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

John Shutt john.d.shutt at gmail.com
Mon May 8 14:04:08 UTC 2017


Guess I didn't reply-all earlier. Wrote to Zach:

"I think this interview already happened. They’ve been through the space a few times to shoot interviews for various documentaries and we asked them for a good-sized donation for the most recent shoot ($340 to fix one of the sewing machines) which they paid."

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> On May 8, 2017, at 3:48 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>    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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