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- Yesterday, we had news of deeper, more difficult-to-foil privacy attacks on our computers. Well, today those very same attackers bring us more honorable news.
- Yesterday, I also linked to the WikiLeaks donation page and suggested this might be a good time to send money to those lone warriors battling government secrecy. Alas, WikiLeaks.org is no more. Continuing attacks against the site forced it out of existence. BUT. The site came back to life. It’s now at WikiLeaks.ch in Switzerland. Here’s the IP address in case the domain name is killed once again: http://126.96.36.199/. And here’s that donation page again, which is on yet another site: https://donations.datacell.com/.
- Julian Assange is probably not the nicest person in the universe. He’s arrogant and self-centered — as he would just about have to be to take on the most powerful people of the world with nothing but a small staff of techies and volunteers to help. But you know that terrible “sex crime” that’s made him an international fugitive? Here’s what it is. And here’s another account. Careless sex. Women scorned. Yep, Interpol would go after just any ordinary Joe for a condom failure, wouldn’t they? No political motives here at all. You may not love Julian Assange. But as Jack Shafer so brilliantly says, “I love WikiLeaks” — for restoring distrust in government.
- Own the sun. Use the proceeds to bail out Spain. Well, it makes at least as much sense as anything any central bank is doing.
- Now this is a powerfully touching story. (NYTimes link. Free subscription required.)
- Want JP Morgan to crash? Here’s an idea. Should you want JP Morgan to crash? That’s another story, as a lot of commenters note. It’s not about wanting to hurt bank employees or customers. It’s about wanting a corrupt banking system to fall so that a healthy system can — finally — arise in its place.
- One of the most corrupt nations on earth decides Dick Cheney is too corrupt for its tastes.