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How victimhood narratives can open doors

Being a victim is not something that any of us would choose but some people can use their victimhood status to do good things. An example of this would be someone who starts a campaign to change the law because it failed to protect them or someone who starts a support group or heads a public information campaign in the hope that it will help prevent what happened to them from happening to someone else.

Being a victim doesn’t always open doors though if the media paints the victim as deserving of what happened to them. When we were the victim of a criminal hack the media immediately painted us as somehow deserving of having our privacy violated and the loss of revenue and the emotional fallout was not considered important.

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What President Trump and Cameron Slater have in common

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Believe it or not President Trump and Cameron Slater have something in common. Both have had their privacy invaded by political enemies looking for dirt.

Cameron had eight years worth of private and personal information stolen as part of a politically motivated hack. The stolen information was turned into a book but his political enemies’ fishing expedition got them not one single fish. They found zero evidence of any crime. No laws had been broken, nothing illegal had been done.

After breaking the law themselves in a fruitless attempt to find criminal actions all they could do was to claim moral disapproval of lawful strategies and methods that were used. They also tried to demonise Cameron because of the kind of language he uses in private with his mates similar to how Trump was demonised for his private comments about women.

President Trump recently claimed that ex-President Obama spied on him, doing his own fishing expedition looking for dirt before Trump became president. If true, the fact that Obama’s spies were unable to dig up any dirt shows that Trump may use successful strategies and methods that some disapprove of but like Cameron, he didn’t break any laws. They can demonise Trump all they like but it doesn’t change the fact that Obama allegedly spied on Trump in an unsuccessful attempt to find incriminating evidence on him just like Rawshark and his accomplice Nicky Hager tried to do to Cameron Slater.

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Has National been hacked, will there be a book and will it influence the election?

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Rumours are not facts and at the moment all I can write about are rumours. Kim Dotcom has stated that the National Party has been hacked and that there is a huge amount of stolen information available but we only have his word for it. If his claim is true will Nicky Hager be in bed with the hacker once again and will he use stolen information to release another politically timed book? If he does will it be from a second hack or will it be new information from the original hack that Rawshark has now given him? Everyone has assumed that only Whaleoil was hacked because the book focussed on us but everyone must remember that Hager thought we could be used to bring down the National government. Also, Hager could only write his book based on the selective information that Rawshark chose to release to him.

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Hacking and Double Standards in the media

Everyone know that I was hacked but a gutless coward who skulks in the shadows.

Our media as a result of the hack treated the conduit, Nicky Hager as a hero, pursued me, my friends and hounded people out of jobs.

We had done noting wrong, nothing illegal and yet they pursued us. We were vilified in the media, in social media and yet the fact remains that we did nothing wrong.

Our only ‘crime’ was to have differing political views to the hacker, to Nicky Hager and to the haters who vilified us.

Those same investigative journalists have never once attempted to investigate who the hacker was, who was involved or why they did it. There was zero balance., it was just a feeding frenzy in an attempt to unseat a popular government.

Now they are speaking at hacking conferences making themselves complicit in the hack.

Simon Brew at Den of Geek talks about the Sony hack and the lack of ethics from news outlets and journalists who have revelled in the hack.

Then, we’re at the Sony hack. This wasn’t a leak of a set picture, or a tip off from a source. This was people hacking into a company’s servers, stealing private information, and making it available without their consent. Thus, not only have certain films leaked, but so have documents relating to an assortment of Sony projects. These involve major franchises and a lot of human beings.

The major news outlets couldn’t wait to delve through them and run the stories.

Let’s make no bones about this either: there were some juicy, major stories in there. Huge ones in some instances. However, I can’t shake the feeling that they were obtained by theft. That outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter – to name just a handful – are, ultimately, benefitting from stolen property, and feeding on the spoils of it. Some are reporting it as a leak. But it’s not a leak. It’s an illegal hack. Bluntly, a theft.  Read more »

Face of the day

Pam Corkery

Pam Corkery

Pam Corkery has my grateful thanks for opening the MSM’s eyes to what has been plainly obvious to the rest of us.
It must be incredibly frustrating for her trying to manage Kim Dotcom’s Media image when the egotist cannot keep his big mouth shut.

Yesterday the strain finally caused her to snap, attacking the very Media that it is her job to manage. Read more »

BREAKING: New Zealand web sites security breached overnight

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Hackers can be roughly divided into two groups:  hobbyists and those that are in it for the money.

It appears the latest round of hacked New Zealand web sites are simply defaced with the hacker’s “signature page”.

Later in this post there is a complete list of New Zealand domain names affected in this way over the years, but here is a partial list of sites that have been hacked over the last 48 hours:   Read more »