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WiKi Leaks

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WiKi Leaks

Were they right or wrong to disclose this information ?
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and equally pertinent were the US right/wrong/idiotic to create a database of sensitive information which over 3 million users could access with little or no system to prevent copying to a CD
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I Bet there are already a number of copies of that CD.......... How long before a copy appears on e-bay ?
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As I understand the UK Police data base, your connection to that is severely restricted, and all use is logged, Wonder what the US freedom of speech allows?
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When you consider that the guy they're blaming has the exalted rank of private  Huh
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11863618
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the word is HAD
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Now this is getting interesting http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Wikileaks-UK-Government-Promised-To-Protect-US-Interests-I...
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The British government promised to hide any information from the Iraq Inquiry that would be damaging to the US, a leaked document has revealed.
The cable, released on the Wikileaks website, says the then foreign secretary David Miliband was present at a meeting with US officials, during which the head of security policy at the Ministry of Defence said the UK would protect American interests.
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Dated September 22 2009, the cable refers to meetings in London between Ellen O'Kane, the US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, Mr Miliband, Jon Day, then MoD Director General for Security Policy and Foreign and Cabinet Office officials.
It states: "Day also promised that the UK had "put measures in place to protect your interests" during the UK inquiry into the causes of the Iraq war."
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Gordon Brown announced the inquiry into the Iraq War in June 2009.
He promised it would have access to "the fullest range of information, including secret information."
But in January 2010, two months after the inquiry began, it's chairman Sir John Chilcot said he was "frustrated" certain documents had not been declassified, during questioning of Lord Goldsmith, who was Attorney General at the time of the invasion.
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Personally i think its a bit of both. Right to release information which should be available to all but right to try and protect sensitive bits which could cost the lives of those in the intelligence community etc.
I do think america has gone overboard with the paranoia to be honest. It's all well and good to try and keep accurate intelligence to keep your people safe but keeping it unsecured with weak IT networks where numerous people can access anything and then moaning about how wrong it is to leak information and trying to prosecute those who leaked it is just irresponsible. Whats worse is these so called plans about Iran and everything... basically plans to slowly take over the world. While I don't hold anything against America and its idealism for some form of democracy (even if it is somewhat stitched up) they can't force themselves on the rest of the world just because they have the biggest nuclear arsenal (ok, maybe they can lol). It's just wrong.
Still, I'm just the little person, what does my view matter ?
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Latest from Wiki leaks: Gordon Brown 'lurched from disaster to disaster'
Wonder where the US intelligence originated before it was leaked "The SUN" perhaps
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Oddly though I didn't think that was even a secret?  Wink
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Please don't shoot the messenger - the world is changing and those in charge had better get used to it!
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It shows you how much the Americans are messed up, they are calling for the terrorist Julian Assange to be hunted down and assassinated. 
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A long list of key facilities around the world that the US describes as vital to its national security has been released by Wikileaks.
The US State Department in February 2009 asked all US missions abroad to list all installations whose loss could critically affect US national security.
The list includes pipelines, communication and transport hubs.
Several UK sites are listed, including cable locations, satellite sites and BAE Systems plants, including the one in Pretson.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11923766
I'm all for free speech - but I think needs to stop (or be stopped).  
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Absolutely agree.
When this first started I did not have an opinion either way but the release of this latest information makes me think what purpose is served by doing this. It is a threat to our security and a goldmine for terriorists !
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Mike Masnick always has a very reasonable point of view, and this is from him:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101202/02243512089/how-response-to-wikileaks-is-exactly-what-assa...
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