[ExI] <nettime> Forced Exposure: Groklaw closes down

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Wed Aug 21 23:47:34 UTC 2013

On 2013-08-21 16:44, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> It's impossible to prevent all leaks; the public would find out 
> something before long.  And when it does, certain elements - 
> inherently opposed to the establishment's interests - will conclude 
> that they must withdraw from all the resources the Internet offers - 
> depriving themselves of substantial advantage.

But this cuts both ways too. Something many commenter have noted is that 
the Wikileaks and Snowden leak show is that it is very hard to keep your 
own secrecy-preserving organisational darknet tight. The decision to 
reduce NSA sysadmins by 90% to increase scurity have been met with howls 
of laughter.

If it was possible to run a darknet perfectly, so the inside had the 
information and could watch the outside, then the intelligence agencies 
would be much better off.

Dr Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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