This blog entry is about a news item, which says that it was a professor of a university who originally wrote President Bush's speech. How was it found out and what are its implications?
Well, look at this article: National Strategy for victory in Iraq.
Now download the PDF document and view the properties of the PDF document. Do you see “feaver_p”?
Here's the reasoning that NYTimes article gives about this:
The role of Dr. Feaver in preparing the strategy document came to light through a quirk of technology. In a portion of the document usually hidden from public view but accessible with a few keystrokes, the plan posted on the White House Web site showed the document's originator, or “author” in the software's designation, to be “feaver-p.”
This has raised concerns about metadata harming the privacy of people.
Ethics is going to be a really hot field soon. 🙂