Hidden in Plain Sight

If you are stuck in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, in a small room you must be short of things to do. Mr Assange has relieved his boredom but releasing into the public domain nearly one and a quarter million US intelligence and diplomatic reports which were made in the 1970s, apparently in a searchable form on Wikileaks. These documents are already in the public domain at the US National Archives, but releasing them in a way that they can all be searched and accessed, according to subject matter, may well mean that people will be able to find out things which were previously hidden in plain sight.