Friday, June 11, 2010

Philip Shenon, contributor to The Daily Beast, talks about the arrest of a U.S. Private made after classified information appeared on the Wiki Leaks website, and weighs in on national security and intelligence leaks in the age of the internet.


Philip Shenon

Comments [9]

I keep hearing the word "hacker" being used wrong, so please, please, PLEASE, stop blaming nefarious "hackers" for the gross stupidity, criminal negligence, and unbridled greed that Apple, AT&T, et al. are guilty of and gleefully put on shelves for technologically ignorant consumers to acquire.

(Yes, this hit a nerve very close to home)

Jun. 11 2010 12:44 PM
pany from nyc

I must have missed something. Two shocking crimes were committed: the murder of civilian non-combatants of various nationalities, and a government cover-up. Yet the person being criminalized here is the one who revealed the crimes? Why the bizarre mis-focus of this segment? Why isn't he government prosecuting the killer(s) and those who covered up the crime? Why is there apparently no public outrage about this?

Jun. 11 2010 12:19 PM
Voter from Brooklyn

Is pointing out the host is postulating about topics they haven’t even bothered learning what they are against WNYC policy? Two comments have been removed pointing out neither the host nor guest seem to know basic information like what a wiki is before going on air and discussing one of them.

Jun. 11 2010 11:27 AM
Voter from Brooklyn

just go to this site:
Do some research, learn what a wiki is, then redo the segment.

Jun. 11 2010 11:23 AM

wiki is just means quick (it's Hawaiian)

Jun. 11 2010 11:20 AM
Edward from NJ

The term wiki is not a trademark. It can apply to any user edited website. Given the level of editorial involvement, it's arguable that Wiki Leaks isn't really a wiki.

Jun. 11 2010 11:15 AM
Billy Gray from Greenpoint

To paraphrase Glenn Greenwald on Twitter just a few minutes ago, WRT Assange's whereabouts:


Billions of $ spent for an omnipotent Surveillance State, and the Govt can't find someone who'll be at a public event:"

Yep. He'll be in Vegas.

Jun. 11 2010 11:10 AM

Do whistle blower laws not apply to things that make the military look bad?

Jun. 11 2010 11:05 AM

The Obama mis-administration is prosecuting and persecuting Bradley Manning while some of the worst war criminals of the past half-century (Bush, Cheney, Rice, etc) go free without even being investigated.

The President of openness and transparency is proving to be anything but -- just as secrecy obsessed and hostile to truth as his predecessor.

Jun. 11 2010 10:00 AM

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