Jake Brown’s attempt to organize an event to raise money for Hillary Clinton in the largest piracy conference in the world was looking like a bad move.
“I think that perhaps dozens of responses to the invitations,” Mr. Brown told me.
“And then Trump gave his comment about giving Russia a pass to hack our elections – and hit the responses to the invitations we have a roof.”
Donald Trump to invite the Russians to “find the 30,000 e-mail messages that are missing,” she was seen by Mrs. Clinton’s own e-mail servers as reckless amazing – even if he said later that he was only joking.
It was a moment that caught the attention of the pirate movement traditionally non-political.
‘Fear of the unknown’
Mr. Brown event took place during the Black Hat, a serious conference in Las Vegas for cyber security professionals. It overlaps with Def Con, which is certainly less serious event infiltrators “underground.”
Jeff Moss founded both conferences. Known for pirates as the “dark shadow”, Mr. Moss is a great and respected figure effect. And he agreed to talk in fundraising, despite being in fact independent voters.
“Whoever the next president is that they’re going to have significant challenges in the field of cyber security,” he told me.
“Hillary has talked more of these issues trump card has.
“If it was not Trump, and the candidates were similar, then this [happened] would not have happened. Because very different candidates, I think the fear of the unknown is what is driving a lot of this.”
Moss said he felt Mrs. Clinton’s efforts to help dissidents in foreign countries access to the Internet is a positive sign her online biography, but he did not yet know the positions of Mr. Trump on the freedom of the Internet.
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