Common Sense Commentary: One of the most enlightening developments of the Internet age, of increasing knowledge flying around the world in billions of messages and other data, by everybody from Kings to Curmudgeons, is the stealthy work of hackers. It is usually impossible to know or find out, who these Internet haints or heroes are. There are political hackers on the left, on the right and hackers in the middle with agendas other than politics. These none idealist hackers are either tricksters, nutty nerds or crooks after your S.S. number. So the left blames it on the right and the right blames it on the left, but governments usually blame it on other governments they don't like most at the moment. One of the latest, most infamous hackers, is some Internet genius who calls himself "Guccifer 2.0". I don't know if that handle's play on the word "Lucifer" suggests he/she is a sibling of Lucifer or his opposite. The "Gucci" syllable may allude to the joker's intent to "goose" elitists in their rears with his exposure of their most secret words or actions. If no other good comes from these pesky, goosing tattletales, hackers and whistle blowers may force politicians, international corporations and famous elitists to moderate their secret criticisms of each other and stop mishandling vital and embarrassing information. Whistle blowers like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are forcing powerful, political elitists to adjust their sloppy mishandling of vital, national security secrets. RB
Report from The Smoking Gun Newsletter 8-12-16
Hacker Publishes List Of Cell Phone Numbers, Private E-Mails For Most House Democrats
After disappearing for a couple of weeks, the hacker “Guccifer 2.0” returned late this afternoon to provide a new headache for Democrats.