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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:11 PM
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8. New protocols don't matter much...
...if there's someone on the inside willing to blow the whistle.

Regardless of how ironclad your encryption and protocols are, you can never discount the actions of an individual who is privy to the information in the first place if that individual wishes to release the information to a wider audience. That's how Wikileaks works, they don't hack in to get the info, they count on whistleblowers to provide it to them.

Obviously the first line of defense would be to limit access to fewer people. I'm sure they are doing that, but really, the standards were pretty lax at least in the case of the info that Bradley Manning (may have) released: even the Iraq forces had access to it.
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