So was Jim Oberg's rumor true or false?
He said.... "I'm hearing some worried murmurs from contacts -- the separation image cards can't seem to be found. Anybody know more?"
So he's passing on what his contacts are saying, probably based on the "We'll have them uploaded midday Tuesday", to Kylie's "maybe tomorrow" to Derek's "They are still on the Soyuz, a week away".
That would raise alarm bells, so you can see where the rumor's come from, but accroding to Mr Hassmann they are secure, which is the main thing.
It'd be interesting to know why they decided against uploading them at the landing site, why Paolo left the cards on the Soyuz, and why they can't even upload them for a week. Something changed, and the way they are downplaying potentially the most iconic images ever is strange.