wikileaks, but are encrypted. The Guardian illegally released the encryption key, allowing anyone to access the files.

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I'm usually a pretty big proponent of WikiLeaks and open information, but this actually worries me. My best wishes to those compromised as a result of this leak.
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I'm usually a pretty big proponent of WikiLeaks and open information, but this actually worries me. My best wishes to those compromised as a result of this leak.


It was The Guardian, not Wikileaks

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Yeah, I saw your post after I wrote mine. Thanks for the link.


Unfortunately, Wikileaks took down the original notice detailing their side of the story. I assume they did so because of the pending lawsuit.

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Is it bad that this doesn't really bother me much? I mean I kind of saw it coming, if you play with fire somebody's going to get burned.
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I'm usually a pretty big proponent of WikiLeaks and open information, but this actually worries me. My best wishes to those compromised as a result of this leak.

Yeah, I never realized how many people put Huffington Post links here.


NWU (National Writers Union) writers for HuffPo are striking since Arianna Huffington made hundreds of millions of dollars off of their free labor. The strike has been pretty successful this far, which is pretty impressive, and the implications could be hige if this succeeds to a greater extent. Visiting the website is essentially crossing an "internet picket line," as Dru put it (although she may have been mocking me), so I'd encourage everyone to think twice about clicking the link in the OP. As a matter of fact, I'd encourage TS to find a different source for the first post if it wasn't too big of a hassle.

I don't mean to come off as preachy or anything - it's just that the strike has been met with moderate success and could set an enormous precedent for internet writers. In such a bleak time for worker advances in the world, something is finally looking bright. And on the internet, no less!

Here's a link explaining it further.


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So WikiLeaks leaked something


Big surprise there.


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