links for 2011-01-08

  • […] The revelation that government is doing something in private other to what it is claiming in public should be met not by indifference or complacency, but outrage. Enduring national security does not demand secrecy, except where strictly necessary; it demands above all reaffirmation of the most fundamental values that underpin democracy — transparency, accountability and, perhaps most importantly in this case, participation. […] The prevailing and lazy assumption is implied but all too clear: that the foreign policy élite, and government, should be left to get on with the job, with whatever secrecy that they demand. If the last few years tell us anything, it should be that foreign policy and war are too important to be left to government alone. […]
  • "[…] The US government has subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter for personal details of people connected to Wikileaks, court documents show.[…] The subpoena requested the details of Mr Assange, Pfc Manning and Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir, as well as Dutch hacker Rop Gonggrijp and US programmer Jacob Appelbaum, both of whom have previously worked with Wikileaks. The information sought includes mailing addresses and billing information, connection records and session times, IP addresses used to access Twitter, email accounts, as well as the "means and source of payment". […]"

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