On the podcast this week, Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent for CNET and former Washington bureau chief for Wired News, discusses WikiLeaks. McCullagh gives a quick recap of the WikiLeaks saga so far, comments on the consequences of the leaks themselves, and talks about the broader significance of the affair. He also offers a few insights into Julian Assange’s ideology based on his interactions with Assange in early ’90s “cypherpunk” circles. Lastly, McCullagh discusses the future of diplomacy and the chance that Assange will be indicted in the United States.
- “DOJ sends order to Twitter for Wikileaks-related account info”, by McCullagh
- “Assange legal case could hang on contradiction”, by McCullagh
- “Amid criticism, WikiLeaks shifts focus”, by McCullagh
- “Wikileaks’ war files disclosure roils Washington”, by McCullagh