Ah, Ratinox, the greatest criminal of the 25th Century. When we stumbled across this image on Twitter, we knew we’d found the proper featured image for our link roundup. James Bolivar diGriz aka The Stainless Steel Rat is indeed our spirit animal (as he may be Julian Assange’s) embodying as he does the essence of the quirky, too-clever-for-his-own-or-anyone-else’s-good scofflaw combined with a healthy dose of “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?” self-justification.
That’s what keeps us going, god knows.
Speaking of going, you should be going to this link to buy The Stainless Steel Rat books, because they’re great.
What, you still here? Okay, then read these news links and THEN go buy the books. Which you should have done ten years ago. Jeez. Catch up, here, wouldja?
Europol steals OpISIS from Anonymous (HackRead)
How the Feds Asked Me to Rat Out Commenters (DailyBeast)
Which VPNs take your privacy seriously? (TorrentFreak)
Bitcoin Poker site operator to plead guilty (CoinDesk)
How to steal PGP encryption keys (using radio waves and pita bread) (WeLiveSecurity)