[Noisebridge-discuss] Vice interview this week?!?

jim jim at well.com
Mon May 8 10:48:05 UTC 2017


     There's also the possibility of a donation, yes?
What's the expected amount? Worth moral compromise?


On 05/08/2017 03:31 AM, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> On Sun, May 07, 2017 at 03:29:44AM +0000, Zach R wrote:
>> Can someone tell me more about this?  I would really prefer we *not* 
>> do this interview and would definitely block this as a consensus item.
>>
>> Vice is a freaking horrible media channel.  They had GIANT picture of 
>> a guy ripping off a sheeps genitals with his mouth posted up around 
>> my house for months (among other bad shit). They are the lowest of 
>> the low in yellow journalism... #notexcellent imo.
>>
>> ...but maybe there's some info I'm missing?  can someone fill me in?
>
> Vice has its awful bits to be sure, but they also do quality 
> journalism particularly in the hacker space.  They employ two of the 
> best infosec
> journalists in the world, Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai.
>
> In particular, here's some recent good stuff:
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/worlds-most-secure-email-service-is-easily-hackable 
>
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/motherboard-tv-nyc-resistor-making-awesome-things-happen 
>
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/we-talked-to-a-witch-who-casts-viruses-out-of-computers-with-magic 
>
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/this-hip-hop-track-has-better-opsec-advice-than-most-guides-out-there 
>
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/lauri-love-opens-up-about-his-fight-against-extradition-to-the-us 
>
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/hackers-why-they-hit-stalkerware-flexispy-retina-x 
>
>
> What with NYT platforming a climate change denialist and the Boston 
> Globe going soft nazi, never mind WaPo's foreign policy, I'll take 
> journalism where I can find it these days.
>
> -andy
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