HiWhat are these Wikileaks cables? Were these some paper/electronic

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What are these Wikileaks cables? Were these some paper/electronic documents sold by someone to Wikileaks website? Or, is it that when cables were being sent they were tapped and sold later? Could't the 'leaker' be traced? Are these leaks only focused on the US diplomacy or the US diplomatic missions activities round the world? Why are they releasing the leaks in steps? For the last few days everyday new leaks are coming out, why not all at once? Do the website earn any money by this?

Do you think such a 'leakage'/'transparency' a good thing?
 

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What are these Wikileaks cables? Were these some paper/electronic documents sold by someone to Wikileaks website? Or, is it that when cables were being sent they were tapped and sold later? Could't the 'leaker' be traced? Are these leaks only focused on the US diplomacy or the US diplomatic missions activities round the world? Why are they releasing the leaks in steps? For the last few days everyday new leaks are coming out, why not all at once? Do the website earn any money by this?

Do you think such a 'leakage'/'transparency' a good thing?
I think the person (a military) responsible for leaking to wikileaks is already behind bars. Not only the US, but many other countries were "victims" in past years (how wikileaks gained credibility in the first place). They were generally seen positively then. The leaks are released in steps because wikileaks wants to be in the news as long as it can (common goal to any media), because yes, they do make money by being talked about by millions of people for a long period of time. Once the entire US military files are released, there may be not much left for them to do.

Of course, now that the head is being accused of sexual aggressions, it should make the site lose some support (although it's rather coincidental that this story comes out now specifically). However, for the general press, the leaked information and the whole story in general is pure gold, because the general public will buy the newspaper. Now what could be more intriguing than information labeled "top secret" by the top agencies?
 
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