[Dailydave] Weev's collateral damage.
ali at packetknife.com
Wed Nov 21 12:17:51 EST 2012
Entirely agreed - and while all occupations are at risk for
over-criminalization, InfoSec is also at an intersection point with major
political narrative. Like many Academics were put at risk right after 9/11
for research that had always been in the public eye.
It's worth your time to read the book and blog work of Harvey Silverglate:
On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Dave Aitel <dave at immunityinc.com> wrote:
> So I'm no fan of Weev aka Andrew Auernheimer. The man is seriously
> disturbed and it's odd to see people support him<https://twitter.com/maradydd/status/271067146145107968>
> on Twitter. Just as an example, here's some bizarre rape porn I'm fairly
> sure he and his friends posted about my wife on full disclosure (and to DD
> before it was moderated - in fact, Weev is the reason moderation is on this
> list at all):
> . Here's a post about him torturing some kid "for the lulz":
> I think it's fair to say the likelihood of Weev having done something that
> deserves some level of criminal liability is pretty high. That said, this
> is not it. Keep in mind the data Weev collected was email addresses and
> names. Nothing sensitive in the slightest. Everything they collected was
> essentially sent in cleartext over the Internet at some point.
> It's obvious to anyone with any technical background that the case the FBI
> brought against him is a travesty, and the fact that they won is even more
> insane. It's this sort of thing that makes it obvious the DHS doesn't
> understand the Internet, and shouldn't be given more control over it, which
> is what John McCain has been saying for the last year or so. Cases like
> this make everyone look bad - and if they manage to make it stick, the
> collateral damage is all of us.
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