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"See What You Share Guy" ----and such sites.....
From: Steve Kudlak <chromazine () sbcglobal net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 05:47:43 -0700

Every once in awhile one will get a person who will trip across things that are kind of the worlds open secrets and he will sort of freak about it. Anyone who has worked in a real security environment will know these things are kept far from such open things as the internet. I think what he has discovered are pretty much mil(itary) folks and others who are sharing stuff and police reports which
are open public records etc.

There was some guy who was a plumber in Seattle or somewhere and he used to
track people browsing porn sites from government sites on presumably the public's dime and he made it a real crusade of the whole thing. Lots of people in places who
surfed the web for lunch/break time hated him.

People who have never been in or dealt with high security stuff freak easily over anything they feel should be secret. For example police reports are open for a number of days in almost everywhere and this is how newpaper reporters and the like do their investigations.

I actually found this pretty much reassuring. People are pretty much human and there is just sometbing reassuring about seeing life in full detail that to see is very cheering and reassuring
and not extremerly scary.

What I do find a bit scary is the whole sort of idea that there are lots that should be kept locked away from everyone except the annointed few and they are supposed to be trhe only one's who know how how things really are and they keep it secret from us for out own good. Heaven knows one does need some security but overall I think the balance is that things work better wtih disclosure
rather than hiding,.


Have Fun,
Sends Steve

P.S. Now if MI-6 bugs me if I actully make it to the UK in the next few days oh well...;)


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