Yesterday, in its latest data-dump of documents, WikiLeaks released over five million emails from the security-analysis company, Stratfor. You may remember that name from a few months back when Stratfor’s website was taken down by hacking group Anonymous. Apparently the two amorphous collectives (WikiLeaks and Anonymous) have been working together to set this information free.
There had been a pretty quiet bit of news about them being hacked a couple of months ago. I can’t help but think it was targeted, given their attention to various geopolitical interests. Must have touched a nerve somewhere.
I really enjoyed George Friedman’s [books](http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/529579.The_Next_100_Years), which I find to be sobering and insightful. The titles tend to raise a bit of skepticism, but he is up front about how he is only looking at trends, not making predictions. I will be disappointed, whatever the outcome of this debacle.