Twitter Debate

Two sides to a debate over what to do with documents stolen from Twitter.

The first post makes a pretty obvious point: Stealing is stealing. And anyone using documents they know are stolen is treading on some pretty thin ice.

The second post doesn’t completely disagree, but wonders if Twitter is possibly crying foul a bit too much, given how frequently Twitter has been used to leak confidential information.

It is an accurate truism that many rules don’t change in a digital world. A hacker who steals electronic records is every bit as much a thief as the cat burglar. The fact that the theft is accomplished with mouse clicks rather than by physically breaking and entering doesn’t change the analysis.