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#WIKILEAKS #assange Dealing with Assange and the Secrets he Spilled [http://nyti.ms/e49Hle]






Article header art by Jenny Morgan [left] and Daniel Gordon [right]




Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled


by


Bill Keller


New York Times, 26 Jan 2011



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January 27, 2011 Posted by | "Collateral Murder" video, Afghanistan documents, Der Spiegel, Guardian, Iraq war logs, Julian Assange, New York Times, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#SOCIALMEDIA #cyber-utopianism #internet-centrism #BBCNewsnight [http://bit.ly/fNrj7i] @evgenymorozov ~ The Power of the Internet, Not?



Eugeny Morozov{ EM about}, author of The Net Delusion, will be on Newsnight 17 Jan 2011.



January 17, 2011 Posted by | "Collateral Murder" video, actor-network theory, Afghanistan documents, anonymity online, anonymous whistleblowing, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Bradley Manning, Canberra cyber security centre, China, Citizen 2.0, citizen journalism, cognitive infilltration, connective knowledge, connectivism, crowd sourcing, cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyber-utopianism, cyberpunk, cyberspace, Cyberspace Policy Review, cypherpunk, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Daniel Ellsberg, data journalism, data leakage, data security, data-dump journalism, Defence Signals Directorate (DSD, Department of Homeland Security, Der Spiegel, digital forensics, digital journalism, diplomatic cables, Echelon spy system, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), encryption, Evgeny Morozov, FaceBook, FGI, free government information [FGI], Frontline Club, Government 2.0, hacker culture, Hrafnsson, Indentity Ecosystem Framework, info-war, information silos, insider security, insider threats, Internet, internet activism, internet-centrism, investigative journalism, Iraq War 2003, Iraq war logs, Jaron Lanier, Jónsdóttir, Julian Assange, Manning, National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), National Security Agency [NSA], National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, net neutrality, network anomalies, Network security, network theory, NSA, on-line rights, ontology, Open data, open source, organisational network analysis, P2P, P2P Foundation, Peer-to-Peer, Phorm, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), privacy, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), rogue employee, Semantic Web, silo effect, Single Person Organisation [SPO], social media, social networks, social semantic web, social silos, techno-libertarianism, The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, Tim Burners-Lee, Tor, trust, trust models, Twitter, Virtual Private Network (VPN), virtual tunnel, visualisation, Web 2.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#TUNISIA #WIKILEAKS #socialmedia #twitrev ~ Was What Happened in Tunisia a Twitter Revolution?



Was What Happened in Tunisia a Twitter Revolution?


Mathew Ingram, 14 Jan 2011



January 15, 2011 Posted by | actor-network theory, diplomatic cables, info-war, Internet, internet activism, investigative journalism, Iraq war logs, Julian Assange, net neutrality, network theory, on-line rights, Open data, P2P, Twitter, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#WIKILEAKS #mediadebate #datajournalism #isassangeajournalist ~ The Frontline Club “On the Media” debate, 11 January 2011 [http://bit.ly/evOlDB]


We never know for certain what another person is really thinking. Even if they chose to tell us, we can never know whether they’re telling the truth, or the whole truth. And by the same token nobody can can know our thoughts as we can know them.



Ralph Messenger, Director Centre for Cognitive Science, ‘The University of Gloucester’ – David Lodge’s novel “…Thinks.”



Frontline Club “On the Media: WikiLeaks Holding a mirror to journalism” discussion in association with BBC College of Journalism held 11 Jan 2011.


Hosted by Richard Gizbert – presenter, Al Jazeera English


Panel


Ian Katz – Guardian, deputy editor
David Aaronovitch – Times columnist (homepage)
Gavin MacFayden – director of The Centre for Investigative Journalism
Mark Stephens – media lawyer, currently on the Assange team



January 13, 2011 Posted by | "Collateral Murder" video, Afghanistan documents, anonymous whistleblowing, citizen journalism, Daniel Ellsberg, data journalism, data leakage, data security, data-dump journalism, Frontline Club, Guardian, investigative journalism, Iraq War 2003, Iraq war logs, Israel Shamir, New York Times, Shell/Nigeria, Twitter, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, WikiLeaks, Yemen | Leave a comment

#INTERNET #WEB #WIKILEAKS #politics #media #Guardian ~ The Man Who Spilled the Secrets [http://bit.ly/ghH31j]


The ideal role of a journalistic outlet, in Assange’s view, is to be a passive conduit for reality, or at least for slivers of reality, with as little intervention as possible—no editing, no contextualizing, no explanations, no thinking, no weighing of one person’s claims against another’s, no regard for consequences. The technology that Assange has worked on for most of his career possesses immense capabilities, and cannot be controlled by a single institution or voice. It is perhaps for this reason that WikiLeaks—ultimately replaceable by the next technologically savvy anarchist—is so disturbing to so many.



The Man Who Spilled the Secrets


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Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair, Feb 2011

January 13, 2011 Posted by | "Collateral Murder" video, 1917 Espionage Act, Afghanistan documents, Alan Rusbridger, Amnesty International, Bradley Manning, citizen journalism, crowd sourcing, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Daniel Ellsberg, Der Spiegel, El País, Eric Holder, Guantánamo, Hrafnsson, Iraq war logs, Le Monde, media, New York Times, Pentagon Papers, redaction, Reporters Without Borders, Smári McCarthy, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, Unique Personality Organisation [UPO], Wau Holland, Web 2.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

INTERNET #WEB Rethinking Conspiracy: The Political Philosophy of Julian #Assange [http://bit.ly/guyoRd]



Rethinking Conspiracy: The Polical Philosophy of Julian Assange



by


Peter Ludlow



January 12, 2011 Posted by | actor-network theory, Bradley Manning, Canberra cyber security centre, Citizen 2.0, connective knowledge, connectivism, conspiracy, cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyber-utopianism, cyberspace, cypherpunk, data journalism, data leakage, Defence Signals Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, digital forensics, digital journalism, encryption, FGI, free government information [FGI], Government 2.0, Govt 3.0, hacker culture, info-war, insider security, insider threats, Internet, internet activism, Iraq war logs, Julian Assange, National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, Network security, network theory, P2P, P2P Foundation, techno-libertarianism, The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, Unique Personality Organisation [UPO], WikiLeaks, WikiLeaks vs. The Yes Men | Leave a comment

INTERNET WEB WIKILEAKS The wider perspective










DebateGraph : WikiLeaks



December 23, 2010 Posted by | asset misuse, broadband, Bruno Latour, Citizen 2.0, compliance, connective knowledge, cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyberspace, data journalism, data leakage, DebateGraph, Department of Homeland Security, digital journalism, Government 2.0, Guardian, insider threats, Internet, Iraq war logs, Julian Assange, Manning, MTI, National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), net neutrality, network anomalies, Network security, network theory, Open data, PCNAA, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), public statistics, RIIA, rogue employee, Semantic Web, SIPRNET, Tim Burners-Lee, U.S.Embassy cables, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

WIKILEAKS How did Bradley Manning remove data from a US government intranet?



Insider Threat Behind Wikileaks Cybersecurity Saga

…according to the published chatlog of a conversation that Manning had with a fellow-hacker. “I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like ‘Lady Gaga’ … erase the music … then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing … [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga’s Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history.” He said that he “had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day 7 days a week for 8+ months”.

Wikileaks cybersecurity saga shows importance of insider threats

Amichai Shulman, chief technology officer of data security specialist Imperva:

…there are hackers out there, but IT history has shown that the rogue employee is also a threat. The banking community is now starting to take action to protect its assets, but organisations have a long way to go before they can truly tackle the very real risks that insider threats pose to their reputation and integrity

…..it is very difficult today for organisations to control access to files at an individual level – particularly with collaborative behaviour being encouraged.




December 21, 2010 Posted by | asset misuse, cyber security, data leakage, Guardian, insider security, Iraq war logs, Julian Assange, Network security, rogue employee, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

OPEN DATA Initiatives and visualisation techniques



Data super-visualisation in Prof. Rosling’s BBC Programme, The Joy of Stats., shown on BBC TV in November 2010. He uses Trendalyzer software.

The full 60 min. prog. is now available worldwide on Rosling’s Gapminder site: The Joys of Stats

TED has a set of Rosling’s talks.

YouTube search on Hans Rosling has many more.

The BBC programme was aired was right in the middle of Wik/Ass. Didn’t immediately see the connection between WikiLeaks data and visualisation. Hadn’t yet seen the visualisations for the Iraq war logs.

Making data dance – Hans Rosling has become an online star by using data visualisations to make serious points about health policy and development

Economist 9 Dec 2010

His stats website is :
Gapminder

The bit that particularly fascinated me in the BBC Rosling documentary – though it was all fascinating – was about San Franscico’s open data policy, exemplified by the release of the Police Department’s crime reports, which has been tuurned into an interactive map by Michael Migurski andEric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design > Crimespotting

 

 

Stills from Joy of Stats showing real-time changes in crime patterns



Rosling talks of community statistics in action, with the public looking at the data and suggesting ideas to tackle crime or improve neighbourhoods.

Local government is adopting open data policies with alacrity.  A quick search shows the extent of developments.

DataSF –  datasets available from the City & County of San Fransisco

Innovative Open Data Legislation San Francisco

Page from Rotterdam Open Data with links to San Fransisco Open Data legislation  recently enacted

Open Data Links, a page from Visible Government, A Canadian initiative ‘promoting online tools for government transparency.’

E.g.  Fix My Street Canada

Other open data projects

Radical cartography – race maps for Chicago, New York, San Jose

Rotterdam Open Data –  lists projects from many coutries

e.g.  Trafford  Open Data Maps (Manchester, UK)

Another project from the UK:

Crime Mapping

e.g.  Cornwall Crime stopper produced using InstaAtlas which has 2 other examples

Other:

Chart Wars: The Political Power of Data Visualization

5 min video extolling the virtues of visualisation and graphic literacy.

From StreetsBlog.org :

Mapping your city with pictures taken by others

Radical Cartography and Urban Racial Maps



December 20, 2010 Posted by | graphic literacy, Iraq war logs, Open data, public statistics, visualisation | 1 Comment