Mini ‘how-to’ Bluetooth/Wifi combo for Raspberry PI
Stick’em with the pointy end
Virtual and not so Virtual Space
Be Still my Bleeding Heart …
The Never-ending Privacy Battle
The Many Sides of Bitcoin
Cyber Jihadists
Hacker Gangs
The New Old War
The Sacred Executioner
Scripting Aphrodites
Mini ‘how-to’ Bluetooth/Wifi combo for Raspberry PI I recently purchased the Cirago USB Bluetooth/Wifi combo to use with my raspberry pi. All things considered, I am quite pleased. Being reasonably versed in google-fu, helped, of course. Since I want the freedom to do some mobile tinkering, I need to access the pi sans a lan. That, and my latest wild hair project […]
Stick’em with the pointy end Since I have been spending a great deal of my time playing in the field of 3D design and printing, I have only recently stumbled upon, and had time to read, “Privacy for Me and Not for Thee,” penned by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, a human rights activist whom I first encountered in the virtual world […]
Virtual and not so Virtual Space Not long ago, someone asked if I liked 3D printing better than virtual worlds. The short answer is, equally but differently.
Be Still my Bleeding Heart … “Secure web servers are the equivalent of heavy armored cars. The problem is, they are being used to transfer rolls of coins and checks written in crayon by people on park benches to merchants doing business in cardboard boxes from beneath highway bridges. Further, the roads are subject to random detours, anyone with a screwdriver […]
The Never-ending Privacy Battle This brings me back to the Hundredpercent American. To some extent he is a pet of mine. I have always rather liked him, because he has some promising qualities. For instance, he has enormous hospitality. I used to feel personally complimented by the amazing warm-hearted hospitality showered on me by Americans. […] When I realized […]
The Many Sides of Bitcoin Pariah, darling, or somewhere in between. Bitcoin has continued to linger in the daily media spotlight since the shuttering of darknet’s black-market drug bazaar, Silk Road, and the subsequent announcement of the arrest of its alleged owner, Ross William Ulbricht (aka DPR), on October 2, 2013. Media mavens have long cast bitcoin as a sort […]
Cyber Jihadists “We’re facing a very great threat of loosely-coupled, organizational networks that increasingly rely on IT infrastructure to coordinate their movements and recruit young disenfranchised, apathetic guys as suicidal pawns in a sophisticated, dispersed movement. (…)” (AHM, Usenet, September 21, 2001)
Hacker Gangs Meet Jim Script Kiddie (skiddie). He is the guy (usually in his early to mid teens) who comes into a hacker forum, asking inane questions like, “how can I be a hacker?” He also tends to over-indulge in “hacker speak” making him look pretty much like a moron to seasoned (and not so) computer netizens.
The New Old War In 1956, FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover initiated a program, code-named COINTELPRO (counter intelligence program) ushering in what would become the mainstay for how intelligence communities dealt with domesitic affairs. The sole directive of this program was “to expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize” the activities of various dissidents and their leaders.
The Sacred Executioner In his book, “The Sacred Executioner,” Hyam Maccoby notes: “A figure in mythology that has received little attention is that of the Sacred Executioner. […] By taking the blame for the slaying, he is performing a great service to society, for not only does he perform the deed, but he takes upon himself the blame […]
Scripting Aphrodites On Wednesday, April 13, 2006, 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin was reported missing by her father. Investigators thought she may have been abducted by someone she met online. Oklahoma law enforcement suspected her abductor might be heading just across the border to Texas and requested Texas issue an Amber alert.
image Mini ‘how-to’ Bluetooth/Wifi combo for Raspberry PI
image Stick’em with the pointy end
image Virtual and not so Virtual Space
image Be Still my Bleeding Heart …
image The Never-ending Privacy Battle
image The Many Sides of Bitcoin
image Cyber Jihadists
image Hacker Gangs
image The New Old War
image The Sacred Executioner
image Scripting Aphrodites

Myspace Philes

Trench of MyCrimeSpace posted an interesting tidbit regarding Massachusetts AG Tom Reillys challenge to . I say interesting simply because I do not have a great deal of faith in ’s alleged commitment to tighten up security in an attempt to make their venue safer for teens.

Sure, they hired Hemanshu Nigam to “oversee safety, education, privacy and law enforcement affairs.” But lets take a look at what they’ve been doing ever since Connecticut AG challenged them in early February.

In April, myspace allegedly removed 200,000 objectional profiles which they identified as “containing risque or hate speech.” I guess they do not consider men trolling for boys as being… well… risque…

20 year-old Ken of Woodland Hills, California wrote to NAMBLA in September 2005 taking them to task for sexism and discriminating against other groups of adults who like children. Ken claims to be a “hater” on his myspace profile, though he apparently finds adult child sex to be just fine and dandy.

19 year-old Rick of Russell Springs, Kentucky wrote to NAMBLA in August 2005, stating that he was having, “pedophilic tendencies” and trying to control them before he “went to prison.” He then asked them to send him some child pornography. Rick also has a myspace profile as well as a rather curious home page.

21 year-old Steven of Liberty, Missouri wrote to NAMBLA in September 2005 asking for material by email as opposed to U.S. mail. I take it Steven is unaware that child pornography is illegal regardless of the delivery method. Needless to say, Steven also has a myspace profile.

25 year old Jason of Portland, Oregon wrote to NAMBLA in September of 2005 apparently hoping they could “hook him up.” While his myspace profile has since been deleted, he does have a left-over profile on a “cruising for sex” web board (not linked for obvious reasons).

64 year-old Tom of Derry, New Hampshire stated in his boymoment profile that his AoA is 14. I imagine law enforcement as well as the licensing board were not particularly pleased to learn that a mental health worker may be preying on 14 year-old boys. His myspace profile has since been deleted.

37 year-old Steve of San Leandro, California characterizes himself as a “boy with the thorn in his side.” on myspace and a “really nice guy” on boylover. He also drives. A lot. At least, thats what he claims in his jelly profile. He is a self-ordained minister of his own church where he runs a live webcam, and is listed as a California bully cop on the bully police web site. He has been a boylover member since February 2003 and his myspace profile has since been deleted.

22 year-old Michael of Laguna Niguel, California likes them young. Seven, to be precise. At least that is what he stated on his boyloveonline profile. He isnt exactly coy about it either and even has a few pictures of nude boys on his myspace profile page to prove it.

21 year-old Scott of Los Alamos, New Mexico likes boys too. So much so, that he alternates each word in his boylover interest list with boys or bois. Scott is a school bus driver and on his myspace profile he states that he “has no friends [his] age” and that his “friends are from like 8-16 and from like 25-50.”

18 year-old David of State College, Pennsylvania is in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary. In his boylover profile he lists a number of interests. Including boys. He is pretty much all over the internet. And he has a myspace profile too. Of course.

44 year-old Peter of Morrisville, Pennsylvania doesnt state his AoA in his boylover profile and his myspace profile has since been deleted. Though law enforcement no doubt found his “teen pics” homepage (not linked for obvious reasons) to be quite informative.

18 year-old Peter of Babylon, New York states that he likes everything about boys. I only wonder what the girl pictured on his myspace profile would think if she knew he was over on boylover trolling for teens?

61 year-old Michael of Torrance, California states in his boylover profile, “Being a boglover is a gift, nurture it.” [SIC] in more ways than one. His myspace profile has since been deleted, but if you can read dutch, you might want to check this thread out.

The above was culled from material found by various individuals in the War against NAMBLA. Out of curiosity, I had decided to find out if they had myspace profiles. 30 individuals were subsequently identified. These are but a few examples of those who were reported to relevant law enforcement agenices (as well as ) in February of 2006. Although there is little investigators can do unless they are caught breaking the law, I find it ironic that chose to delete only a handful of the reported profiles–those who were 25 or older–though it should come as no surprise considering recent revelations.