December 10, 2010 – You can’t turn on a television or radio without hearing about WikiLeaks. I personally haven’t looked at the site or read any reports republished by various news outlets. However, it has occurred to me that with the vast amount of information supposedly on this site, a strong taxonomy has to be a place to access and retrieve the data.

My musings were inspired by Fast Company’s article, “State Dept: Reading WikiLeaks Will Endanger Your Job.” The article is looking at the importance of secure data and the principles behind something as basic as “can you keep a secret?” They even propose that those who download data from the site in question may find themselves under scrutiny of employers, present and future. 

Right or wrong, whatever side of the table you are on regarding this issue, the technology behind it is interesting to me. 

Melody K. Smith 

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