The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 17
Wikileaks goes to Hollywood
WikiLeaks won plaudits from people who want to see the workings of government exposed to daylight, by publishing a vast trove of U.S. data several years ago. Now, it’s decided to expose another cache of purloined information that has decidedly less obvious benefit for the public interest. It’s put up a searchable database of the documents stolen from Sony Pictures last year in a high-profile hack, using the rationalization that basically, big companies should have their dirty washing hung out just because (insert reference to military-industrial complex here). Those who can’t wait to read a Hollywood executive’s true feelings about a certain famous actress would probably agree.