If the Russians hacked into my private conversations and then shared those conversations with Wikileaks who then shared that data with the media which then shared my words with the public at large, here’s something you’d learn about me: I’m really worried about the normalization of the willy-nilly dissemination of leaked information and the way that data can be used to frame public opinion and potentially destroy a person. OK, there are a few other things you’d also learn, but I’m not going to share them here–because they’re private (or at least they will be until my memoir comes out). We seem to have completely accepted the notion that there is no distinction between public and private discourse, and that the means by which once private information is obtained is entirely irrelevant. More on this from Mathew Ingram in Fortune: Publishing Hacked Private Emails Can Be a Slippery Slope.