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Obfuscation and deception

Bureaucrats, who mainly deal in information, have an interest in keeping that information close. It is the key to their power. In that context, many a bureaucrat, whether elected or appointed, initially assumed, when electronic record keeping arrived on the scene, that sensitive information would be easy to lose (GIGO) or simply disappear. (We were reminded recently that the White House has special secure servers on which special information (read “embarassing”) could be “secured.”) Secure is the latest bureaucratic substitute for secret.
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