- Dec 27, 2016
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Of interest: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/ex-rebels-president-assassinated-by-sniper-shot-at-the-motorplex-perth-wa.1252766/
"He's saved many people what would have been an expensive trial."The deal might have been the injury to the kid charge. There's no reason to do him any favours.
Let’s face it , it’s just another instrument to facilitate corruption .The NSO Group creates a spyware called Pegasus which gives someone access to the data on a mobile phone. They sell this spyware to government agencies around the world. How is it used and what kind of company is the NSO Group?darknetdiaries.com
We found that a consumer advocate, a public health scientist, and a health advocacy organization had all been targeted with Pegasus spyware. [MUSIC] This really caught our attention because one of the people, the public health researcher, was the director of a national public health lab, a government lab in Mexico. Why were these people being targeted with Pegasus? Well, it turned out that the thread that sort of connected them together was that they had all been advocating for more taxes on soda as a means to reduce childhood obesity. Now, why on earth, you might say, are a bunch of people who are concerned about childhood obesity being targeted with this creepy nation state tool? We don’t really know, but the most likely explanation is that somebody linked to the Mexican Pegasus operator was doing a favor for business, business that saw this kind of taxation as a potentially serious threat to their bottom line.
same language that tyrants have used to promote nationalism and authoritarianism. So, what scares me is that we inadvertently – if we buy into that language without being critical about it, without thinking critically, we inadvertently play into it and we inadvertently support that world. I think there’s absolutely room for smart people to work with authorities to do lawful targeting, absolutely. In fact, it happens every day. What’s concerning to me about players like NSO is that they’re totally unaccountable. In fact, they’re in court right now denying that they should even be accountable for hacking a US company and its users.
If you know the story of Hotel Rwanda, then you might have heard that the manager of the hotel was arrested last year on terrorism charges. He is not a terrorist; he’s a human rights activist. Now, I don’t know what’s going on with his phone, but a report from The Guardian recently came out and said that the American [00:55:00] daughter of the manager of the hotel was targeted with Pegasus. This leads me to believe that the Rwanda government is using it to spy on activists.
Then they end by saying NSO’s mission is to save lives by helping governments around the world prevent terror attacks, break up pedophilia, sex and drug trafficking rings, and locate missing children and people, and protect airspace from unauthorized drones flying over. Yeah, that’s great, but again, if countries use the tool for good, it doesn’t negate the fact that the tool is frequently used to spy on the wrong people and do harm to civil society.
Activists and advocacy groups? Seem like hardened criminals to me - where is the accountability going to come from?
We have already had the WA government say they used QR code info - whats to stop them going further?
No sh*t! Makes absolutely no sense to me. My brains in a questioning loop trying to make sense of it.What's really going on? This is embarrassing
He might as well have just walked in to the police station and handed himself in.No sh*t! Makes absolutely no sense to me. My brains in a questioning loop trying to make sense of it.
1. Was he that out of touch?
2. Could he really be that stupid?
3. Has he just played into someone's hands hook line & sinker?
It's a shake your head & say WTF kind of bewildering as it being told. So what is it that we don't know that gives it context that it can be understood? And.... Will we ever find out? Or... Is the answer to 1 & 2, simply, yes?
Same here, I remember his lawyer looking a bit as if his client had revealed something extraordinary when he was outside the court being asked questions by the press. He said words the effect of "He's a very, very interesting person." Then again on his intelligence.I'm kind of stuck on the defence lawyers words expressing his intelligence & wondering what motivated him to say that exactly.