Thursday, July 6, 2017

Moon of Alabama — The Undeniable Pattern Of Russian Hacking

A wide review of news sources finds an undeniable patter of international "Russian hacking" claims:
  • Many, if not all such accusation, are based on say-so by some anonymous "official" or self-promoting "expert".
  • Many, if not all such accusation, are rebutted within a few days or weeks.
  • News about any alleged "Russian hacking" is widely distributed and easy to find.
  • News of the debunking of such claims is reported only sparsely (if at all) and more difficult to retrieve.
Moon of Alabama
The Undeniable Pattern Of Russian Hacking


Dan Lynch said...

In other words, it's just like McCarthyism.

Kaivey said...

I actually wrote off the editor of the Guardian about this. I pointed out that we have to take the word of a private company called Crowdstrike which has made serous errors in the past and is owned by a billionaire Russian hating Ukrainian. I said don't you think it is strange that with something as important as national security the FBI has not been allowed to look at Hilary Clinton's computer? Surely all this is worthy news, I sad? I pointed out a few more derails that I don't need to go into here as we all know them. I mentioned about the risk of WW3.

I don't know what's in the heads of these journalists and editors? Do they want to die agonising deaths along with two three billion people, or maybe more, maybe even everyone.

Tom Hickey said...

Just think of it as various Mafia dons battling for control of turf and take.

Kaivey said...

I saw films when I was young about WW1 and WW2, and I saw films about the Holy Roman Empire and I thought all that was history. Now I see in my time the war drums beating and complete evil at work in the world, but what is even more disturbing is seeing evil come from your own side. (Actually that isn't quite true, it would be just as frightening coming from the other side).

And when I watch news programs om YouTube (we've posted them here) and read the newspapers it's frightening everyone uniformly lying about Russia. It's just plain weird, do they all want to die. And over what, that Russia took Crimea, a country which had a referendum and welcomed Russia in? Or over Syria who are fighting Isis. Or is it about the Russian government giveaway the state owned industries to Russian government ministers, but what business is that to do with the US. Or about Pussy riot or that Russians are okay about gays but don't like to see them kissing in the streets. Hmmm, but I've never seen any gay men kissing in public or even gays holding hands and I live in London.