Current Events: Wikileaks

By alpers at 11:02 pm on March 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

Something that really piques one’s curiosity are the documents and reasons why governments and institutions choose to go in the paths they do.  One site that caters to uncovering these sensitive documents is Wikileaks, which has been frequently featured on /.’s homepage.  Although many documents revealed on Wikileaks is done so for the first time so a wide public audience (the entire internet, and effectively the world), many are legally available to the public, but often buried in the archives of the administration.

What really interests me about Wikileaks is the fact that it chooses to pop out at this time.  Vulnerabilities that are uncovered in this manner, even if they may be up to eighty years after the fact, may allow individuals and groups to exploit those same vulnerabilities in today’s organizations and technology.  Presenting this information in this ‘anarchist’ format certainly does illicit entertainment, but not learning from and rebuffing the same mistakes today with knowledge of past wrongdoing.

What do you guys think of Wikileaks?  Of course, censorship is probably not within the interest of WL, and definitely not of me – some of the material on the site really does need to catch the public’s eye.

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    Comment by Peter E Retep c/o

    March 28, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

    Thomas jefferson is smiling and listening from his grave, and wikileaking to John Adams.

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