Soldier’s gender identity issues raised in WikiLeaks case

In December 2009, Manning became “furious” during a counseling session in Baghdad, flipped over a table, damaged a government computer and had to be restrained, and then “went for a weapons rack,” defense attorney David E. Coombs said.

Of course, Mannings ‘gender identity issues’ are far more important for the media. I hope Mannings attorneys are very sure to bring this up as a reason for his (possible) behavior.

Wikileaks Founder: Facebook is the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented

“Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations, their communications with each other, and their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US Intelligence.”

via Wikileaks Founder: Facebook is the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented – TNW Facebook.

WikiLeaks and the cause of transparency

The WikiLeaks saga reminds us of something we already knew: there is no privacy anymore. The little we had left was taken by technology. Who among us has not paused, while writing an email, to think that it could one day be read by people we don’t know or (more embarrassingly) by people we don’t want to know what we think of them. This fear of exposure has been with us for more than a decade and WikiLeaks only reminds us of “the new normal” that we live with. It will have a chilling effect for some time, but almost surely people will soon forget and continue on as they were.

via WikiLeaks and the cause of transparency | Anya Schiffrin | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.