Oh, government, sometimes you can be so
. Everybody’s probably familiar with the notion that government documents will often have portions “blacked out,” where sensitive passages are covered in black marker to hide them from prying eyes.
Unfortunately for the government, in the 21st century, our documents of choice are not printed on paper, but stored electronically, often in the cross-platform PDF format. But for nostalgia’s sake, instead of
the sensitive sections, the government prefers instead to continue blacking them out.
There’s just one teensy-weensy little catch. Turns out when you black out text, you can still select the text, copy it, and paste it into a word processor, where it appears in all of its plaintext glory.