Your bullshit hollywood fictional approach to "protecting" us has a bodycount...
The failure isn't a lack of information. The true failure in all of this is the systematic disregard for reality. The plots the FBI "stop" are plots stolen from the media, the best ideas hollywood can craft taken as factual and run with. The system is designed to stop the movie threats, while ignoring the fact that none of that is real.
We paid for a conference room that looks like a starships bridge. We have people waiting for the system to kick out the red ball prediction of something bad about to happen that we can stop in the nick of time. We collect all of the information from everywhere, and expect that the needle will jump up and announce itself to the creepy orb used to spy on hobbit beauty queens changing.
For all of the tech, all of the violations of rights, all of the secret meetings handing out huge piles of cash... They were unable to spot those the system was warned about.
Perhaps it is time to stop looking for the hollywood magic happy ending to terror being stopped and look at actual things.
Focus on those we should focus on, rather than just letting the xenophobia stay in control. Go back to this silly idea where real people investigate real information gathered on specific targets and identify the patterns, rather than using the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon method of connecting everyone to the target. Look at the history of events like this and take note that very often, no matter how cliched it is, they go back to the scene of the crime.
We need to demand they stop chasing boogeymen they create and put forth to a media who is salivating to get more eyes on them, and focus on actual things.
They are busy decrying encryption, demanding impossible 'good guy only' back doors, expanding everything that has failed every single time to do anything but print out a nice report of all of the things they fucking missed in the ocean of crap they are sifting... rather than focusing on the simple fact that what they are doing, have done, and want to spend more money to do hasn't done anything... if it had worked the bodycount shouldn't exist. They would have scooped them up and ended it before the tragedy.
What happened is a tragedy, how they are using it to try and expand further is disgusting. They fucked up, perhaps it is time we ask why they want to talk about encryption when they couldn't even find people not using it.
Their systems will never work, and anyone who claims that they will if we just give them more money, more power, more of our rights... needs to be removed. They need to be forced to give an apology to every single person they failed, and listen to the stories of those who were lost because the powers that be are more obsessed with fantasy than reality.
When all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. When all you have his a shovel, you just keep digging.
As in all things there are 3 sides to every story, but this is truly transparent.
If he is indeed any sort of threat, involving the actual legal system is required. If instead this is a case of massive butthurt, as their actions appear to suggest, setting themselves up for a lawsuit seems to be the best course of action.
Once upon a time there was a student who brought a "bomb" to school, and in their haste to cover up rampant fear they invented a story... the problem was they never responded to the alleged threat in the fashion dictated by the seriousness of the claims. If you have a bomb threat, you evacuate to protect the most lives. If you instead want to cover up distasteful actions, you slap something designed to illicit fearful responses on top of it and hope no one looks closer.
What Rightscorp is demanding and the judge seems poised to hand them is the power to have accusations alone be enough to force others to take actions under the cover of it being "legal".
A secret blackbox spitting out random demands (sometimes multiples for the same alleged event) being lifted to being actual evidence of wrongdoing and demanding others act upon them bypasses the actual law.
These are allegations, and even the Judge has seen that Rightscorp will not turn over the source code, with unproveable foundations. They are supposed to be taken as absolutely true and actions taken based upon them with nothing backing them other than a shitty pennystock traded company doing PR to boost share value.
There is a repeat infringer piece to the law, to use it shouldn't the law actually decide if someone is an infringer and not a company trying to keep afloat as they burn several dollars for every dollar they take in?
People who obviously have no knowledge of something are not qualified to sit in judgement of it. His honor obviously has no understanding of the issues before him and refuses to seek any information, instead substituting his 'homespun' wisdom rather than looking at the law and following its guidance.
It is nice to see yet another glaring example of where special interests have not only captured the legislative but also have a good grip on the judicial. 'Merika the best justice if you can afford to buy what you want it to be.
So can we pursue court action to block unions from commenting on cases involving their members as it might cause more officers to flock to the defense of that officer creating a situation where they might be so afraid they just shoot everyone around?
Cameras might capture methods that are being used and that could hurt the feelz of the officers with people calling out tactics that aren't exactly legal. If there was video evidence the spin machines would have a much harder time covering up what really happened and challenge the narrative officers put forth after they have days to sync up their story.
Video might lend credibility to a "bad guy" who might be a really horrible person, but was treated just as horribly by those charged with upholding the law and threw those rules out the window because the ends justify the means. Imagine if there was total surveillance on the powers that be rather than just the little people, they might have to live up to the standards they pay lip service to but never meet.
The simple fact they refuse to allow there to be any record outside of the rehearsed narrative, should worry everyone. If they learn they can get away with little things, they will try bigger and bigger things and still be protected because the image of the service trumps keeping their own people within the law.
Courts have softened and allowed some targets to proceed anonymously. Getting all of the books from Prenda shouldn't be that hard (hell they handed us huge chunks of it in DC and much more was subpeonaed & is part of the record), data retention from banks and CC processing is pretty good.
Does 1 - 10000 v. Prenda, it works the other way doesn't it?
It is very clear they were the victims of fraud & deception so none of them would need to testify unless they wanted to. The original cases preyed on their fear of being associated with porn, this case would show them as people abused by scheming lawyers who targeted thousands of people who were only guilty of paying for an internet connection & being afraid of unfounded allegations wreaking havoc on their reputations. The record speaks for itself. This would just be about getting as much of the ill-gotten booty back into the hands of those who were wronged as possible.
These lawyers are taking a page from the "security theater" playbook - tell the client all the bad things that could happen, don't mention the likelihood of the bad thing actually happening is minuscule. Collect inflated payments, and push for a larger budget to keep the wolves away.
TL;DR - The behavior of these lawyers is unbeweaveable.
Hey I know, lets take a former talking head who managed to duck out before losing all credibility and give him the party line. He learned to just accept what we tell him and report it with a straight face before and an asset like that will help. He scores high with the older demo and him telling them a story will get that voting block riled up enough to vote how we need them to.
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They have surveillance covering nearly everyone, to keep us safe. Rather than admit that grab it all isn't working, they find something to blame.
Oh it is encryption, because only bad people use encryption... not people who live in actual dictatorships who will be murdered for expressing an unapproved idea not people who live in 'Merika who have seen the special attention given to those who pretend they still have the rights we were given not people who don't want to look like the morons at the CIA who keep classified documents on a fucking AOL account a high teenager can access
For every bit of privacy they have taken from all of us, despite all of the claims of keeping us safe... THEY CAN'T DO WHAT THEY PROMISED, BECAUSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE! Stop giving them air to suck up and spin to get more power. Stop coddling citizens, the world is a scary place but you will NEVER be 100% safe. Stop sowing more terror to gain more power, because you really are becoming those you claim hate us for our freedom... because you keep taking it away like they want to.
Something horrible happened in the world, and every second the media pays any attention to the spin is wasted.
We don't need to have the 3000000 word deep dig into those you think might have done it or why. What we need is to be able to grieve for the loss of people taken in a pissing contest between 2 sides who just want more power for themselves not to keep the pawns in the game safe. We are expendable if it gets them something more. They jumped on blaming everything but their own failure, only mentioning in passing (to frighten us small children) those people who died because the illusion of protection we gave our rights up for doesn't always work.
Oh encryption cause this!! Not our years of failed policies playing world police basing decisions on what pundits think is right, not informed people. We set these wheels in motion, and they are running at high speed. Perhaps we should consider our answers so far haven't been the right ones, and staying that course will result in more tragedy.
For someone holding 100 shares that is $35. While it might be a giant pile of money across all of the stock, the "impact" on the average investor isn't that huge. The impact of the company bleeding subscriptions might move that decimal to the left for the next earnings projection. The "market" punishing a company for trying to stay profitable to make sure they get a couple extra hundred today at the expense of the future is stupid.