How Wikileaks Exploits Technological, and Human, Weaknesses
Kate Woodsome |Washington DC
Historians, anti-war activists and armchair observers of human nature will have plenty to mull over in the coming years, thanks to the online group WikiLeaks.
The website has published hundreds of thousands of previously unreleased U.S. military and diplomatic documents, dating from February of this year to as far back as the 1960s. The latest round of leaks, involving diplomatic cables, has renewed efforts by the U.S. government to tighten security on its computer systems. But cyber-security experts point out the leaks were less a breakdown of technology than of trust.
Their thoughts, and the full story, after the jump.