INTERESTING: Lady Gaga And MIA Visit Assange


THE ATLANTIC: MIA tweeted at Gaga on Sunday night, “if ur at harrods today , come visit Assange at the Ecuador embassy across the st. im there. ill bring TEA and CAKE.” A full 24-hours later, Lady Gaga posted a photo of her and the Wikileaks founder with a stain on his shirt. Somebody even snapped a couple of photos of her leaving the embassy. It’s unclear if MIA showed up. Who knows what the two of them talked about. However, thanks to the enthusiastic droves of Lady Gaga fans on Twitter, we’re reminded of the time that Bradley Manning kind of sort of gave the pop star credit for helping him yank hundreds of thousands of classified documents from U.S. Army servers. From Manning’s chat logs with hacker Adrian Lamo:

I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like ‘Lady Gaga’ … erase the music … then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing … [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga’s Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history. MORE