Won't someone think of the children? Every one at FBI & up who signed off on this needs to be prosecuted. The conspired to create & distribute child porn. Period, full stop.
This can't be swept up in the typical the ends justify the means. A child was abused & they did nothing to stop it or investigate it. They just wanted the headline of a huge number of indictments. Of course many of those cases are falling apart & the 'accused' pedophiles will end up getting off. They broke the law for a really good reason, lets remind them breaking the law actually has penalties.
Gee, perhaps maybe someone should question why these critical systems are connected to the interwebs given the current climate. There are so many cases now where horrible outcomes are possible. (Sorry we closed our OR because Becki in HR thought that flash update was needed to see the awesome kitten video.)
The government can't seem to do much but stick the word cyber infront of every 4th word, try and panic people. They can't even manage to issue a press release with actual advice like, DISCONNECT IT FROM THE FUCKING NET!
IT guys have been mentioning all of these problems, but someone decided that if the CEO wants to be able to hit a button and see things... it has to happen. In the past it was cheap to pay for credit report monitoring for those you failed to protect, but now... they are demanding real money to give you back your files... that they probably downloaded before encrypting for a secondary payday.
So all of those fancy salesmen who sold you this awesome cloud solution... did they include free decryption services?
Gee it's almost like they have no respect for the system, the rules, the oaths....
The punishments are a joke (See also over 6 fcsking years later and Steele is still a member of the bar). And the process is between lawyers who extend every professional courtesy, and play games using archaic procedures & delaying tactics.
Funny, the targets always get the express ride to hell. Well the lawyer said so, so you must be naughty. The lawyer, when FINALLY someone points out that they've taken several dumps on the bench, gets the very professional and through treatment reserved for those high holy officers of the court.
Perhaps its time to admit, we've given far to much 'protection' to these mere mortals and they need to be reminded they are just like us peons.
Just wow. Of course no one wants to go back and see how many other 'pranks' were played with peoples lives by this idiot.
This case is the exception not the rule. Far to often we see the cogs who violate the rights of others given a pat on the back or protection from actual punishment.
What are the odds his contract provides for a nice cushy exit. Perhaps they should take the year of pay he would have earned and use it to get the 10 yr old help, since this moron destroyed her chance at justice.
'to protect the public and to maintain integrity and confidence in the legal profession' I've got a list when the wheels of justice decide to move.
And how better to get hackers working for you but to remind them they are trapped in prison indefinitely, but if you hack this and that for us perhaps we can let you have a cell with a window, maybe a backdoor into a bank might get us to turn the lights off at night so you can sleep, getting us a deeper tunnel into UK systems... we've got this fluffy pillow.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "bullies tend to run away when someone stands up to them"
It is a force of habit for me. I see the misleading, and I have to clear it up.
Another thing is that you have no 'duty' to secure your wifi, or to offer up every possible person it could be. (Because if they are willing to make you give up someone as the target, they will totally try to get you for contributing to it).
When I started fighting against trolls it was way more fun. They were very stupid & thought they could out-think me. Now you get the 4th coming of the trolls who think they are totally smarter than the last generation, using the same arguments & threats you've been exposing as lies...
We want to live in an America where a 70 yr old can be cast as Ghetto Girl 3, because everyone will believe the actress with the walker is a street smart girlfriend of the thug the demonic gingerbread man kills 4th.
Re: Re: Re: "bullies tend to run away when someone stands up to them"
False - That tugboat has sailed. False - Seriously? False - The super secret magic black boxes aren't real tech. Trueish - They can request a reward of $150K, but that closes the door to filing more cases. They get a $150K once per work. They show this number more so to scare people into paying a few thousand. Stumped Trueish - winning against a copyright troll is difficult because they have made a practice of dropping the case when things look bad so they can deny their target of being the winner & eligible for recovering their costs. They figure a few thousand will entice most people into just paying them to go away & avoid the nightmare of Trolls harassing you.
But then I've been doing this for a VERY long time & advising people to calm the hell down & understand whats happening and make the decision that works for them.
We have lawyers offering "package" deals to handle some of the trolls. They understand not everyone has spare thousands, and the trolls cases are cookie cutter so why not respond with cookie cutter replies?
We have people who for their own reasons opt to settle, still like them to use a lawyer to make sure they don't get screwed in the future.
Bullies don't always run away, sometimes they sue you in 3 jurisdictions but are so stupid they destroy their own cases before any evidence can be heard.
It is out dated sadly. Courts sort of woke up to trolling being a scam, but a majority of the time still go through the legal motions. Rare is the Judge (although a few recently) who asks how the hell milliseconds of recorded data proves the accused did it, they actually got the full file, and in some cases why allowing them to invade someones life when the absence of evidence supporting the claims will be used to claim they must have done it and hid it really well. And then they drop the case without prejudice to avoid having to pay legal fees for those they accused based on a millisecond.
Imagine my total shock... the only thing missing now is other stakeholders in London Has Fallen asking about the income from this endeavor, and being lead on & lied to about any of it.
Of course one will also have to wonder his the empty holding company shell bringing the case actually a. exists & b. holds any rights to the film in question (some people think they can still hand off the right to sue)
They could be resolved if people stopped worrying about trying to exercise control over others based on strongly held religious beliefs, and punished the representatives of the people who are doing nothing to protect the country.
We are more concerned with the ends, we stopped looking at the means being used... because they are only used on "Bad People"(tm)... until we figure out they think everyone who isn't them is bad people.
We are past the point of stopping this, we need to demand that things be stopped. We need full reviews & disclosures. We need people held accountable. We need punishments. We need to make sure we don't keep heading towards not looking any different than the dictatorships we call out around the globe.
We had a horrible problem, so we screwed innocent people and ran at least half of the places you can get the horrible things & spread more of it... by undermining the checks & balances of the law and many of our cases have fallen apart because what we did was so stupid the courts say WTF is wrong with you people!?
Ayyadurai seems to have a habit of riding on the coattails of others declaring victory when others do the heavy lifting...
Others created email, he names a program that to steal the thunder. Theil wanted Gawker dead, Ayyadurai rode the coattails to pretend his story was true. Ayyadurai rides the high horse of racism against him, when he is nothing but a conman who lies & hides the truth.
...company executive John Skinner that these departing customers are old, poor, and not worth keeping anyway.
Perhaps we should apply that logic to company executives who are old, overpaid, and not worth keeping unless you want to ride ESPN to the end, which is coming much faster than they want to admit. Even if he assists in driving ESPN into a smoking crater, he still gets a handy parachute... perhaps if you want them to adapt to changing markets you should tie their pay to performance of the network.