I don't see a problem with going for any newspaper that uses illegaly gained material, especially when its publication can be a threat to the countries interest during a time of war. When we say free press, we do not mean free to break or ignore laws.
just because something published could be a threat to the countries interest doesn't make them illegal, it just means those in power would rather they stayed secret.
Hacking is illegal, I would imagine, in most countries in the world and certainly is in the western democracies. The complications come in because you can hack across international boundries.
who's hacked anything? from what i've read it's one bloke out of god knows how many in the states with access to this stuff who's passed on the info.
Sam you know dammed well that America, the UK and every country in the world has laws covering espionage, which is effectively what is going on.
then they should have charged him with espionage when the first lot of stuff came out.
People seem to think because they don't see bombers flying overhead in this country that we are not at war. We are at war.
it's not the bombers overhead, but those on buses and tubes.
This democratic free thinker is so confident that he isn't breaking the law that he chooses to keep well away from the USA I notice.
quite a sensible stance to take judging by gitmo bay's history.
Demcoracies are not strong because we have freedom of the press or a right to information, they are strong because the vast majority of people know how to behave responsibly.
you mean conform? a strong democracy is judged on how much you can tell those in charge to get bent.
This man's idiotic campaign will result in the opposite to what he is trying to acheive, governments will become even more secretive and information laws will be tightened.
what's he trying to achieve? it seems to me he's trying to ###### off major governments, expecially the yanks, and it's working a treat so far but in 5 years it'll be ancient history. and if the upshot is governments try even harder not to tell us stuff that they really didn't want us to know in the first place then i for one really couldn't give a toss.