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Lorraine Murphy
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Attended Miskatonic University
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Hiring a hitman? There's an app for that. Threat Reports, condensed. Bringing Lulzy back. Dogecoin creator ragequits crypto. Petraeus walks, basically.
We made it to Friday, kittens, by the skin of our teeth and the sweat of our brow and the duke of our earl and where were we? It's been a long week. We won't prolong it any more than we have to, so...
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VICTORY! Today Denmark, tomorrow the world! The continuing battles of +Anonymous animal rights crusaders against animal rape. First post-victory interview with the team behind #OpNullDenmark. 
Rape is an ugly thing. Rape of the helpless, even uglier. You know what's beautiful? Victory. It's rare than an Anonymous operation can declare complete victory, but OpNullDenmark has earned the ri...
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Save Chelsea...by donating to her legal defense fund! Fishing for Stingrays! The return of Aaron's Law! Stop Cyber Spying! Are YOU the victim of an information security breach (probably)? Gamergaters attempt to game Calgary Expo, lose the Game. And more!
It's a busy Hump Day here at The Cryptosphere global HQ: we have screaming hot Google news, Arab Spring fallout, new ways to catch the cops red-handed, and a staggeringly greedy, retroactive power ...
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Fascinating infographic on the MOAS migrant search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean. Using drones, a land base in Italy, rescue ship and two smaller boats, MOAS patrols the sea looking for desperate refugees risking their lives to travel to new lives across the water. On land we call them refugees; on the water, we call them migrants. by legendary foreign correspondent Robert Young Pelton on The Cryptosphere.
With increasing tensions in Australia over the issue of migrants, as well as the recent sinking of a boatload of Libyan refugees, with an estimated death count of 800, the issue of water-borne refu...
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The Return of #DramaSec; In one corner, raincoaster media​ and The Cryptosphere​; in the other a recently-unVerified Anonymous Facebook page with three million likes and a website with half the readership of the Cryptosphere. The question: Is Anonymous united, or divided? It's Anon vs Anon in the bloodiest battle since...well, okay, in a minor internet spat resulting in only 15 hateclicks. Haters, raise your game. 
There was a little kerfuffle in the interwebs recently, kittens, and your humble editor was at the centre of it, thanks to an interview last month with Passcode journalist (and Cryptosphere pal Fru...
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Dawn of the Sexbots! Drug buying bot freed! Sue the NSA! Once again we learn the TSA has a crisis in the Sense of Humour Department. Ground Zero in the Drone Wars. 
TGIF, kittens, by which we mean Thank the Gibson it's Firefox, of course. Why, what did you think we meant? A dramatic week comes to a close, heralding, no doubt, a dramatic weekend. Here's all the...
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The security industry has failed. Artificial Stupidity will kill us all. Survival reality stars in bloody Facebook combat. The man who killed the music industry. Bitcoin documentary from Bill (but not Ted). Fake spy's book goes from nonfiction to novel section of Amazon with just a handful of gloriously contemptuous reviews. A lying liars roundup of pants-afire news headlines!
Hacking is thirsty work, kittens, so here's to the slow, easy downhill jog to the weekend. Today we bring you a deception-focused cyber and crypto news roundup. Your Facebook homies? All Feds. Nonf...
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Great longread on the various aspects of the legal appeal, funding, pardon, and how to market that to the rest of the world.
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The Hacker Wars: a review of the groundbreaking Hacktivist documentary by Vivien Lesnik Weisman, written by Kitty Hundal and Raymond Johansen for The Cryptosphere. +Anonymous 
The Hacker Wars, a documentary by Vivien Lesnik Weisman, features Barrett Brown, Joe Fionda/Subverzo, Jeremy Hammond, and essentially everyone who was anyone in the Anonymous hacktivism scene in 20...
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Necromancers vs ISIS! Assange on Snowden bandwagoneers! Captured by Pirates! Bitcoin shenanigans! Anonymous vs Israel! Richard Stallman on why not to use (and be used) by Facebook! +Anonymous vs ISIS again. Encryption ascendant! and more!
We have achieved Peak Nerd, kittens. Italian Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took a selfie aboard the International Space Station in full Star Trek regalia, then tweeted it. There may be coffee in...
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Why counterinsurgency doesn't work. Hyping the Iranian Cyber-Threat. Killing in "strange and unexpected ways." New Darkweb Zero-Day market. The real cost of war. And much, much more! 
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It had to happen: Wikileaks has taken all the leaked Sony documents and put them online in a searchable database. Emails, internal documents, and more detailing not anti-piracy lobbying, close ties to the Democratic party, and more. by raincoaster media for the Cryptosphere
Blame Korea! No, blame the FBI! No, blame disgruntled employees! No, blame Sabu! Whoever hacked Sony late last year, releasing tantalizingly gossipy emails that ultimately cost Amy Pascal her caree...
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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.