Wikileaks: Privacy For Me But Not For Thee
Wikileaks posted the Sony info, then sites like Jezebel, among others, ran with it. In the guise of humor, Jezebel exposed the very personal shopping habits of Sony executive Amy Pascal.
I will not link to that as I found it thoroughly disgusting. Suffice to say the Jezebel author, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, was previously employed by First Look Media.
I find the hypocrisy amazing, not to mention the harassment and ridicule of a fellow female by a supposedly “woman friendly” website. Ugh!
The Wikleaks dump also reveals “credit card number, medical information, private e-mail addresses, salary data”…
Where is the outrage from the privacy advocates?
OPINION | MICHAEL A. COHEN
Where’s the Wikileaks outrage?
The site has done far more damage to privacy than the NSA
THIS WEEK, the group Wikileaks posted on its website the entire archive of data and information stolen from Sony Pictures last fall — and it seems every day there’s a new, earth-shattering scoop.
We’ve learned that one rich person tried to help another rich person’s kid get an internship at Buzzfeed. Shocking!
A former Hillary Clinton aide sometimes talked with movie studio presidents about how great they think Hillary Clinton is. Scandalous!
And a famous movie star was embarrassed about — and tried to cover up — the fact that his long-dead ancestors owned slaves.
What a victory for transparency that these critically important stories are now in the public domain!
That’s what Wikileaks and its click-obsessed enablers in the media would like you to believe. But in reality, data dumps like these represent a threat to our already shrinking zone of privacy.