WikiLeaks Cables Expose Names

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange attends a seminar at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation headquarters in Stockholm,on August 14, 2010. The seminar was arranged by 'Broderskapsrorelsen' - the Christian Social Democrats association in Sweden. AFP Photo Bertil Ericson / SCANPIX / Kod 10000 ** SWEDEN OUT ** (Photo credit should read BERTIL ERICSON/AFP/Getty Images)

WikiLeaks has published roughly 134,000 diplomatic cables in recent days, and many of the published documents did not conceal the names of the sources, including those whose names on the cables were marked “strictly protect.” In its previously published cables, WikiLeaks edited the cables to hide the identities of the diplomatic sources. The release could lead to negative reprisals for sources in authoritarian countries. One expert on government secrecy said, “If these cables have not been carefully reviewed, it’s likely to be problematic for any number of people named in the cables.” The cables also detail Apple's slow response to fight with counterfeits in China.