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Lorraine Murphy
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Attended Miskatonic University
Lives in Vancouver
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Weaponized Garlic! Snowden's security deconstructed! Meet Casper, surveillance malware from France. Spam from your fridge! And more...
Good afternoon, kittens! We're having a slow start to the day Chez Cryptosphere, due to technical difficulties involving the power supply to our staggeringly advanced underground lair, as you can s...
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And YES, it really is a big freaking deal.
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Matt DeHart joins the ranks of Edward Snowden and Jeremy Hammond as a beneficiary of the Courage Foundation. His new website, where you can learn all about his mysterious and worrisome human rights case, is already online; fast work by the Courage Foundation.
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I bet you didn't expect to see a review of the Manual for Female Jihad from a feminist perspective! Or a review of the first children's book published by the faceless hacktivist collective Anonymous. But here they are, straight from Anabelle Bernard Fournier​, books editor of The Cryptosphere​.
This week, we're going to look at two short but very different reads. The first one under discussion is a new Islamic State recruitment manifesto, translated in late February by the Quillam Foundat...
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Occupy and Anonymous presence Lauri Love speaks out on the value of IRL activism in a lengthy interview with AnonUK Radio. 
Lauri Love is a 30-year-old hacktivist from Stradishall, UK who was indicted in July of 2014 on charges of conspiracy, causing damage to a protected computer, access device fraud and aggravated ide...
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This is just the beginning. The total will be far, far more; perhaps it will be enough to drive Target into bankruptcy, when combined with their failure and losses in Canada. I would be very surprised if Target is still around in five years.
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Been drug-free long enough to pass a pee test? Look good in a blue suit? Looking for a new career? Desperate to be someone's Plus One at the Vice party this year? Have we got a job for you!
Job hunting? Unable to afford the recreational substance of your choice for at least a three week period so your pee is clean? Excellent! Have we got an opportunity for you! The FBI is hiring speci...
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Stingrays gonna sting...bystanders! Uber makes uber-screwup. Clinton evades disclosure law via private emails. Canuck scammer forfeits real estate empire in glamorous Toronto. Fundraiser for Jason Hammond. Watch a home made tie fighter fly. INVISIBILITY GLASSES ARE HERE! And more.
Welcome to Tuesday. It'll be Tuesday all day, kittens. Sorry about that. Here are the best news links on the web to make the sheer Tuesdayness go down easier. Patriot or Traitor: Edward Joseph Snow...
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Matt DeHart has been handed over to US authorities after three years in Canada, seeking political refugee status after interrogation and alleged torture at the hands of the FBI. A complex international case that simply doesn't add up: the arrest warrant is for child pornography, but the investigation documents indicate this is an espionage case. Where does the truth lie, and will we ever know the whole story? What does the future hold for Matt DeHart back in the Land of the Free?
Matt DeHart, the former member of Anonymous' Project Chanology whose application for political refugee status was recently declined by Canada, has been handed over to American police at the border....
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Saudi Blogger may face death penalty. Bangladeshi/American blogger murdered. Boris Nemtsov's last Facebook post calls out Putin for cover-up. Can you legally shoot down drones? Snowden evidence is 100% redacted. Uber hacked, Uber sues...not the hackers. And more!
Happy Start of Easter Month, kittens! Are we excited yet? If not, it's probably because you cannot experience the glory which is Kinder Eggs, because you live in a benighted part of the globe, or p...
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Not that knowing this and having the best lawyers did Assange any good at all. 
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Israel threatens cyberwar with South Africa. Assange heads to Supreme Court. State Department head of Counterterrorism arrested for soliciting sex from a minor. $3 reward for the hacker head of Cryptolocker. Money laundering at the big banks. Wordpress plugin leaves 1.3 million sites at risk. LinkedIn sells out users for $1 a head. And more. 
We're halfway to the weekend, kittens, and you can practically smell the sea breeze and pollen, can't you? There are still a couple of days before you can bugger off to the beach or hole up in your...
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Journalist, learning to use my powers for good instead of evil.
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Reporting, researching, media appearances, stylish writing, and also I have a winning smile. Oh, and a contact list that I wouldn't put it past someone to kill for.
Employment
  • The Cryptosphere
    Founding Editor, 2014 - present
    Founding Editor of The Cryptosphere. The Cryptosphere aims to put into plain English the crazy, crazy, mixed-up world of hackers, hacktivism, cyberwar, cryptocurrency, leakers, spies, viruses, trojans, worms, and John McAfee, who is several of these things all by himself. We introduce and explain the personalities and issues of the online conflict zone, and offer short news roundups as well as in-depth interviews and features.
  • 2600 The Hacker Quarterly
    Facebook Admin, 2013 - present
    Volunteering to help keep hackers in line. Or at least not at each others' throats. It's a challenge.
  • raincoaster media
    skookumchick, 1999 - present
    I do public speaking and training around the use of technology for transformative purposes. Was responsible for all web training at W2's Fearless City project, teaching the homeless and marginalized to use digital tools for empowerment. I've answered over 60,000 questions in the Wordpress.com technical support forums.
  • Daily Dot
    Digital Reporter, 2011 - 2014
    I cover what Anonymous has up its sleeve as well as what some on the international hacker scene are up to. My specialty is covering the stories that happen where hacking meets revolution. OpGabon, OpSafeWinter, OpAntiBully, and OpTrapwire are some of the stories I've covered.
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Vancouver
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Vancouver - Paris - Winnipeg - Marville - Wiarton - Carleton Place - Yellowknife - Oliver - Victoria - Penticton - Surrey - Ambon - Manila - Davao - Manado
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Introduction
         
I have Asian fangirls, too, Julian Assange!

Digital reporter focusing on Anonymous, hackers, and hacktivism globally. Writing for the Daily Dot and other publications including Slate.
Bragging rights
Escaped the Downtown EastSide only to land in the Northwest Territories, along with all the other space junk. Now on the move again. Forget Waldo; where's raincoaster?
Education
  • Miskatonic University
    Comparative Folklore, 1918 - 1923
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Wherein Rhiannon Offends her Elderly Neighbors
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I don't want to appear vulgar or insensitive to the more aged gringos with whom I share a little wedge of non-potable paradise or indeed to

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smokes Crack! scream the headlines. A man in Toronto says he has video proof. Does Rob Ford have enough enemies for u

Man Drives Dead Wife 225 Miles Back to Canada
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Holiday downer time! A couple in their 70s had their vacation cut short when the wife died in the car, somewhere around Pasco, Washington. T

The Morning GIF: Holiday hangover
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Tears, beauty, innocence, hope, regret, and dyspepsia: our 2012 in a nutshell.

The Morning GIF: Model behavior
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It's a walk-off! Model Karlie Kloss gets paid good money to move like this.

The Morning GIF: Brad Pitt vs. Brad Pitt
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Advertising: Can't live with it, can't live without.

The Morning GIF: Squid and their young
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Does this footage prove that squid raise their young rather than letting them fend for themselves?

Monday Mashup: Coldplay meets Tears for Fears
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Scott Bradlee's "When I Ruled the Mad World" is an angsty, spare piano combination of Coldplay's "When I Ruled the World" and the Gary Jules

Anonymous fights to free a kidnapped Egyptian girl
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Anonymous is flooding Twitter in an attempt to bring home kidnapped a kidnapped 5-year-old Egyptian girl named Aisha Sabrah.

The Morning GIF: Snowfall
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Making the snow fall up adds wonder to this peaceful scene.

The Morning GIF: Old fashioned New Year's
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It's astonishing to see Times Square as she once was.

Morning GIF: Log on
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This GIF from the Archery Tumblr brings home what might otherwise remain obscure and abstract: the effect of altering the wave amplitude on

Monday Mashup: Autotuned Hitler meets Anonymous
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Charlie Chaplin's speech from "The Great Dictator" gets an autotuned re-re-remix via Anonymous.

Morning GIF: Merry GIFmas!
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Merry Christmas! We won’t keep you long. We’ll just present this GIF from us to you—after you open your pressies, of course.

The Morning GIF: Happy birthday, Dame Maggie Smith!
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Today, we celebrate the woman with perfect bone structure.

Hacktivists ID the Sandy Hook Twitter pedo troll; WBC retreats
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The continued saga of hacktivists' war on the WBC and Twitter trolls now encompasses Anonymous, UGNazi, Rustle League, the Westboro Baptist

The Morning GIF: A more humane device for landmine detonation
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Massoud Hassani wants to take his wind-powered tumbleweed to Afghanistan for trials.

The Morning GIF: Assange's postcards from Ecuador
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The WikiLeaks founder puts on a little postal show for Swiss art organization Bitnik.

The Morning GIF: You're a mean one, Mr. Burns
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What other references have you been missing in The Simpsons?

The Morning GIF: Tupac and Lisa Frank 4eva
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The '90s are back, and the gang's all here.