“In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical files belonging to scores of ordinary citizens while many hundreds more have had sensitive family, financial or identity records posted to the web. In two particularly egregious cases, WikiLeaks named teenage rape victims. In a third case, the site published the name of a Saudi citizen arrested for being gay, an extraordinary move given that homosexuality is punishable by death in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom.” AP takes a hard look at the kind of data Wikileaks has shared over the past year in the name of a near-religious allegiance to transparency: Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets. It turns out we like it when people leak information about those we perceive as too powerful or generally bad (or those whose sex tapes or private photos we really want to see): Who cried for the Sony execs hacked by North Korea? Who complained when leaked, private phone conversations stripped Donald Sterling of his NBA team? But in the age of transparency (which is apparently now defined as hacked, stolen, reviewed, and distributed information), there are no promises about who will be targeted. That decision is often left up to a band of modern-day thieves.

+ And, to this point, there seems to be very little hesitation in newsrooms about whether to publish stolen information. For a quick overview of that issue, let’s look to a guy who was at the center of the world’s most famous hack: Seth Rogen.

+ The FBI is now investigating a possible hack of reporters at the NY Times.