Stunning reporting by ProPublica. A reminder that IDing Nazis is vital to understanding and stopping them.
TW: Nazis, violence
“And there was no way the journalists threatened with lawsuits for
calling Yiannopoulos a racist could have known about his passwords.
an April 6 email, Allum Bokhari mentioned having had access to an
account of Yiannopoulos’s with “a password that began with the word
Kristall.” Kristallnacht, an infamous 1938 riot against German Jews
carried out by the SA — the paramilitary organization that helped Hitler
rise to power — is sometimes considered the beginning of the Holocaust.
In a June 2016 email to an assistant, Yiannopoulos shared the password
to his email, which began “LongKnives1290.” The Night of the Long Knives
was the Nazi purge of the leadership of the SA. The purge famously
included Ernst Röhm, the SA’s gay leader. 1290 is the year King Edward I
expelled the Jews from England.”
Here’s another arrow in your quiver: the fantastic OSINT Search Tool by Michael Bazzell. Just click the headline, and you’ll see a number of options in a toolbar on the left hand side. Go crazy and see what you can find about yourself online. You might be surprised.
We like this tool because it automates a bunch of different search options to give you a fuller picture of what a determined non-state opponent could turn up about you.
Give it a try.
From their blog:
“Using this service, Signal clients will be able to efficiently and
scalably determine whether the contacts in their address book are Signal
users without revealing the contacts in their address book to the Signal service.”
It’s yet another move to cut the service provider out of the loop. For people who need secure and private communications, this is a good thing.
For a (very) technical explanation of how it works, click the headline.
“Some of these technologies, such as facial recognition, are already in use in some Chinese cities.
In Shanghai, traffic police reportedly use facial recognition technology to identify cyclists and pedestrians who violate road regulations.
of the idea have already raised concerns about how Beijing’s use of new
technology will allow to tighten its control over its subjects.
one-party-state already monitors and censors large parts of the
internet and frequently arbitrarily detains “dissidents” based on their
It’s not very effective yet, but it’s getting there.
“Too many worry about what AI—as if some independent entity—will do to us. Too few people worry what *power* will do *with* AI.” – Zeynep Tufekci