darren.greer3 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 14:27:39 UTC 2010
That should have been 'technologically equipped.' I'm taking a
cold medicine and I just checked the ingredients. It has pseudo-ephedrine in
it, and that always fuzzes up my thinking a bit. I have a chemistry exam in
20 minutes. Sloppy writing may be the least of my academic problems today.
On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Darren Greer <darren.greer3 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Eugen wrote:
> >The person is not important,
> The person is very important, because how he and others involved are dealt
> with will determine the level of risk others are willing to take to
> accomplish similar ventures in future. I'd say the press is more focussed on
> Assange than the content of the leaks precisely because they understand
> >the press waking up to the possibility of using the Internet as an
> anonymous, uncensorable informant platform is.<
> If you're a decent journalist, you probably already know this. What you
> don't know is if a government is unable to censor the information, how
> effective will it be in censoring the person or persons responsible for
> leaking it? Because as you know, *nothing* is anonymous on the Internet.
> That's the great irony of our age. An unfathomable sea of information,
> with your signature on every molecule of data you contribute, if someone
> is determined and technically equipped and proficient enough to look for it.
"In the end that's all we have: our memories - electrochemical impulses
stored in eight pounds of tissue the consistency of cold porridge." -
Remembrance of the Daleks
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