Debbie Wasserman Schultz had been under fire as the chair of the DNC for months. But her resignation didn’t come until Wikileaks released a series of embarrassing emails. What’s amazing to me is that, as a society, we’ve totally accepted the fact that hacked, stolen, and leaked data is perfectly reasonable content for public discourse and even action. As the media and the public race to read and analyze the material, the fact that the data was hacked and leaked is barely a factor. This story is yet another reminder that the private has become public. I’m guessing that’s gonna make the private pretty boring.

+ To add a little additional intrigue to this story, there are signs that the data was hacked by Russians. Information has been weaponized.

+ Motherboard: “This tactic and its remarkable success is a game-changer: exfiltrating documents from political organizations is a legitimate form of intelligence work. The US and European countries do it as well. But digitally exfiltrating and then publishing possibly manipulated documents disguised as freewheeling hacktivism is crossing a big red line and setting a dangerous precedent: an authoritarian country directly yet covertly trying to sabotage an American election.” If Russia did the hacking, this email story is going to be a whole lot bigger than the last email story.