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strange (or unexplainable) permissions on /var/log/*

I am trying to make sense of /var/log/*. I noticed the following

  - user.log is 0640. However, aren't "user" messages possibly
    relevant to users? If so, I suggest making the file 0644.

  - uucp.log, mail.* and news/* are 0644. I would say that these
    should be 0640.

  - why is dmesg 0644? This is not really a problem, but do users
    need access to the boot messages?

I would appreciate comments...

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