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Old 11-20-2017, 12:10 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Marquis-Boire was already a rising star in the privacy and digital rights world — a computer security hotshot working to protect vulnerable activists and whistleblowers against oppressive governments. After the summer of 2013, he would become closely identified with whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and the journalists who helped publish the Snowden documents, and he would eventually go to work for The Intercept as a technologist. In 2014, WIRED would publish a glowing profile that called him “the ex-Google hacker taking on the world’s spy agencies.” Google’s director of information security Heather Adkins described him as “in the top one percent of technical capability” of people she had hired. Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, praised him as "extraordinarily talented," and added, “But what I very much appreciate about him is his passion for human rights.”

The Verge has corroborated six separate allegations of physical and sexual assault by Morgan Marquis-Boire, with four self-identified victims located in Marquis-Boire’s home country of New Zealand. We also spoke to others in New Zealand, including former friends of Morgan Marquis-Boire, who say that this pattern of behavior was well-known in their community.

This couldn’t be more different from how he was perceived by the wider public. Marquis-Boire was a prolific speaker at security and human rights conferences, including the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2016. He sometimes used his considerable public platform to talk about the larger social problem of violence against women, and even stated that it motivated his recent work at Citizen Lab researching “stalkerware” or “spouseware” — spyware deployed against abused partners by their abusers. (In April 2017, he told Motherboard that he thought spouseware should receive more attention because it was common and widespread, and "the victims are everyday people.") Many of his best friends were women. He made casual, light-hearted jokes about misandry on Twitter.

In short, Marquis-Boire was supposed to be one of the good guys.
If the only way you know someone is through their strictly professional work, media exposure, speeches given at con appearances, and social media statements, you really do not know enough about them to judge whether or not they could be a sexual assailant.
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This made me almost cry. If true, this is the most disturbing case I have heard among all the accusers ...except for Moore of course.
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https://www.alternativenation.net/90...vey-weinstein/

OH and if you want to see some special snowflakes who honestly believe that anyone who disagrees with Morrissey on anything is a troll and sheep, take a look at the Morrissey group page on Facebook. It's truly a bastion of stupid.

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These fuckers are as bad as Roy Moore's supporters.
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non hollywood this time but very important person... Consent seems to be the big factor here

New York Times suspends Glenn Thrush amid sexual harassment allegations - Business Insider

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Several women told Vox that Thrush acted inappropriately with them when they were in their 20s and relatively inexperienced journalists and while he was an influential Washington reporter.
Thrush has acknowledged that the encounters took place but says they were consensual.
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Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls - The Washington Post
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Rose comes off as a low-rent version of Harvey Weinstein. Smaller staff, scaled down power, but the same MO of bullying and berating his subordinates and creating a culture in which being abused is a ritual hazing you undergo to enter the inner circle. The staff them feed him the new sacrificial lambs on a regular basis and wait to see who becomes "worthy" based on their tolerance for abuse in pursuit of the Holy Grail of journalistic success.

Those who can't stomach the price of admission are shuffled off to other careers and those who remain have paid their dues. They become invested in the system of abuse, because it reaffirms that their sacrifice was worth it for the status rewards. Which is the classic appeal of hazing: it cements your credentials for belonging to the elite circle.
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It's apparently time for Parliament to pull a "hold my beer" (my bolding):

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/ne...reasons/20/11/

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Labour MP Lisa Nandy just revealed in parliament the embarrassing inconsistencies between Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd over documents being hidden from the inquiry into allegations of child abuse by [1970s/80s, now dead] MP Cyril Smith.

The Home Secretary told me that some papers would be withheld from the Cyril Smith inquiry for national security reasons,” Nandy told the House of Commons, yet she added: “this week the Prime Minister has written to me to say we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquiries.”
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John Lasseter: Pixar founder on leave over 'unwanted hugs' - BBC News

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John Lasseter, the head of animation at Pixar and Disney, is taking a leave of absence after allegations of misconduct emerged about him.

Current and former staff told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr Lasseter frequently gave unwanted hugs and invaded personal space. Other sources alleged he was known for "grabbing, kissing, making comments".
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It is amazing the efforts that Weinstein went to both create the opportunities to place women in some horrible situation, and then to spy and monitor them afterward. (Where did he find time to produce movies?) One thing is for sure, Weinstein never acted alone. A lot of people were helping him and knew what was going on.


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In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations. According to dozens of pages of documents, and seven people directly involved in the effort, the firms that Weinstein hired included Kroll, which is one of the world’s largest corporate-intelligence companies, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies. Black Cube, which has branches in Tel Aviv, London, and Paris, offers its clients the skills of operatives “highly experienced and trained in Israel’s elite military and governmental intelligence units,” according to its literature.
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It is amazing the efforts that Weinstein went to both create the opportunities to place women in some horrible situation, and then to spy and monitor them afterward. (Where did he find time to produce movies?) One thing is for sure, Weinstein never acted alone. A lot of people were helping him and knew what was going on.


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Being a movie producer basically involved giving a check to a director I believe.
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ETA: He may be more a victim here than a harrasser...
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Being a movie producer basically involved giving a check to a director I believe.
Well, that's a little like saying being a business owner basically involves giving checks to employees, but the man certainly had too much time on his hands.
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ETA: He may be more a victim here than a harrasser...
Congressman Joe Barton might have been the victim of revenge porn.
That's a good point. My first instinct was to assume this was another Anthony Weiner type thing; but if the picture was sent to someone he was legit dating at the time and now years later they're posting them to the internet that's wrong.

By "legit dating" I mean not by the Roy Moore definition.
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Heads up; looks like something is coming down the pipe involving Vice.

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Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), who apologized on Wednesday after an explicit photo of him circulated on Twitter, could be the victim of revenge porn, according to a top legal expert.

The congressman, who said Capitol Police are investigating the case, appears to have sent the photo, along with other images, to a woman with whom he had a consensual sexual relationship. If the person who posted lewd images of the congressman is in Texas, where Barton represents a suburb of Dallas, it would be a “clear cut” violation of the state’s 2015 law criminalizing revenge porn, said Mark Zaid, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer.
Even though his groin is covered, I doubt anyone will ever be able to unsee that picture ever again.
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More women accusing former DC comics editor Ed Berganza. Berganza was fired earlier this month after media reports about DC's anemic response to two earlier internal allegations against him that were brought to the attention of HR, one of which the company actually promoted him after.
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Good illustration to my point - its a rot in society that we need to get to the source of, and not just hit people as they get exposed. Or it won't ever go completely away.
That's just not happening. I'm sorry, I'd like it to as much as the next woman, but just like murder and child neglect ain't going away, neither is sexual harrassment, unless we're going to accept 24/7 cameras everywhere (and even then I don't see it stopping). As soon as you have an imbalance of power, as soon as you have someone who didn't get enough love, or whose first sexual experience was a coercive one and they get fixated upon it... then you're going to have these things happening.

And I'm sorry, there has to be an understanding that this is mostly a male problem. Yes, there are females who do terrible things too, but most of the people with the power are men, and ergo most of the people who commit the pussy-grabbing thing are men.

I'm not saying all men are rapists, obviously not, but most rapists are men. That's different. I think we need to try to redefine and explain what it means to be a man, because I think the worst thing about the current wave is that some men I liked and admired, have behaved abysmally towards the women in their lives, or defended the awful things Trump said as "locker-room talk" as though that excuses it.

It's been something on my mind quite a bit recently. I once went to Hamburg on a trip for work, and found myself in the company of a man who thought it was appropriate to take me to the Reeperbahn, the notorious red light district in Hamburg, and to offer to take me to a topless bar. I don't know whether that sort of thing went down well with the men from HQ, but as a twenty-something young woman it certainly didn't appeal to me. He had been meant to take me around town to get photographs for the article I was writing, over the weekend, but suddenly (given my lack of enthusiasm for the topless bars) decided he wasn't available. He then took me to the fish market in Hamburg which (on a Friday night) was full of scantily clad women. I felt very vulnerable in the car with him. When we got back to my hotel, he suggested a drink in my room, which I refused. It is the one out of hundreds of smaller experiences which really stayed with me, because I was so afraid that I'd made a terrible mistake getting into a car with the man, and it was so... ugh. I didn't report that occurrence, and maybe I should have done. Later on that same trip a Japanese sailmaker I met on a plane also expected to be invited into my hotel room (and wasn't).

What seems quite wrong to me is men being suspended immediately, jobs being withdrawn, without any sort of process on the grounds of one complaint. There should be a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, unless there is an overwhelming number of similar complaints, I think.
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That's just not happening. I'm sorry, I'd like it to as much as the next woman, but just like murder and child neglect ain't going away, neither is sexual harrassment, unless we're going to accept 24/7 cameras everywhere (and even then I don't see it stopping).
You're probably right that it's never going away, but like murder and child neglect it would be nice if the behaviour was an outlier, and not business as usual like it currently is.
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Being a movie producer basically involved giving a check to a director I believe.
It can do, but it can also mean a whole lot more. At its heart, it's a logistics role. The production team are the people in charge of overseeing and coordinating all the different jobs that are involved in making a film. Yes, it can be the go to credit for low (or no) impact involvement like writing a cheque or being a good mate of someone else involved in the project. At the same time though, when performed for real, it's a hugely involved and critical job.
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Yup; in fact in the TV end of things, the growing ambiguity of the title "producer" has led in the last decade or two to use of the new term "showrunner" to describe the person who actually has the working role.
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