Secrecy (cont.)

By Christopher B. Daly

In the never-ending, bipartisan struggle between government and journalism, a few updates:

–Turns out, courts not only grant the government the power to spy on our cellphone and email records, but they also keep those orders a secret from us. The Times story┬átoday refers to an article by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Wm. Smith, which is worth reading.

–From the Mad Queen Dept: Even when documents have been divulged to the general public, as, for example, in the Wikileaks case, that doesn’t mean that they’re not still secret. So there.

So, if you know any secrets, you should probably un-know them. But don’t tell anybody.

 

 

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