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[liberationtech] New Yorker debut's Aaron Swartz's 'Strongbox.'

Shava Nerad shava23 at gmail.com
Thu May 16 08:12:48 PDT 2013


/snark

Why, take the positive spin.  Think of it as proving the New Yorker's place
in this constellation.

They can destroy Aaron Swartz' character in one article and use him now to
promote their project without a single qualm.

And, they can hire Poulsen who has publically compared Tor and Tor users to
terrorists and worse in the pages of their sister publication Wired (once
so egregiously that even in this day of op/ed journalism, I got a
retraction) to maintain it, since who would understand the architecture and
user needs better?

This proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, their journalistic integrity.

/end snark

Standard disclaimer:  haven't spoken for Tor officially since 2007.  But
geeeez.

This seems special.  Of course, I imagine it doesn't make a fig of
difference to the average observer, but it's stunning how bold obscurantist
things like this I can see make me wonder -- what richness am I just
missing in my environment daily for lack of awareness of the foxes that
surround me?

Yrs,
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Shava Nerad
shava23 at gmail.com
On May 16, 2013 10:01 AM, "Nadim Kobeissi" <nadim at nadim.cc> wrote:

> The technical aspects aside, I find the fact that they're using Aaron
> Swartz as a marketing asset to be morally problematic. :/
>
>
> NK
>
>
> On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 6:04 AM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>wrote:
>
>> Sarah Lai Stirland:
>> >
>> http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/05/strongbox-and-aaron-swartz.html
>> >
>> >
>> http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissues/2013/05/strongbox-the-new-yorker-investigates.html
>> >
>>
>> Kevin Poulsen suggested I open issues on Github and I've been doing so
>> as 'ioerror' for the last few hours:
>>
>>   https://github.com/deaddrop/deaddrop/issues
>>   https://github.com/deaddrop/DeadDropDocs/issues
>>
>> Looking at the current deployment doesn't impress me much - I think
>> there is a lot of potential though...
>>
>> All the best,
>> Jacob
>>
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