|RICK WAYNE: "BODY SLAMMED" WIKILEAKS CABLES
|TIMOTHY POLEON: WILL NOT REPORT STORIES
Earlier this year, Wikileaks released “a global list of infrastructure sites which the US considers critical for its national security interest” and that generated shockwaves through the British national security ministry to the point where national security adviser, Sir Peter Ricketts, asked all government departments to review their computer security.
How does Wikileaks access mission-critical information? Mr Assange in a BBC interview explained that Wikileaks uses “advanced cryptographic techniques and legal techniques to protect sources." He also revealed that Wikileaks provides an avenue to whistle-blowers and journalists who have been censored to get material out to the public. In fact, that may be the major source of Wikileaks information.
Although Mr Assange is a renowned computer hacker, the BBC suggests that a lot of the mission-critical, sensitive information he puts out there is not necessarily derived from hacking but first-hand from whistle-blowers and journalists who are prevented from publishing the material. Those journalists may well include journalists from the major networks like BBC, CNN, FOXNEWS etc.
Contrary to what Rick and Tim may want to believe, Wikileaks does not publish information haphazardly. It has “team of reviewers - volunteers from the mainstream press, journalists and Wikileaks staff – who decides what is published”.
Hence in their News Spin discourse today, both Tim and Rick got Wikileaks all wrong!