But Who Leaks The Leaker?
Covered in English here:
i war: 3500 unpublished leaks destroyed forever as Assange hits out
Let's see now...
We have a guy in a position of significant trust who publicly and dramatically backstabs the organization he worked for, writes a book about it and
admits to destroying several gigabytes of information people may have risked their lives to disclose. Now he's starting a website, using technology he
openly admits he stole, as a competitor to the organization he just backstabbed.
Brilliant. With a résumé like that, I'm sure people around the world will fall all over themselves to trust this guy with their sensitive
Meanwhile, we also have a guy in charge of the organization that allowed one person, who turned out to be a backstabber, to have full dominion and
control over a huge amount of sensitive information and ultimately destroy it. Without any sort of distributed, secure backups to protect it. Um...
On top of that, he also suggests that said backstabber has been in contact with the FBI, and that his wife has been in contact with the CIA. So not
only has the data been "destroyed" and thus cannot be published as hoped by the people who submitted it, but copies of it may now be in the possession
of two government agencies who have all the time and money in the world to use said data, and other inside information presumably passed along with
it, to track down those who submitted it.
Oh, this just keeps getting better.
It's hard to imagine a more dismal state of affairs, or how WikiLeaks or this supposed "OpenLeaks" can possibly be trusted by anyone who actually has
something worthwhile to disclose.
At this point, whistleblowers are probably better off posting their leaks to YouTube or 4chan than either of these miserable, dodgy sites. Although I
feel compelled to point out that probably wouldn't be a good idea either, because the tendrils of bloated, corrupt governments and the people who make
them that way are long and sticky.
With diligent, unflinching efficiency, these two narcissistic drama queens have managed to seriously harm and set back the cause of secure, online
disclosure by several years and discourage uncountable numbers of potential whistleblowers from taking action, thus ensuring that a lot of information
come to light probably won't.
Am I wrong to think both of these insufferable jackasses deserve to rot in prison for their crimes against humanity?
edit on 8/22/2011 by Majic because: (no reason given)