• Secret list of nuclear sites released “by accident”

    03 Jun 2009

    Apparently our Imperial Federal Government can’t even follow its own rules for information privacy and security. It was just announced that a secret list of nuclear sites was released “by accident”.

    First of all, “accidents” are like “computer glitches” – there’s almost always human error behind them. Do you see the irony here? How is heavily-regulated private industry to be expected to lock everything down when the very entity writing OUR regulations can’t even protect their OWN information!?

    The lost external hard drive at the National Archives a couple of weeks ago
    was one thing. But this!? We’re talking about potential national security issues here (although they claim there aren’t any). I’m sure the data leakage prevention vendors are going crazy now.