Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Thanks For Asking! -- 08/24/16

This week's AMA thread, and the episode of The KN@PP Stir Podcast to follow, are brought to you by Darryl W. Perry:

How it works ...

  • Ask me anything (anything!) in the comment thread below this post;
  • I'll answer in comments, on this weekend's podcast, or both.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Спасибо, товарищи!

I was interviewed by Russian state media earlier today. Not in Russian, though. In English -- Matt Ayton of Sputnik Radio UK.

Subject: Pay for play at the Clinton foundation.

Not sure if it's aired yet, or if so whether or not there's an archival link. If one turns up I'll update this post with it.

No, I have no idea where or why they came up with my name as someone to talk about that issue with. But pretty cool, IMO.

Monday, August 22, 2016


On August 3rd, Edward Snowden (or someone using Snowden's Twitter account) tweeted the message "Did you work with me? Have we talked since 2013? Please recontact me securely. It’s time."

On August 5th, Snowden (or someone using Snowdent's Twitter account) tweeted the message "ffdae96f8dd292374a966ec8b57d9cc680ce1d23cb7072c522efe32a1a7e34b0" (which some sources say is a private Bitcoin hash for the amount BTC 0.000911, boosting the theory that the tweet was a "dead man's switch" message and meant Snowden had some kind of emergency going).

Then both tweets were deleted.

Ten days later, a group calling itself the "Shadow Brokers" announced an online auction of  hacking tools allegedly copied from The Equation Group, an NSA-associated hacker outfit.

Then Snowden released information tending to confirm the authenticity of the Shadow Brokers offering.

I guess those first two events and those last two events could be entirely unrelated to each other.

But I wouldn't want to bet money on that proposition.

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