June 16, 2013

The Old, Familiar Song

In a new Guardian article, we learn that: "Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts, according to documents seen by the Guardian."

The Guardian helpfully provides a link to the documents themselves. Take a look.

Nice redactions. Who did 'em? Why? Don't get me wrong. I like black, especially great big boxes of black. I just like to know why they're there. (Page 3 is my fave. Outstanding!)

By the way: what percentage of the total documents relevant to this new story (and perhaps "seen by the Guardian"?) do these redacted documents represent? We know there are more documents, including more documents "seen by the Guardian," because of the story's details, and because of this additional story.

And so on and so forth.

Well, there you go. Gatekeepers. Can't live with 'em, and can't live with 'em.

Betcha we could live without 'em. What say we give it a try someday?

See: Fed Up with All the Bullshit, and In Praise of Mess, Chaos and Panic