For students of foreign policy, empire studies, and the Internet, a great read in The Guardian today about the latest WikiLeaks:
"the US uses its embassies as part of a global espionage network, with diplomats tasked to obtain not just information from the people they meet, but personal details, such as frequent flyer numbers, credit card details and even DNA material."

And related story from the New York Times.

It is going to be a long weak for diplomats everywhere.

U.S. you've got some 'splainin' to do!