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Wikileaks has published every single email from Sony leak

The whistleblower site says that the hacked messages belong in the public domain (and in a fully searchable database, no less)

Sony Pictures probably wants to forget The Interview ever happened. Not only did James Franco-fronted comedy majorly piss off North Korea, it also prompted hackers to leak over 170,000 private emails between Sony employees and film bigwigs including David Fincher and Angelina "minimally talented spoilt brat" Jolie. And now Wikileaks has just uploaded every single email in the leak in a searchable database. It's like Google but for Hollywood insider gossip.

Julian Assange said in a press release that "whilst some stories came out at the time, the original archives, which were not searchable, were removed before the public and journalists were able to do more than scratch the surface".

"This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation," he added. "It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there." 

The whistleblower organisation says that the database has widespread political ramifications beyond a few embarassing private emails from Sony executive, highlighting a chain of emails from employees trying to get around the $5,000 corporate campaign donation limit to donate $50,000 to New York governer Andrew Cuomo. 

"The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information on WikiLeaks," Sony said in a statement. "The attackers used the dissemination of stolen information to try to harm SPE and its employees, and now WikiLeaks regrettably is assisting them in that effort."

"We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks’ assertion that this material belongs in the public domain and will continue to fight for the safety, security, and privacy of our company and its more than 6,000 employees."

When news of the Sony hack first broke, many publications questioned the "problematic" ethics of reporting on stolen data. Bridesmaids director Judd Apatow even compared it to sharing nude photographs of hacked celebrities. Wikileaks' move is bound to reignite all these controversies.