morlockelloi on Wed, 6 Apr 2016 03:55:26 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Ten Theses on the Panama Papers

Maybe I'm missing something, but the mere notion that something that 3-400 people have access to (more likely thousands, with associates, managers, etc.) is a tight secret is ... mind boggling. And then when the logistics of distributing all these terabytes to hundreds of recipients, months ago, without a single accident, is considered, this becomes a virtually impossible proposition.

On top of this, it appears that each entity got a custom subset - a major editing task.

And none of these thousands - not a single one - sent a copy to Wikileaks? Give me a break.

What we have here is a totally unrealistic interpretation of the reality. But then it was only a matter of time when the 'anonymous leaks' strategy will get weaponized and incorporated into media business model.

has a full copy of the entire data set, as became known yesterday,
apart from the 370 investigative journalists that have worked on the

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