Unauthorized Disclosures in the Networked Age

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on the latest round of scandals emanating from Washington D.C. For those of you who have been living under a rock on the dark side of the moon, here’s a synopsis:

  • The IRS has been targeting or­ga­ni­za­tions that have specific political ori­en­ta­tions.
  • The NSA was caught with it’s hands in multiple cookie jars, multiple times
    • In­ter­cept­ing metadata on com­mu­ni­ca­tions in the United States without legal oversight.
    • Collecting data from in­di­vid­u­als Internet activities with the assistance of major Internet in­fra­struc­ture and content providers.
    • Po­ten­tial­ly Listening in to domestic phone calls without warrants continue.