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The Ottawa Citizen: Vikileaks30 linked to House of Commons IP address

blownspeakers:

lukesimcoe:

blownspeakers:

…and it appears to be an NDP staffer.

It’s good that they’re rightfully taking a strong stand against lawful access even though they have no idea that they can or should obscure their IP address when doing shit like this.

Actually, the people in the comments section do a pretty good takedown of this piece. Contrary to what the article espouses, an IP address is not “like a fingerprint” online, and all the Citizen’s investigation proves is that the IP for Vikileaks30 is coming from somewhere on Parliament Hill. I suppose it’s more likely that someone with ties to a party other than the Conservatives would be behind this, but it could be anyone on the hill…

I actually thought about this after and felt embarrassed for not thinking of it earlier. Though, if you’re trying to remain anonymous, even if you’re on a router with multiple users or have a dynamic IP on a network, go through a proxy.

On another note, supposing everything on there is true, why be anonymous?

Could be a civil servant, in which case, yeah, you gotta be anonymous to cover your ass.

  1. jakemadison reblogged this from blownspeakers and added:
    Could be a civil servant, in which case, yeah, you gotta be anonymous to cover your ass.
  2. thehandshake reblogged this from blownspeakers and added:
    I bet it’s a devious tactic by the Conservatives to deflect. “Vic, we’re gonna smear you a bit on this one, you should...
  3. lukesimcoe reblogged this from blownspeakers and added:
    Well, I can think of a number of reasons: 1. You are in fact an NDP (or other opposition party) staffer, and don’t want...
  4. blownspeakers reblogged this from lukesimcoe and added:
    I actually thought about this after and felt embarrassed for not thinking of it earlier. Though, if you’re trying to...
  5. spencerian reblogged this from blownspeakers and added:
    Not that what this person is doing is illegal in any way. It’s not defamation and the use of House of Commons resources...
  6. cameronr reblogged this from blownspeakers and added:
    I had a feeling it wasn’t just some activist.