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Re: <nettime> Twitter revolutionaries, unmade in the USA
Evan Buswell on Sun, 11 Oct 2009 05:52:06 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Twitter revolutionaries, unmade in the USA


I think what Morlock is referring to is digital obfuscation: they
could have used more/better proxies or the Onion Router, or something
of that nature.  But I'd rather not blame them.  In any case, anyone
doing this in the future should use some sort of proxy set-up.

Evan

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:16 AM, Jaime Magiera <jaime {AT} sensoryresearch.net> wrote:

> On Oct 8, 2009, at 3:47 PM, Morlock Elloi wrote:
>
>> Plain curiosity: did these people never learn the Importance of Not
>> Being Seen, or was their shtick calculated to result in the bust and
>> related press coverage? Gross incompetence or a PR stunt? If latter, I
>> hope someone had a camera rolling.
>
> Hello,
>
> Well, being that they were using radio scanners in their work, it was
> necessary to be near the "festivities". I'd say hiding out in a motel
> room is the best one can do with all that gear and the requirement of
> being within range of the responder communications. Their work was
> probably quite useful to the cause of the protestors. So again, this
> reinforces my previous point on the value of these services in
> organizing.
 <...>


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