Friday, March 01, 2013

Was that a Nikon or a Canon?

If we put aside issues of criminality, the most interesting part of the story of the soldier who divulged secret files to Wikileaks is how unsophisticated and commonplace his actual actions were.  As noted by the New York Times:

Private Manning said he put the files on a digital storage card for his camera and took it home with him on a leave in early 2010.

Private Manning eventually decided to release the information by uploading it to WikiLeaks. To do it, he said, he used a broadband connection at a Barnes & Noble store because his aunt’s house in a Maryland suburb, where he was staying, had lost its Internet connection in a snowstorm.

New York Times Photo

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