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

Kevin Poulsen klp at hacknet.com
Thu May 16 09:58:00 PDT 2013


Shava, are you talking about this?

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2007/07/cyber-jihadists/

I was glib, to be sure, but I followed up by posting the entirety of
your 500 word response to my 200 word post. Also, 2007.

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 8:12 AM, Shava Nerad <shava23 at gmail.com> wrote:
> /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.
>
 (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,
> ----
>
> 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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