The tricky part of all this IMHO (In my honest opinion for the uninitiated) is that with freedom comes RESPONSIBILITY. And I like using physical examples because a lot more people understand them than do “virtual” examples.
You land a job. Your employer gives you a key to the building, your office and file cabinet doors, an email account, and a VPN password. With the exception of the email and VPN, all these things are physical. And if you are basically honest and loyal to your employer (he/she provides the paycheck), then you don’t hand over your keys to another person.
Now if you have an ax to grind or some other motive, you might share the contents of your file cabinet or access into the building with someone else. But, come on, that’s suspicious behavior in any circle.
Now we come to the folks who believe that their first amendment rights cover this stuff. No, its not a gray area, its double dipping.
At least that’s how I see it.
And blogging about security stuff is always tricky because we (bloggers) never really know who is reading stuff that we might take for granted. And I, for one, don’t want to inform or educate anyone who will threaten my freedom or that of my friends and family. So there’s stuff we just don’t publish (or sell) and must keep to ourselves.