Wikileaks, the online organization that publishes government documents unauthorized for the public, has gone forward with releasing more than 250,000 cables between the U.S. State Department and 274 embassies around the world. Professor Jonathan Askin discussed the controversial documents with Tech News World. “We've come a long way since the Pentagon Papers and Deep Throat served as the greatest perceived threats to national secrets,” he said. “Wikileaks is simply the latest sign that there has to be a new model of open governance. If it weren't [Wikileaks founder] Julian Assange, someone else would have come along to harness the distributive power of the Internet.”
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