Criminal offence releasing data

In the “I am not the least bit surprised dept”, this from Lord Blair in the UK. He is arguing that there should be a blanket ban on the public releasing “state secrets”. What he really means in banging people in the dock anyone that dares question the status quo. I mean, that would be fine, if you could trust your leaders, but I have yet to see evidence that this is the case. Giving the state blanket powers to do whatever is potentially very dangerous, given that it is the State that starts wars with other States. Blanket absolute power like he is hoping for is wide open to abuse (jst look at what the NSA is getting away with, and they are not exactly secret about it anymore, it is not like anyone is in a position to challenge them), and those who have that type of power, WILL ABUSE IT.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/26/lord-blair-laws-principled-leaking

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