1. Exquisite Tweets from @zeynep, @wikileaks, @ZULU401

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    Instead of "AKP emails", Wikileaks dumped private info of ALMOST EVERY WOMAN in Turkey Yes. huffingtonpost.com/zeynep-tufekci…

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    zeynep tufekci

    It was reported widely in Western media as "Erdogan Emails" because Wikileaks claimed that. They weren't. Apparently, nobody checked it.

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    zeynep tufekci

    Wikileaks doxed all women & all members of political party targeted by a coup in Turkey. All Western media reported was "censorship". Shame.

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    zeynep tufekci

    I'm hoping that @wikileaks takes down these files immediately. I'm not providing links but they've been circulating. twitter.com/saggenstrahle2…

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    I saw dozens of news pieces: "Wikileaks banned it Turkey" as part of crackdown, no other info. DID NOT A SINGLE REPORTER CHECK THE FILES? 😡😡

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    The files are extremely easy to see what they are (databases of millions of people with sensitive private info). Google translate would do.

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    zeynep tufekci

    The databases dumped endanger practically every woman in Turkey. The emails have no public interest as they're a large Google group.

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    I saw news outlets parrot Wikileaks claim that there were 1400 "Gulen" emails. Yeah, "gulen" means smiles in Turkish. So ads for resorts. 👏👏

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    Wikileaks dumped files identifying 600,000+ most active members of the ruling party in Turkey, names and more. During a bloody coup week.

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    Wikileaks dumped addresses of millions of women in Turkey. Hundreds murdered each year by exes, stalkers, etc. Now, they've an address book.

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    Wikileaks also dumped private info of EVERY rank and file member of the ruling party in Turkey. Ordinary people, and number in the millions.

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    To every ethical hacker & journalist out there. Indiscriminate dumps are not okay. Reporting on a country with no local contact is not okay.

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    Wikileaks is primarily to blame. So is the person(s) who passed these files on to them. So are journalists who reported without checking.

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    In the history of how "internet freedom" died: section on how activists & media in the West did not bother to understand effects elsewhere.

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    zeynep tufekci

    I'm not world's only Turkish speaker. Many great journos were pushed out, can be hired: @ezgibasaran, @ikoker, @gulsinharman @bulentmumay ..

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    zeynep tufekci

    .@Snowden There was ZERO public interest in the dump; the files were not "Erdogan emails", instead doxed tens of millions of regular people.

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    I'm so worried about the safety of people in Turkey that I did not even mention: the dumped info makes identity theft super easy. Horrible.

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    I don't care how many times you ask. Not providing road map. Found the files thru Wikileaks. PLUS the emails weren't what they claimed. /end

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    Also, existence of such files, etc. all valid concerns. I write on such stuff all the time. DOES NOT ABSOLVE ANYONE ELSE OF RESPONSIBILITY.

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    Damage from this "leak" is so extensive. The emails? No public interest. The databases? Huge problem. Western misreporting? Scary and sad.

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  4. Catastrophic error in your story. WikiLeaks only published the emails so entirely baseless. Please correct immediately. @ariannahuff

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  5. .@wikileaks I found the files through you & stuff you publicized. Emails also not "AKP" emails, merely a Google group, much private info.

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    The emails are not public interest. People who put their lives on the line everyday in Turkey to fight censorship are dismayed.

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    The files are find-able through you. I've long criticized mass surveillance and mishandling of data. But you are helping this.

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    There are other irresponsible parties in this. That does not absolve you; millions of followers on Twitter, wide public reach.

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    Also, everyone trying to paint me as a censor, or government shill. This is what I wrote IN 2010 about @wikileaks. theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

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    File your complaint. And for President Erdogan? This "leak" and these files will be HIS talking point for a decade. twitter.com/wikileaks/stat…

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    Folks, I've now become an "Erdogan apologist". (Obviously, has not read a word I wrote or followed a thing I did). twitter.com/wikileaks/stat…

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    Wikileaks defense is they didn't "publish" the files. What they mean: they publicized them via multiple channels as part of their coverage.

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    In other words, they know exactly what they did. The files were obviously in someone's hands first; I found them ONLY through Wikileaks.

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    And those emails are absolutely mundane emails in a regular, large Google group of ORDINARY Turkish citizens, also with much private info.

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    Also, let me not forget: Western media's coverage of those nothingburger emails (which also contained personal info) was horrible.

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    no it wasnt @zeynep @wikileaks @treisiroon formal complaint to Arianna Huffington is pending
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    Bella Magnani ⏳ @jwildeboer Yes, @zeynep said it was directly accessible from @wikileaks. When challenged, she walked back the allegation, b/cos she lied.

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  9. IDK I guess it does, but WL dont have it or access to it

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    Socially Dull

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  11. @austingmackell They publicized it to millions, directly, via multiple channels, more than once. That's dumped.

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  14. .@austingmackell No. *They* explicitly and thorough multiple public channels pushed this stuff. Emails are also problem, no public interest.

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  16. .@austingmackell As I wrote, the whole thing is a problem, in multiple ways. Emails are by ordinary citizens, also contain private info.

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    .@austingmackell Wikileaks is not the only responsible party, but they are one. Not encrypting the files; hacking them; publicizing them.

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    .@austingmackell I found them through Wikileaks, as part of their "AKP" emails publicity. I'm happy to hold all others responsible as well.

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    I never said "published". Files Wikileaks promoted were uploaded days ago; previous leaks not same.

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  18. Correct. It it is not. Different kinds of data; much more recent; some more dangerous, especially now.

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    zeynep tufekci

    I'm about done here. My goal was to say this, to everyone not just WL: do not rush; do not dump; do not work in languages you do not know.

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    zeynep tufekci

    People who have spent their lives on the line fighting censorship in Turkey have all been tweeting they wished this "leak" never happened.

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    zeynep tufekci

    This is a multipart story; no part redeemable. Not the emails, not the publicizing of these recent databases; not Western press coverage.

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

    I'm not claiming Wikileaks the only irresponsible party here. There are others. If you took part in any part of this leak, you were wrong.

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    zeynep tufekci

    I can take criticism. I can deal with being called "Erdogan apologist". But to the hacker community: you have done real harm.

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    zeynep tufekci

    This indiscriminate leak of no public interest & private info; this publicizing of sensitive databases. Talking points for every censor. 👏👏👏

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  19. You know full well we did not publish the database. You have seriously discredited yourself. Disgraceful. Correct the record.

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  20. Try: "Sorry. We rushed. The emails were by ordinary citizens—no public interest. The files we publicized repeatedly were doxing."

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

    Try: "We know you never said 'published' the files. We are not the only guilty party, but we take responsibility for out part."

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    zeynep tufekci

    Try: "We are dismayed to learn people who are at the forefront of the anti-censorship fight in Turkey publicly condemned it all."

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

    Only part I don't mind is being called an "Erdogan apologist" by you. Two min on Google will give people sense of your research.

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