Wednesday, December 01, 2010

On Wikileaks

Besides stealing a new translation of the Mass from the Vatican, Wikileaks also snatched a bunch of State Department and Pentagon info, as you may have heard.

Here's a take on "secrets" which is worth pondering:

Alan over at SnarkyBytes sums up the scandal rather well, in my opinion.

When is a secret not a secret?

When three million people know it.

. . .

When that many people have access, the reason it’s secret isn’t to keep it from the foreign powers. (They already know.)

It’s to keep it secret from you.

HT: Peter

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