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This time, WikiLeaks may have gone too far.

The Associated Press reported this week that WikiLeaks, a radical transparency group, published personal information on several ordinary citizens. The personal information, in some cases, included health records and sexual tastes.
The AP reports in one instance a Saudi Arabian citizen was identified as gay by WikiLeaks. This disclosure puts the individual in grave danger, as homosexuality is considered criminal by the Kingdom.
“They published everything: my phone, address, name, details,” a Saudi man told the AP. “If the family of my wife saw this … Publishing personal stuff like that could destroy people.”
On Twitter, WikiLeaks responded to the controversy, essentially saying it was old news and no harm done.

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“No, WikiLeaks did not disclose ‘gays’ to the Saudi govt. Data is from govt. & not leaked by us. Story from 2015. Re-run now due to election,” WikiLeaks tweeted on Tuesday.
Along with revealing sexual orientation, WikiLeaks is accused of publishing sensitive health information on hundreds of people. In some instances, medical records published by WikiLeaks detailed rape, HIV status, sick children and mental health problems.
In its investigation, the AP contacted 23 people, mostly from Saudi Arabia, who were affected by the WikiLeaks expose.
“This is illegal!,” Dr. Nayef al-Fayez, a Jordanian doctor told the AP.
WikiLeaks is run by Julian Assange, an Australian with a long history of hacktivism. It was Assange who ordered the publishing of the U.S. defense cables given to him by U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, now Chelsea Manning. Manning is serving a prison sentence at Fort Levenworth in Kansas.
Assange has set up operations at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He is wanted on rape charges in Sweden and U.S. and U.K. authorities are also seeking his extradition.