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  •  well so far, Wiki-leaks and Anon, have proven (34+ / 0-)

    to be, what we no longer have in our nation from the media:


    That's when Hoglund's real problems began, and the resulting controversy—involving a high-powered Washington (D.C.) law firm, the Justice Dept., and the whistle-blower site WikiLeaks—hasn't just been entertaining geek theater but a rare look into the esoteric realm of cyber-security. It's a world where only a select few understand the workings of the computers and networks we all use, where publicly antagonizing the wrong people can have disastrous consequences, and where some participants tend toward self-aggrandizement and flexible differentiations between right and wrong.

    The HBGary Federal documents—to Hoglund's surprise, he says—revealed unethical and potentially criminal plans to build a digital-espionage-for-hire business. "They really showed how bad things are getting," says Bruce Schneier, a renowned computer security expert. "Blackmail, espionage, data theft. These are things that were proposed as reasonable things to do. And no one said, 'Are you crazy?' "

    The plans were conceived in part by HBGary Federal's top executive, a former U.S. Navy cryptologist named Aaron Barr. Barr was working in conjunction with two other security companies. In a bit of cloak-and-dagger grandiosity, the firms dubbed their collaboration Team Themis, after a titan of Greek mythology who embodied natural law. (Forsaking Themis brings on Nemesis.) Team Themis proposed to electronically infiltrate grass-roots organizations opposed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the powerful Washington lobbying organization. In a separate and even more legally dubious proposal intended for Bank of America (BAC), the group laid out a plan to infiltrate WikiLeaks and intimidate its supporters.

    If Anon, can bring down BOA, I will throw a party, and invite every person I know.  It will be the beginning of the end for the 'Banking Cartel Crime Wave' that just keeps getting worse and worse.

    “I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.” William Jennings Bryan

    by Badabing on Sat Mar 12, 2011 at 01:50:42 PM PST

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    •  Nothing is perfect. (3+ / 0-)
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      Remain flexible and it will be much harder for the other side to exploit what has thus far been only half of the story - the useful side of cyber-anarchy.  The other half is exactly what was being exposed wrt HBGary - a phenomenon far bigger than it and BoA, which is undoubtedly active in trying to subvert the usefulness and cultural credibility of WikiLeaks and Anon.

      The conundrum of stable democracy: Reform requires the consent of the corrupt.

      by Troubadour on Sat Mar 12, 2011 at 02:45:49 PM PST

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    •  I want an invite (4+ / 0-)
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      to that party because I really really really want to celebrate the end of the banking cartel crime family.

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