WeiWenDi wrote: My favourite story about the leaks: Iran fails.
Honestly, it's this sort of thing that makes me think the WikiLeaks thing is way too overblown. I do think he ought to be pressured not to provide cover to the kinds of criminals who steal information for fun and profit, but how to do that legally would be very tricky. At the same time, I find the pundits who immediately began howling for Assange's assassination quite contemptible.
Harimau wrote:I'm looking forward to their next release a lot more - Assange says that it might "take down a bank or two", and it's supposed to be a major US bank! It's bound to be juicy, even if he was exaggerating.
agga wrote: i'm all in favor of wikileaks basic premise - that you'd better be careful what you hide, because it's going to get found out
agga wrote: but i worry that they might prompt an overreaction, and big powers will just be pushed into 1) getting much better at keeping secrets, to the point of destroying communiques and other elements of what would one day become the historical record
agga wrote: 2) attacking and trying to destroy parts of society that support what wikileaks does.
Zhuanyong wrote:I just received an email from LinkedIn from my Cornell Uni group and they are talking about how Bank of America may be the next target for WikiLeaks. I just hope no one gets hold of my personal banking information -- again. I'm still going through stuff with them over someone hacking my account now. I'm currently working to close an account I've had for the last 8 years and really my first ever bank account because some jack-off wanted to steal my account number and use it for shipping costs with UPS and FedEx...
Harimau wrote:Rumours around the financial blogs are that it will be material related to BoA's acquisition of Countrywide Financial just before the whole subprime market collapsed. Explosive material that could potentially expose massive fraud (not that most people didn't suspect that already), leading to lawsuits, and potentially a chain reaction where some of the MBS' could be rolled back or modified.
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