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 continue.