[pp.int.general] limits of transparency

James O'Keefe jokeefe at jamesokeefe.org
Sat Nov 5 17:55:11 CET 2016

They are out there in the wild now, so we cannot but take a look at them.
Some interesting analysis is out there, see:



You can be sure that the NSA at least has the metadata for them as well as
probably the text as well.

When the Podesta emails came out we responded with this:


Because it seemed like a teachable moment. It also serves to remind us all
how insecure our emails are and how insecure our means of communicating are.

While I don't fault Wikileaks for revealing them, I do recognize that any
Pirate who gets elected could be on the receiving end of such treatment.

I suggest that our policy should be to push transparency and encryption.
Make as much of our government related communications public as we can and
save encryption for the truly personal messages.


On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 5:34 AM, Zbigniew Łukasiak <zzbbyy at gmail.com> wrote:

> What do you guys think about the latest Wikileaks releases?
> Where would you put the border between transparency and the right of
> privacy for politicians?
> Some background articles:
> http://lessig.tumblr.com/post/151983995587/on-the-wikileak-
> ed-emails-between-tanden-and
> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/05/opinion/what-were-
> missing-while-we-obsess-over-john-podestas-email.html?_r=0
> Cheers,
> Z.
> --
> Zbigniew Lukasiak
> http://brudnopis.blogspot.com/
> http://perlalchemy.blogspot.com/
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