Information can change the world. U.S. dispatches leaked by Manning, was an important catalyst for anti-regime protests that have swept the Arab countries since 2010. This is one of many examples showing that information, contrary to claims of the prosecution posed by Chelsea Manning, set people free not harm them. The recent history of freedom, which Manning, Snowden and Assange are part of, indicates that we are at a crucial stage of formation of the modern information society. How many civil liberties it will leave for people depends on us.