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Comment Re:Why? (Score 2) 288

I learned this working for the uk government - everything we wrote could be released under the FOIA and as a result we were careful about what we wrote. I'm glad I had that experience - I don't put anything in an email (or any other written communication) that I would be bothered by having published on the web, read by MI5 or my employer, or even plastered over the tabloids. It doesn't hamper my ability to discuss things with friends or colleagues it just means I'm a little more aware of what I'm writing and think before I do.

If you work for a publicly funded institution that's the situation you're in and for good reasons. If you don't like it get someone else to pay for your research.

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