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[–] burns29 1 points 61 points (+62|-1) ago 

Go to Def Con. Arrest a white hat. Nice job FBI.

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[–] Trumpocrat2020 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

That'll be the end of cooperative DefCons. FBI is so stupid.

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[–] Hugh_E_Rection 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

For those who aren't aware: There's a game at DEF CON called "Spot the Spook".

Clapper drove an absolutely massive wedge as it was, now they're disappearing a folk hero and deleting publicly available records to cover it.

This is beyond fucked.

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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Then perhaps the FBI had a stake in the virus being active and this man fouled up their plans.

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[–] River_Otter 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Meaning the FBI or CIA was the source of the virus.

Thanks for arresting him. Now we know it absolutely wasn't Muh Russia.

Nice try, McCabe and Mueller.

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[–] PoundingPetty 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

He was arrested in the airport on the way home, his indictment was in the 12yh of July. They knew he was coming defcon and waited he finished to arrest him.

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[–] Monkstar1 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Um....what?

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[–] Helios-Apollo 1 points 51 points (+52|-1) ago 

Yet they won't prosecute Bill Clinton's wife for high treason. The FBI are a domestic enemy.

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[–] GuyIDisagreeWith 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

The FBI can't prosecute anyone. They can only recommend prosecution. Congress are the dickheads that won't prosecute.

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[–] cthulian_axioms 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The Fifth Amendment states that

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury [...]

The Federal Department of Justice is the entity which convenes Federal Grand Juries; so it is with them that your beef lies.

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[–] BlueDrache 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Congress, specifically the Senate, can only prosecute a president after the House has levied the charges.

It's the DOJ that appoints the prosecution.

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[–] obvious_throwaway1 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

I predict Defcon will move out of the US after this.

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[–] solvire 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Defcon is over. It's corporate garbage now. Go elsewhere

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[–] Javik2186 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They'll get more fellow white hat hackers in other countries. Especially Europe, Asia, and Russia.

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[–] liquidrage 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That would suck, theres a an overlap between good talks and related companies that happens in the US.

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[–] liquidrage 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That said, even better talks do exist out there.

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[–] youareivan 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

makes me wonder if the dark state had something to do with wannacry.

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[–] B166-ER 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

As an side to this thought. Most people are not aware that originally paying taxes was the only vote that mattered. Just look at today, politicians decide where your tax dollars go and what the government does to you. We have a runaway federal government and as long as it has the $$ it will keep spinning its wheels. This is why the founding fathers understood the ultimate vote that counts is whether you pay your taxes. If the government turns against the majority of its people who then in turn stop funding it the government dies out. But they made it illegal to not pay taxes and gave us the right to vote on a lizard for office....

The person or group who can find a way to use blockchain technology to move as much commerce as possible into the digital sphere will simultaneously overthrow every corrupt regime which the people do not like AND will become the enemy of every despotic regime around the globe overnight... The caliber of leverage which this kind of revolution would neutralize for governments is so much more powerful than a nuclear bomb. They would scorch every corner of the planet to hunt those people down and try to stop them.

As long as the Matrix exists, mankind will never be free.

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[–] 10050999? 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Bitcoin started as a non-legit currency... they can try all they want, crypto currency won't disappear that easily..

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[–] piratse 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why would they get rid of f an easily traceable currency? Countries APPEAR to be against it so counter culture will buy in. Then with a few changes and well controlled company they can trace your crypro currency with ease. Governments have been buying into it for a couple years now.

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[–] abattoirdaydream 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Is this an arrest arrest, or a forcibly hired arrest?

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[–] ZYX321 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Both?

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[–] totes_magotes 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Smoke weed, grow boobs, never be forcibly "hired" by the government in any capacity.

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[–] 10049251? 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

After all the shit this guy has been through for stopping the spread of wannacry, I'm starting to think he shouldn't have.

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[–] toobaditworks 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

Maybe he did something illegal. Or this could be a recruiting tactic used by the FBI. Arrest someone and recruit them into their cyber crimes division to spy on other hackers.

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[–] Caesarkid1 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Instead of expelling kids for hacking schools they should be placed in advanced computer programs.

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[–] GoatyMcGoatface 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

What about kids who build clocks

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[–] cthulian_axioms 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's on some Mafia shit right there.

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[–] sonickid101 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

government is a violent mafia by a different name.

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[–] m80 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

He was already working for GCHQ.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They would have attracted no attention by taking him out for coffee.

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[–] uvulectomy 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Seems it had nothing to do with WannaCry. He was arrested for allegedly being part of the group responsible for Kronos.

"An indictment filed in a U.S. District Court in Wisconsin accused Hutchins, also known online as "MalwareTech," of advertising, distributing and profiting from malware code known as "Kronos" that stole online banking credentials and credit card data. Hutchins' alleged activity took place between July 2014 and July 2015, according to the indictment."

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