The big shocking revelation from Wikileaks?
OMG! Politicians Lie! (Yawn)
Of course they do. Because they used to be able to get away with it.
But the new reality is privacy is dead and so are secrets.
That genie is not going back in the bottle.
People, as individuals and as government agents, are going to have to adjust to the new reality. Those that can’t will continue to be “embarrassed” when their “secrets” are spread across the Internet. Once something leaves your head and is transmitted to someone else, it is effectively a public record because the Internet is forever.
So far we’ve been able to pretend privacy exists because for most people, no one cares to look.
That is changing.