Wikileaks has done a lot of damage over the past year. They managed to exploit the U.S Government, the military, and major corporations. It is safe to say that wikileaks has cause a world wind of problems that has affected a lot of people dramatically. So what is the next step? Is wikileaks going to hit the world with a surprise exploitation on another company or is fight over? What has happened to the corporations affected by wikileaks?
Forbes talks about the future of Wikileaks saying, “Regardless of the military and political repercussions of WikiLeaks’ latest release, its revelations should serve as a reminder for the information security community: Chinese cyberspies or Eastern European cybercriminals may threaten your data. But a single whistle-blower with a conscience can also turn your entire organization inside out.”
It is hard to tell what is going to happen to Wikileaks. Wikileaks can use its power for good and not for corruption. They can also keep spiraling and using their knowledge out of rage.
Evgeny Morozov, an internet commentator believes that, “WikiLeaks currently stands at a crossroads: one route ahead would see a radical global network systematically challenging those in power – governments and companies alike – just for the sake of undermining “the system”. The current quest for transparency could soon become an exercise in anger, one leak at a time.”
In the Scientific American, Steven Aftergood a senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists says, “The scope of government secrecy in the U.S., not to mention other countries, has exceeded rational boundaries, he acknowledges. Still, he adds, disabling secrecy in the name of transparency would be a sensible goal only “if it were true that all secrecy is wrong.”
All we can do is sit back an watch Wikileaks either exploit more companies and diplomats or sit back and understand that things are private for a reason and should be respected. Yes, people want to know what the government is secretly doing about international situations or what is going on behind the scenes. This is definitely a wake up call to censor a lot of documents and keep them close to people that can be trusted. How can something so powerful be a hero to some and an enemy to most?