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At least wikileaks didn't buy stolen data, unlike the British Government
http://hmrcisshite.blogspot.com/2010/03/handling-stolen-data.html

Brett King

Great post...

Check out also Jeff Jarvis' comments on what the US 'patriotic' attacks on Wikileaks means for freedom of the press:
http://badtechnologist.com/2010/12/07/jeff-jarvis-on-wikileaks-cnn/

Alain R

Chris, obviously you haven't heard yet of the most devastating consequences: http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/war/wikileaks-row-stops-someone-from-buying-a-chris-de-burgh-album-201012093336/

Paul Peters

".. the hydrostatic paradox of controversy. Don't you know what that means? Well, I will tell you. You know that, if you had a bent tube, one arm of which was of the size of a pipe-stem, and the other big enough to hold the ocean, water would stand at the same height in one as in the other. Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way. And the fools know it." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

http://scubageek.com/articles/wwwparad.html

it is foolish to manufacture consent..

D Wiatzka

Wikileaks and its supporters miss the point of free speech and freedom of the press. Leaking confidential information is a crime which is superceded when it exposes an even greater crime. E.g. leaking confidential information which exposes criminal activities of a president such as Watergate.

To date nothing Wikileaks has brought to light has resulted in any criminal prosecution.

Given this fact, Wikileaks has done nothing to contribute to good governance and the rule of law. Rather, they've promoted an atmosphere in which vital leaks may not happen and/or may be overlooked.

Further, since these leaks are not exposing greater crimes Wikileaks is guilty of the crime of violating confidentiality.

Their law breaking should be treated as such and we should not succumb to the mob rules attitude of Wikileaks' reckless anarchist supporters.

Account Deleted

I would gloss a little bit: the freedom to think (by yourself) and to speak-out your thoughts is PRICELESS

Thom

Lets see how impressed you are when the GOVT intelligence agencies use their own Wiki Leaks cyberwar operation as justification to take down the internet and censor it heavily. Joe Lieberman already has that legislation written and in committee. Wow, have you ever seen Congress so efficient? Maybe only on the Patriot Act- 1500 pages of which was already on their desks, ready to go on Sept 12 ?

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