The furore over WikiLeaks has died down a little. But the leaked American diplomatic cables are beginning to claim victims. Yesterday the FT reported on the story of Berry Smutny, the head of Galileo, the European satellite project, who has been forced to resign after a WikiLeak suggested that he regarded the project he is supervising as a “stupid idea”. Smutny has denied saying any such thing. But he still had to go – victim of the extra credibility that comes from reading a document that was never meant for public consumption.
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