News bites: WikiLeaks docs unveil new details on Guantanamo

Several publications have unveiled new details on Guantanamo based on hundreds of documents made available through WikiLeaks, the controversial whistleblower website. NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Telegraph of London each had access to the documents and wrote up detailed reports using the leaked papers.

The documents weren't obtained directly from WikiLeaks. NPR reports that they went from WikiLeaks to an anonymous source who shared them with the NYT, which then shared them with other publications.

Administration response, as reported by The Associated Press: "It is unfortunate that several news organizations have made the decision to publish numerous documents obtained illegally by WikiLeaks concerning the Guantanamo detention facility," said Ambassador Daniel Fried, the Obama administration's special envoy on detainee issues, and Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell.

The NYT wrote this note to readers about its effort to redact pieces of the documents that might endanger informants. 

The iPhone is storing location data even when location services are shut off, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

South Korea is preparing to investigate Apple's location data collection, Bloomberg reports. 

The news industry in Slovakia is borrowing a business model from cable, bundling various publications together behind a single pay-wall fee, the NYT reports. One media company is exploring whether that cost can also be coupled with the Internet service bill. It probably wouldn't work in the U.S., the article concludes. 

Google is trying to figure out how to make money on the mobile Web where traditional search is less influential, the NYT reports.

A Sunday magazine piece from the NYT argues that allowing plaintiffs to bring anonymous lawsuits would help in situations where they are anonymously smeared by Web creeps.