Risky Business #202 -- Sonyland, where hamburgers eat people
This week's show is all about the news -- a 30 minute dose of Metl!
With Anons being arrested, parties unknown pwning defence contractors in the name of #antisec, Sony doing (even more) dumb stuff, Zeus-grade viruses smashing Android devices, India trying to wiretap Skype, support for XP running out in less than three years, Microsoft Security Centre dishing out porn and Morgan Stanley losing customer info on unencrypted disks, we just didn't have time for a feature interview this week!
.. is that the reason for this *$(*&&^$ announcement ?
PS: Your captcha here is really difficult.
I was having trouble with spammers.. I've backed it off a bit now so it should be easier.
Can you upload all your episodes to archive.org
In this podcast, you talk about Glenn Greenwald's attack on Kevin Poulsen.
Greenwald has long challenged Poulsen to post the full chat logs between Bradley Manning and Adrian Lamo.
I'm not sure if you are aware, but the article Wired initially ran about the chat logs, written by Kevin Poulsen - was highly edited with key sections of the logs ommitted.
The selective reporting of the chat logs created a storyline that just wasn't true.
This false story line was very damaging to Bradley Manning and to Julian Assange, as well as to the public, who was mis-informed.
The false story line was that Julian Assange, Wikileaks Editor in Chief, knew that Bradley Manning was the source for the cables and the video Collateral Murder. This false storyline spread and colored public perception.
Now that we have the FULL chat logs, it's now clear that Julian Assange did NOT know if Bradley Manning was the source who leaked the US cables to WikiLeaks...The full transcripts also destroy whatever shreds remain of Adrian Lamo's tattered reputation
Keep in mind that both Adrian Lamo (a paid informant) and Kevin Poulsen (Wired News Editor( both have been convicted of computer crimes.
You said that Poulsen could write his story any way he wants, and if he were just entertaining, maybe so, but Poulsen is a news editor, not entertainer, and there is an responsibility to report the facts, not edit them and present half facts, half truths.
Writing for Wired is a responsibility - often other national papers and media will pick up a wired story.
Glenn Greenwald has a story up on July 14 at Salon, "Wired publishes the full Manning-Lamo chat logs"
I think Poulsen hurt his creditability as a journalist because he ran an very slanted story that would have been totally different if he had reported ALL of the facts.
I won't trust Poulsen's writing again.
PS, have you seen the video Collateral Murder?
I'm writing from the US. I do enjoy your show and started listening when you wrote about LulzSec.
I think it's pretty clear you don't understand the media process very well.
Also, I don't know that Lamo has been shown to be a paid informant.
I also don't think the logs were "held back" to create a false impression... I think Poulsen showed sound judgement through this whole thing. I find the whole attack on him bizarre.
Patrick, I might not understand the media as you do. I have provided material to a Wired News editor that ended up becoming a stories - on voting machine issues. Zetter did the story. And true, I am not a journalist but have done alot of writing and had alot of Opinion pieces published in local newspapers.
I grant that I likely do not have the objectivity of a journalist.
In my writings (blogging, action alerts, website, press releases) I have held back information before when it was strategic to do so, and I've also protected the anonymity of sources before.
Information is power, and how that information is shared can affect its impact.
In closing, I would prefer that Poulsen had released all of the chat logs in over a year ago, instead of just this past week.
Patrick, thank you for being kind enough to let my comment be posted and for replying.
I love the podcasts and can't wait to hear your next one, in light of the latest LulzSec hacks.
PS, also love the music you play at end of the show.
Hello Patrick, just wondering if you have discovered any info on the group from Soweto, whose music you've been playing lately. While I don't understand a word of it, it is still quite enjoyable...
Cheers, and keep up the great work!
It's not about what we would have preferred Poulsen did. The fact is Wired held back much of the logs because Manning was, by the look of things, a very unstable, unhappy person... there was so much deeply personal stuff in the full logs. I can't think of a valid reason for Wired to release that stuff during the first round of reporting. There just isn't one.
The you had all these nincompoops insinuating that Poulsen was some sort of federal agent, that Lamo was working for him or something... it's just batshit crazy.
I wrote a handful of pieces for Kevin when he was the editor at SecurityFocus. He's one of the most professional people I've ever encountered in media.
I've also written a couple of dozen pieces for Wired.com... it's a very professionally run outfit where the journalists and editors take ethics extremely seriously.
It has been a crazy year, is their a good list anywhere online that is tracking all of these owns?
OMG! whats the rap group's name and song title fml!!!!!!!!!!
Big Dreamz from South Africa... you might be able to find them online!
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