Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Once Again, There Are No Secrets

Apologies for a busy month, but in the great battle of message discipline (or, flat out persecution of leakers) it would be of interest to many to keep in mind the scandal breaking at Harvard as much or more than any Department of Justice runs at journalists.

Face it -- none of this was pointed at journalists.

It is all designed to intimidate sources.

While those in private business endure the monitoring of central IT, at most public universities this is frowned upon as beyond the pale.  Unfortunately, it goes on under various guises and covers.

So just like you can't say certain terms that might reveal you're giving away proprietary secrets at a Fortune 500, be careful -- very careful -- what you put in emails on any non-anonymous system.

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