Originally Posted by Brutha
Webster's definition is a good first step: "an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer"
Agreed, so what would a hacker know about distinguishing what revealed information was true or false .. and how would Wikileaks know if it was true or false?
A hacker is an expert in computers, not in making global, moral decisions about international relations, war and peace, etc..
And, even if it was true, and disclosed, would it necessarily be in the best interest of the public at large? As I mentioned earlier, the disclosure of such information could muddy the waters, whether it be at an international, national, regional, or social level.
Disclosing everything, or having some arbitrary, unelected, independent body decide so, does not make it 'good', or even romantically attractive ( Scarlet Pimpernel gets persecuted by evil authorities!!). That is my point.