Posts tagged Sanitization (classified information)
This week, WikiLeaks released a new round of diplomatic cables. This time, they included information identifying citizens of various countries, whose activities place them at risk of imprisonment as political dissidents.
The organization proclaims its innocence, alleging (in a thinly-veiled manner) that The New York Times was responsible for distributing the unredacted data. But this doesn’t pass the smell test. If WikiLeaks is in possession of the unredacted data, and distributed it to the Times, then WikiLeaks is responsible for distributing the data. This doesn’t necessarily absolve the Times of all responsibility, but WikiLeaks doesn’t earn a halo.