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Lorraine Murphy
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Attended Miskatonic University
Lives in Vancouver
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An excellent introduction to the concept of Anonymous. If you've watched Mr Robot and been confused, this should clear up a few things.
This 22-minute video from Ben Makuch and the team at Viceland delves into the origin of Anonymous and their evolution from an amoral lulz-based prank collective to a “moralfagging,” wea…
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September 9, prisoners in the US will go on a nation-wide strike, removing their free or underpaid (less than $5 a day) labour from both client-side work, eg when they packed holiday gift packs for Starbucks, and prison-side work, like working in the cafeteria, guarding one another, and cleaning the facility. The impact, particularly on private prisons, could be profound.
Occasionally I get an inquiry about my pet/farm/house-sitting services that includes an unusual request: a recent photograph of myself. I’ve never taken one of those jobs, never responded wit…
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Liveblogging +Shane Gibson at the +Greater Vancouver Board of Trade  this morning, to the tune of 1457 words.
Driving ROI with Social Selling at The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade from Shane Gibson Full house and then some …
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Originally posted on hacktivist culture: Business Rocks 2016 has hosted a global hackathon in a bid to help solve the ever-growing problem of homelessness through technology. From Manchester’s City Centre to the shores of the Mediterranean, homelessness…
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if you know what we mean. Today’s Crypto-Affirmations or rather their Debbie Downer equivalent, come to us from our old friend, Professor Gabriella Coleman of McGill University in Montreal. This one has just the right mix of adorable and soul-chilling,…
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En route to the Business Rocks conference this Thursday and Friday in Manchester, “notorious” activist and actor Joe Fionda was detained today at Immigration at Manchester airport, where he was held for two hours. The welcoming party, consisting of…
En route to the Business Rocks conference this Thursday and Friday in Manchester, “notorious” activist and actor Joe Fionda was detained today at Immigration at Manchester airport, where he was hel…
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Big, big changes coming chez raincoaster, as in where exactly the "chez" part is.
ICYMI: I’ve been trying to buy and live in a converted schoolbus for the last year and a half or so. I finally OWN the bus, but it’s full of black mold and would need to be stripped bac…
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September 9, prisoners in the US will go on a nation-wide strike, removing their free or underpaid (less than $5 a day) labour from both client-side work, eg when they packed holiday gift packs for Starbucks, and prison-side work, like working in the cafeteria, guarding one another, and cleaning the facility. The impact, particularly on private prisons, could be profound.
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Originally posted on vellumatlanta: “The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. Maybe I’m Not Pressing…
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  Yes, kittens, in a mere ten days Social Media Camp begins in Victoria, BC, with speakers including your humble editrix. Use the special discount code “Raincoaster” for $100 off registration package AND get a free lunch with moi in the bargain!
Yes, kittens, in a mere ten days Social Media Camp begins in Victoria, BC, with speakers including your humble editrix. Use the special discount code “Raincoaster” for $100 off r…
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We’re a little behind with our Snowden Events coverage, but I blame Simon Fraser University, which has yet to post the video. Instead, we borrowed our copy from Richard Maok, aka hackerFiscalia. The event, live at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, sold out…
We’re a little behind with our Snowden Events coverage, but I blame Simon Fraser University, which has yet to post the video. Instead, we borrowed our copy from Richard Maok, aka hackerFiscal…
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Semi-regular contributor AnonyOdinn has long since moved off Twitter and onto Diaspora, but he continues to publish his blog at Cyberguerilla. That is why he is here today: somebody apparently took exception to something Cyberguerilla said (which may or…
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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.
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  • 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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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.
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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.