One of the world's leading journalism watchdogs warns that the NSA's activities pose a "direct threat to journalism" by compromising the confidence between reporters and sources who hope to remain anonymous.
An Associated Press inquiry into US State Department sources who were outed in the latest unredacted WikiLeaks file dump found virtually no one who felt endangered by public knowledge of their involvement in U government information gathering (more).
Near the beginning of the year, WikiLeaks supporters released a collection of U.S. State Department documents that inadvertently contained the names of confidential sources. Unlike previous releases, the names were not redacted. (more)
N.Y. Times columnist Tom Friedman, speaking on CNN, doesn't seem to see the problem in his having been spectacularly wrong on almost every major Iraq-related issue for the past four years.
Determining which leaks are bad and which are good can be a murky process.