Findings from the fourth estate

It turns out thousands of private lives have been exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets -- including the names of rape victims, the mentally ill and gay individuals living in countries where their sexual orientation is forbidden. "I support WL's mission, but redacting the names of gay men in Saudi Arabia seems like the prudent thing to do," reacts EFF's Eva Galperin. "Wikileaks does not even do a cursory check for malware in documents it dumps. This is a threat to dissident journalists who use Wikileaks," warns Zeynep Tufekci, before continuing, "In general, if you're a journalist or activist anywhere, you probably should get a dedicated Chromebook & access Wikileaks docs only there."

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