September 17, 2008
Not a bad movie, that. Angelina Jolie stood out from the first time I saw it, when it came out. So the internet strikes - hackers got into Palin's yahoo email, and Gawker/others started posting all sorts of private emails, including pictures of her kids. They didn't find much of interest though; just a voicemail from Bristol, which was posted online, and a couple private numbers. Duh, did you think she was going to leave a smoking gun in a yahoo account? I wouldn't. I don't know, apparently the "feds are investigating" but does it really make much sense? Could the feds know more about hacking than, well, actual hackers? I can't blame Gawker for posting stuff (though it was shitty, especially when there was nothing there to use against her) but that doesn't mean they were behind it. They did point the finger at 4-chan, though, which is interesting. If they're not connected, anonymous might not like it. I wouldn't point at them any more than I'd leave a smoking gun on yahoo. Just some thoughts.