With an explosion of media outlets that don't adhere to mainstream journalistic standards, it's became difficult for readers to know whether to trust reports based on unnamed sources and leaks.
Government agencies and contractors are now less trusting of their workers, and keeping a much closer eye on them, both on and off the job.
Breaches of confidential information are inevitable. But we can limit their size and scope, and therefore their damage.
When major data breaches happen, how are they carried out? And is there anything companies can do about them?
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
The rise of leaktivism: specialised platforms and organisations that turn data into a weapon to strike at government and corporate power.
Make no mistake: the odds of a palace coup just narrowed slightly.