In reference to the recent Ashley Madison hack: the subscribers names were released publicly, should illegally obtained information be allowed to be released publicly? What should be done?

Gastonia, NC Correspondent-I’m in the “media business” and an issue that is always at the forefront of our minds when we’re breaking a big story is sourcing. How many times have you seen BuzzFeed, TMZ or some other news-ish site “break” a sensational story that later turns out to be inaccurate, if not completely fabricated? Single-sourcing of news items is what makes this happen. It’s the equivalent of the neighborhood gossip hearing that the preacher is fooling around with the church secretary and running door to door to tell the neighbors without finding out that, in fact, the church hasn’t HAD a secretary for months. Continue reading