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Kimberly Crawley
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I'm a British Canadian in Toronto and I want to show solidarity with #londonprotest  
My father and grandfather didn't fight in the British Forces for the UK to become mostly slums with a Billionaire's Row in London.

+Stephen Harper in Canada, Tony Abbott in Australia, +David Cameron in the UK... We must rid the Commonweath of our far right trifecta!

If Cameron's first to be thrown out, that's fine.


* Britain, Canada, and Australia's electroal systems are a sham. Protest is democracy too.
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This has to be the biggest waste of time and a thug like protest. Stfu, get a job and live happily ever after. They were voted in for fuck's sake.
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In January, with indoor lighting, #howoldrobot  thinks I'm 33. Today, with outdoor lighting, #howold  thinks I'm 23.

I'm 31. 
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Thanks +The Bitchy Pundit .

Vote for +Bernie Sanders , my American friends! I can't, because I'm Canadian.

You can't argue that he isn't completely out of touch here.
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It could be argued that he does not share their perspective.
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Hello, my name is Kim Crawley. I'm a tech journalist who writes about information security.

Since August 2014, an online harrassment campaign called "Gamergate" has targetted many people: Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu, Anita Sarkeesian, Leigh Alexander, and the list goes on. Most of the lives Gamergate has tried to ruin belong to women who work in tech, game development, or those who dare offer constructive critique about gaming culture. Gamergate has tried to ruin my life as well.

(If Gamergate is confusing to you, a glimpse of RationalWiki's Gamergate timeline should make all of this easier to understand:

Most of us love video games. Some of us are game developers. Most of the rest of us spend much of our free time gaming. I've been playing video games since 1989, when Santa Claus got me an NES for Christmas.

Gamergate engages in information security attacks, such as "doxxing." ("Doxxing" is when someone's private information is leaked for the purposes of attacking someone.)

In February 2015, I wrote an article about Gamergate and 8chan for an information security news website, InfoSec Resources. I was motivated to do so for two reasons:

1.  What Gamergate has done to Zoe, Brianna, Anita, Leigh, and other women makes me very angry. I think the information security community should be aware of what's going on, because knowledge is power.

2. Online bullying and harassment campaigns constitute blackhat activity, and it's a growing information security problem.

I was emotionally prepared to get harrassed by Gamergate. Ask any investigative journalist- engaging in their craft involves pissing people off sometimes. The truth isn't always flattering, particularly to criminals and sociopaths. If people like me avoided reporting on a group because they fear harrassment, it'd be very bad for journalism. The news would become 100% flattering press releases. Imagine for instance if political journalists avoided writing bad stuff about politicians.

Here's what I wasn't prepared for- InfoSec Resources being chickenshit. My article was on the InfoSec Resources website for a few hours on February 20th. Then, so many Gamergaters sent InfoSec Resources nasty emails that they did the cowardly thing and pulled my article.

If you're curious to read it, check out the web cache here: Google web cache 

Or here, if the cache above doesn't work with your device/web browser: web cache 

At the end of my article is a long list of web citations. Most of my sources are from credible tech news websites like ArsTechnica and The Register.

My editor read my article and approved it. InfoSec Resources published it online. They only took it down once they got all of those emails from angry Gamergaters. How dare I say bad things about their nasty online harrassment campaign! Yes, everything I wrote was already mentioned on popular tech news sites.

The difference between InfoSec Resources and websites like ArsTechnica, The Register, and Wired is that ArsTechnica, The Register, and Wired aren't afraid to publish articles that hurt the feelings of vicious trolls. Whereas to InfoSec Resources, in their words, that's "bad for business!"

Every article I wrote for InfoSec Resources previously, as far back as 2011, is still online here: But they won't publish any of my future articles.

Keep in mind that my income comes from my tech journalism work, and InfoSec Resources was my main publication. What Gamergate did to me is a major blow to my finances. I need to pay the rent and buy groceries, and my husband and I don't get a lot of other income.

I will continue to write for other websites like CIO, CSO, and Computerworld, (some of those articles are here and here) but that other work is very infrequent and sporadic. My husband's income for doing digital forensics work is also infrequent and sporadic. And as contractors, we only get paid for the gigs we get. We have no salary or wage. Even when we do get frequent work, our income is "working class" at best, and Toronto is an expensive city to live in.

So, if you can make a small donation to my fund, it'd be greatly appreciated. I need to keep a roof over our heads, food on the table, subway fare, and phone/ISP bills paid while I look for another publication that'll provide me with steady income. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking to raise $5000.00 in total, enough to get us through for a couple of months.

Thank you very much!
Hello, my name is Kim Crawley. I'm a tech journalist who writes about information security. Since August 2014, an online harrassment campaign called "Gamergate" has targetted many people: Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu, Anita Sarkeesian, Leigh Alexander, and the list goes on. Most of the lives Gamergate...
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man - that was hard work - G+ UI kept covering the "post" button... sheesh

do you know if Infosec have an official FB or G+ or twitter presence? I'd like to ask them how they can claim to be experts in information security if they let GG bully them....
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Today I am proud to be Maltese. Malta now has the most progressive legislation regarding intersex and transgender people in the world!

"MALTA has become the first country in the world to outlaw medical practitioners or other professionals from conducting any involuntary or coerced surgical intervention on minors with intersex variations.

The Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act was passed through Maltese Parliament with cross party support, without a vote, in the early of the morning in Australian time.

A first of its kind around the world, the passage of the bill has been met with praise by Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia, along with various European intersex and trans* organisations.
The new law officially recognises the right to bodily integrity and physical autonomy and protects intersex infants and children from non-necessary medical interventions. These sorts of medical procedures still take place in Australia and around the world, with parental distress or improving marriage prospects as common reasons for it.

Malta’s Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act also meets several other key demands of the intersex movement, including the 2013 recommendations of an Australian Senate committee report."

It's interesting to consider that Malta's population is 99% Catholic, and the Catholic Church has had a strong influence on the Maltese government ever since the Maltese government started its existence. In fact, I'm a rare non-Catholic (atheist in my case) Maltese. (My late father was an atheist Englishman.)

Prime Minister +Joseph Muscat and the Malta Labour Party is having a strong progressive effect on Malta. Very good.

+sir sara stanley +David Formosa +Victoria Lamont 
#LGBTQ   #transgender   #intersex   #malta
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In Belgium there is a serious support for people with transgender, they are surveyed by psychological programs that helps them go through the different phases of their rebirth transformation in gradual phases
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... For those who don't get it. 
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This is really cool. Thanks +Earl Matthews .
I just updated and republished my guide to installing a full-featured C/C++ cross-compilation environment for embedded Linux and the #beaglebone  to account for the official release of Debian Jessie on the 25th of April. The setup uses Eclipse CDT, Remote System Explorer, Crosstools, QEMU, multi-package installs, auto deployment and remote debugging using gdbserver. Hopefully this one remains valid for quite some time!
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Sorry I've been away for a while. Here are some new #selfies  I took about 45 minutes ago. Yes, I have an #astrology   tattoo. All of the planets and my ascendant and descendant are all in those four signs; Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.

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Sorry I've been away for a couple of weeks. Google+'s web UI is impossible to use when your bandwidth is getting chocked to 1 KiB/s.
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I've noticed you weren't around and kind of missed it...
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Listen to Michael Bolton serenade the IRS. It's a one of a kind event.

+Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 
#JohnOliver   #IRS  
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+Kimberly Crawley    Hi, are you back?
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We're almost halfway there! $2,425... Thank you so much!

Special thanks to my latest donors:

- Dayna Abel... every little bit counts! Muchos gracias!

- Trevor Adamo... I'm so grateful! Merci tres beaucoup!

- Dale Cole... "Don't let the bastards grind you down." Your kind words AND your donation are both warmly appreciated!

- Steven Theiss... Happy Easter to you, too! Your donation really helps!

- Teddy Nguyen... Thanks for your kind words and your financial help. Awesome haircolour, BTW.

- Graham Shevlin... Domo arigato! (Deep bow.)

And since the last update twelve days ago, there are also NINE more anonymous donors. Thank you all so much! I wish I could thank you by name, but hopefully you'll read this.

I still need a little more help with food, rent, ISP and cell bills, and medical supplies for my disabled husband. 

I'm still looking for writing work, a few different publications are looking at my resume and my writing history now. When one or two of them take me on for paid work, I won't need this fund anymore.

Until then, there's $2,575 left to go! So please, to all of my donors and to those who cannot donate, if you could spread the word about my crowdfund on your social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.), it would be a big help.

An example:

"Candid reporting on online hate groups like #GamerGate shouldn't lead to poverty. Donate or RT! "

I also thought you'd like to read a Storify I just made about an hour ago. GamerGate can't tell that "Moms Against Gaming" is a SATIRICAL Twitter account. This is what we're up against, folks!

And what was the "BIG LIE" in my article that got GamerGate all hot and bothered? There is CHILD PORN on 8chan.

If you're like me, and you don't want to risk stumbling upon 8chan's child porn, here are a few news stories about it:

I'll post the next update in a week or two, depending on how the donations are coming along. Thanks so far, everyone! And whether or not you can donate, please share this campaign on your social media! :-)

#GamerGate   #StopGamerGate   #8chan  
Hello, my name is Kim Crawley. I'm a tech journalist who writes about information security. Since August 2014, an online harrassment campaign called "Gamergate" has targetted many people: Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu, Anita Sarkeesian, Leigh Alexander, and the list goes on. Most of the lives Gamergate...
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IT Security Researcher and Curriculum Contributor
Scientific research, information security, technical writing and journalism
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    IT Security Researcher, 2011 - present
    I do academic research and curriculum development in the field of IT security. I share knowledge about how to keep data secure.
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    IT Support, 2011 - present
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    tech support/journalism/web development/cheerleading/people hacking/conspiring, 1996 - present
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    IT Security Researcher, Associate Editor and Curriculum Contributor, 2010 - present
    I'm a frequent contributor and associate editor of articles on the InfoSec Institute's Resources website. I'm also contributing to their IT certification exam study curriculum.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - Huntsville, Ontario, Canada - Burlington, Ontario, Canada - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Admit it. You can't figure me out.
I work in IT, and I do a lot of writing and blogging on the side. I love Japanese food, web development, candy, technology, jazz/funk/R&B/prog rock, gaming, radical philosophers, and trying to be witty... whether or not I succeed.
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I've mixed and mingled with pretty much EVERY WALK OF LIFE. NOTHING shocks me. I'm tough as nails. I've survived the worst, and lived to tell the tale. And what I know about computing can be very frightening.
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    Information Technology, 2009 - 2010
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