They should really drop the facade and admit that the secrets have nothing to do with the information, and everthing to do with the power it lets them have over others, including the citizens and Constitution they swear to protect.
Who exactly thinks a world full of bright minds and dexterity ample to steer spacecraft to the moon decides the world needs autonomous vehicles?
This world is not full of such people.
Is this so people can text at the same time and drive cross town without plowing into the tear of someone just minding their own business? MORONS
Exactly. This technology is designed for people as they actually are: no interest at all in the process of driving, and terrible-to-adequate skill at it. It is not designed for the people we might wish surrounded us.
It's not that hard in 2014, and makes it even more obvious when people are skirting the laws and best practices.
It wouldn't really help much. If Clinton were willing to use a private email address, she wouldn't flinch at buying a private cell phone / laptop / internet service to get around whatever other roadblocks are in place. Whitelists and such would only deter or catch those who are not very determined to break the rules, or not very imaginative. I would think meaningful penalties for getting caught doing it would be more effective - if there were someone interested in enforcing such penalties, which there isn't.
Yet, if I am accused of copyright infringement, it is up to me to prove that I did NOT infringe.
Not quite, it's up to both cases to present evidence, and the decision is supposed to go to wherever the preponderance of the evidence points. The plaintiff can't just file suit and do nothing else, and win a judgment if you fail to make a good enough case.