Bradley Manning chat logs with Adrian Lamo outed

Logs of conversations between Private Bradley Manning - the 22-year-old soldier at the heart of the WikiLeaks Cablegate saga - and hacker Adrian Lamo - who handed him to the authorities - have been published in full.

Wired, which has been sitting on the chat log files at the request of Manning's friends and family because they contained so much personal information, has decided to open the files to public scrutiny after much of their content was published by other media outlets.

Manning is has been charged with passing secret information to whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks and is currently banged up in prison awaiting trial.

The logs don't contain a great deal in the way of new revelations but do paint a sad picture of a young man in turmoil over his sexuality and professional life.

Lamo, who has been labelled the world's most hated hacker, has gone to ground and is reportedly living alone in a motel room.