Wikileaks publica informação que põe em risco opositores de regimes violentos

Os nomes não foram alterados ou apagados. Mais uma trapalhada infame dos pseudoamantes da liberdade.

Pergunto-me se não haverá elementos para os acusar de traição?

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The best quickie primer on what happened is this nifty Spiegel summary, which you may want to read now to prepare for this story blowing up as vulnerable informants across the world are suddenly targeted by cretinous regimes. In a nutshell, the file of unredacted cables has been online for ages, but its precise location initially was known only to a select few and you needed the password to the file in order to decrypt it. As Wikileaks initially came under public fire last year, the file was spread via torrents to ensure that it couldn’t be suppressed in case the group and its assets were somehow shut down. The password, meanwhile, was given by Assange himself to a journalist at the Guardian, who then revealed it in a book he wrote about the group. (Assange, er, never changed the password.) Eventually Wikileaks started to fracture internally and disgruntled former members began whispering about the existence of the hidden file, and then a few people put two and two together via the password from the book, and voila — the unredacted cables were suddenly public. Faced with the fact of their unauthorized disclosure, Wikileaks apparently decided to go ahead and release the entire file itself. And now here we are, with every potential whistleblower on Earth internalizing the following lesson: Never, ever tell the United States anything.

Read the Spiegel piece, which isn’t long, and read this short but gripping account from the inside by former Wikileaks staffer James Ball, who explains how the group’s recklessness has already led to dissidents being rounded up by oppressive governments. The grand irony of this little experiment in total transparency, of course, is that Wikileaks has become the authoritarian’s best friend, not only leading state police straight to the doorsteps of informants but giving potential informants every reason to keep their mouths shut when it comes to exposing their government’s crimes. Fantastic work for a “human-rights organization.” Exit question: Doesn’t willingly releasing the unredacted files expose Wikileaks to greater criminal culpability? Can’t figure out why they wouldn’t take that into account given that the cables had already leaked against their wishes.

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