lunes, 2 de agosto de 2010

Blogging Deja-vu: Ghost Posts

Is not the first time that a blog post appears in my Google Reader besides being erased in the present time feed. In this case a post by Michael Zalewski, a Security Researcher (upper-case). He is apparently working for Google now, and he was blogging about the relation between the WikiLeaks versus USA affair and the disclosure of security vulnerabilities endless debate. Censorship? Conspiracy? Who knows, in either case mirroring the post is worthwhile due to the relevancy of the writer.

Linguistic deja vu

The New York Times, July 2010 (link):

"Steven Aftergood, head of the project on government secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, in his blog posting on June 28 accused WikiLeaks of 'information vandalism' with no regard for privacy or social usefulness.

'WikiLeaks must be counted among the enemies of open society because it does not respect the rule of law nor does it honor the rights of individuals,' he wrote."

Scott Culp, October 2001 (link):

"If we can't eliminate all security vulnerabilities, then it becomes all the more critical that we handle them carefully and responsibly when they're found. Yet much of the security community handles them in a way that fairly guarantees their use, by following a practice that's best described as information anarchy.

It's simply indefensible for the security community to continue arming cybercriminals."