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)
On the heels of WikiLeaks’ new French/NSA leaks, France may offer Snowden and Assange asylum (TheIntercept)
How the Feds Asked Me to Rat Out Commenters (DailyBeast)
From the Department of No Shit: #SummerInSyria social media campaign fails to take off (AlJazeera)
IRS employees can use ‘password’ as a password? No wonder we get hacked (Guardian)
State Dept. Gets Libya Emails That Hillary Clinton Didn’t Hand Over (NYT)
Which VPNs take your privacy seriously? (TorrentFreak)
DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars (Motherboard)
Download o’ the Day: FBI shushes Google over surveillance of WikiLeaks member’s Gmail (Cryptome)
Bitcoin Poker site operator to plead guilty (CoinDesk)
Bot-hunting: Beware of the online war of propaganda (USC)
Domain name WHOIS anonymity hangs in the balance under ICANN proposal (ArsTechnica)
How to steal PGP encryption keys (using radio waves and pita bread) (WeLiveSecurity)
“Bring me young blood.” The Creepy Threats of The Watcher (Gawker)
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