Considering the discussion we’ve had this week over what the importance of Wikileaks really is, it’s also worth considering what its effects will be. I wrote about it this week for PBS:
The natural reaction to theft is paranoia about security. If a thief breaks into your home because you left a window unlocked, it is natural to become paranoid about locking every single entrance to your home as a result. In a very real way, Wikileaks has participated in the theft of classified data. As a result, we can expect the U.S. government to respond by increasing the security around its data, regardless of classification.
And so on. Comment away.