For years, Wikileaks has been publishing massive troves of documents online — usually taken without authorization from powerful institutions and then given to the group to publish — while news outlets report on their relevant content. In some instances, these news outlets work in direct partnership with WikiLeaks — as the New York Times and The Guardian, among others, did when jointly publishing the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and U.S. diplomatic cables — while other times media outlets simply review the archives published by WikiLeaks and then report on what they deem newsworthy.
As a little person I have to assume everything I write on the internet is monitored. Why shouldn't our government be subject to the same scrutiny? Transparency is the answer to government spying and surveillance. Put it all out there. They want total Information awareness? -- lets give them total government transparency!