This week has seen Wikileaks release thousands more secret U.S. Diplomatic Cables. Wikileaks is calling on the general public via its Twitter feed to use “crowd surfing” to help make discoveries in the documents. Meanwhile a U.S. court order from 4th January has been released which uses the U.S. Patriot Act to demand that Dynadot, Wikileak’s server hand over information to help prosecute a case of espionage or terrorism against Wikileaks and Julian Assange.
Release of more cables
You can read the cables released on the 24th August by Wikileaks here.
If you would like to browse the over 100,000 cables released so far, this can be done here
To read the results of what people are finding in the cables visit Wikileaks on Twitter
News and analysis about the cables and other Wikileaks news can be found at Wikileaks Central
Here is one of the U.S. cables on the Australian media wanting more transparency
The U.S. Court Order
The court order from January 4th can be viewed in its entirety here
It orders Dynadot to hand over within three days the following information for each account associated with WikiLeaks and Assange for the period November 1, 2009 to the present:
“1. subscriber names, user names, screen names, or other identities;
2. mailing addresses, residential addresses, business addresses, e-mail addresses, and other contact information;
3. connection records, or record of session times and durations;
4. length of service (including start date) and types of service utilized;
5. telephone or instrument number or other subscriber number or identity, including any temporarily assigned network address; and
6. means and source of payment for such service (including any credit card or bank account number) and billing records.”
It also demands Dynadot turn over to the government:
“1. records of user activity for any connections made to or from the Account, including the date, time, length, and method of connections, data transfer volume, user name, and source and destination Internet Protocol address(es);
2. non-content information associated with the contents of any communication or file stored by or for the account(s), such as the source and destination email addresses and IP addresses.
3. correspondence and notes of records related to the account(s).”
As stated by the World Socialist Web, this court order is worthy of a police state and shows the extent the U.S. is going to punish both Julian Assange and Wikileaks for exposing their secret diplomacy and war crimes.