WikiLeaks is certainly not the first whistle-blower organization, this has a long history; however, it has a high profile because it comes at a time when technology has created instant news and an immediate global reach. Researchers need information and good data and these documents have already lead to some published, peer-review assessments. Once the dust settles, it will be interesting to see what the long-term impact of this is. Certainly, the government will be tightening down their security procedures and hopefully somehow we might see increased transparency as officials realize that making information public still has value in a democratic society. I was able to write up a brief summary about WikiLeaks for Information Today's NewsBreaks on "WikiLeaks-A Critical Catalyst, But for What End?" that was just posted today. I learned a lot from some very interesting, smart people. I'd be interested in your comments as well!