Greenlit no more: A playing on the Internet Update

And it turns out Aircheck will remain a man of mystery, likely forever, and that is not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.

DOJ report found that Perricone, Mann acted alone and in secret ~ Gordon Russell

Judge Lemmon and Magistrate Wilkinson appear to have received an education normally reserved for newspapers, bloggers and the like. This snippet from Gordon’s story sums it up:

The judges also pulled the plug on Jackson’s efforts to unmask two other nola.com commenters that the former city official suggested were federal officials as well. The first, “aircheck,” was the subject of a subpoena to nola.com, which turned over a raft of materials to the court last month after failing to persuade Wilkinson and Lemmon that the commenter’s First Amendment rights as well as those of the newspaper were being violated.

The judges have been reviewing those documents in chambers, the motion says, but they’ve been unable to determine the identity of “aircheck” — who apparently used various devices to post comments, and posted from a range of locations — and they conclude in their motion that further study of the issue is pointless.

The key for me is that Aircheck used different devices because it is the often the identity of the device that is key. This is why the International House Mystery Commenter used the Internal House to begin with. And it why I still think a key logger was used in that instance. Continue reading “Greenlit no more: A playing on the Internet Update”

“Slabbed on steroids”

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist that broke the NSA domestic spying programs via Edward Snowden, has launched his news site called the Intercept.  One of my readers, upon seeing my Tweet this morning on same termed the site “Slabbed on steroids”.  I agree.

Pushing the limits of what a free press can accomplish, Greenwald and his domestic partner Michael Miranda have also experienced a good bit of blowback with sold out gasbags like NBC’s David Gregory openly questioning whether Greenwald has committed treason for exposing the NSA spy programs via leak from Edward Snowden. Miranda was detained last August by authorities in the United Kingdom as he attempted to pass through Heathrow Airport in transit to Brazil from Berlin.

It takes brass balls to do the kind of journalism Glenn Greenwald does.  His new website is well worth the look.