Wikileaks can archive the Palin emails so she doesn’t have to, by law

palin_tongueWikileaks is off-line again. (But try The whistle-blower safe box had just posted fragments of communications hacked from Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account. GOP campaign reps denounced the act as “a shocking invasion of the governor’s privacy and a violation of the law” Come again? Eavesdropping is illegal?

Hackers working under the venerable pseudonym “Anonymous” posted email from the Alaska Governor which appeared to violate government safeguards about official communications. Emails regarding state business are supposed to go through government mail systems and be archived accordingly. Personal email accounts are not to be used to circumvent government oversight. The hackers invite the public to decide for themselves whether communications at the addresses and violated these restrictions.

Wikileaks is a repository of leaked information to which government or corporate whistle-blowers can post who want to bring evidence of wrong-doing to the public’s attention. Wired has an excellent profile of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The site has been targeted by the courts and corporate hackers to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information. For example, Wikileaks leaked instruction manuals from the DoD’s secret prison system.

Why Wikileaks has become inaccessible this time is hopefully due simply to too much traffic. You can check Wikileak for access updates, if lame commentary. When Wikileaks published offshore banking records showing how US corporations are evading federal taxes, the Swiss bank Julius Baer prevailed upon a US court to revoke the domain name.

Apparently the Secret Service has vowed to investigate who hacked into Sarah Palin’s account. This should be a revealing test of Wikileaks’ stealth measures. Wikileaks contributors use a FIREFOX pluggin called TOR to spread their online tracks over a distribution of participating TOR users. In addition communications are encrypted with PGP -Pretty Good Privacy. Unavoidably however, a not insignificant number of machines on the network are recognized to be intelligence agents.

(Scrubbing Bubbles said “We work hard so you don’t have to.”)

5 thoughts on “Wikileaks can archive the Palin emails so she doesn’t have to, by law

  1. Quick, use her CONTACT LIST if you want to share Facebook friends.

    Beth Leschper (Beth Leschper SOA) [Edit]
    Blanche Kallstrom (Blanche) [Edit]
    Bristol Palin (Bristol) [Edit]
    Chuck Heath (Chuck) [Edit] (Todd) [Edit] (Frank) [Edit]
    Heather Bruce (Heather) [Edit] (Ivy SOA) [Edit] (Ivy Personal) [Edit]
    Judy Patrick (Judy Patrick) [Edit] (Kris Perry SOA) [Edit] (Kris Personal) [Edit] (Molly) [Edit]
    Roseanne Hughes (Roseanne Hughes SOA) [Edit]
    Sally Heath (Mom) [Edit]
    Sean Parnell (Sean Personal) [Edit]
    Sharon Leighow (Sharon SOA) [Edit] (Sharon Leighow Personal) [Edit]
    Track Palin (Track) [Edit]

    Too bad for these poor people? Too bad they didn’t convince Palin not to run.

  2. Does the fact that none of the emails is a smoking gun suggest this “hacked email” might actually have been a false flag attack to discredit the ethics of the Left and elicit sympathy for Sarah Palin?


  3. Samson, that could well be and if so, would help reinforce the sense that many Right Wing Christians have of somehow being victims of nefarious and immature forces of the supposed Left. In short, it certainly could be a trick of the McCain forces to try to unleash this sort of pretend scandal. It detracts from focusing on Troopergate whose investigation Palin intends to impede.

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