Because at this point it wouldn't be a Monday without some WikiLeaks-related news, a brief rundown of what's new with the secret-spewing website and its incarcerated leader Julian Assange—from Assange's alleged (and outdated) OKCupid profile to the new leaker in town, and more:

  • Assange heads back to court in London tomorrow.
  • Former WikiLeaker and Assange right-hand-man Daniel Domscheit-Berg is all set to launch a competitor, OpenLeaks, which will help whistle-blowers leak information but, and this is significiant, won't publish them itself. Instead it will pass the info along to other news sources who will publish them.
  • A number of folks (including Noam Chomsky) have signed a letter to the Australian PM asking him to condemn any calls to harm Assange.
  • Assange's lawyer in Sweden claims to have seen the charges against the leaker and says they show his accusers have "hidden agendas."
  • Adding to the list, a former sex crimes prosecutor has some issues with the charges against Assange and the way the case is being handled.

  • Reddit points out what may well be Assange's old OKCupid profile ("I like women from countries that have sustained political turmoil. Western culture seems to forge women that are valueless and inane. OK. Not only women!"). The profile dates back to 2006, you can judge its veracity yourself.
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is using ongoing hacker attacks on sites in solidarity with WikiLeaks as a reason to promote anti-cybercrime legislation she has been pushing since last year with Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn). The law in theory would use a "carrot-stick approach" of helping other countries combat cyber crime originating within their borders and offering less economic assistance to those that don't cooperate, Gillibrand said.
  • For minute-by-minute coverage, we're really enjoying the Guardian. Meanwhile, the leaks—we're now getting some scary scenes of organized crime in Uzbekistan—keep coming.