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(Huffington Post)   Richard Clarke says Michael Hastings' car may have been hacked   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 12
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2013-06-25 01:27:39 AM  
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RexTalionis: Ah, the conspiracy theory that is impossible to disprove (or to prove).


What is interesting about Richard Clarke saying this is he was the counter-terror czar. Somebody WANTS people to know what can be done and wants them scared. The Snowden thing is the same - they WANT people paranoid about the surveillance state. The AP says their usual sources are all clamming up, suddenly. That's the objective.
2013-06-25 09:08:51 AM  
3 votes:
Also worth noting is he sent this email the day before his death:

"Subject: FBI Investigation, re: NSA

Hey (redacted names) -- the Feds are interviewing my "close friends and associates." Perhaps if the authorities arrive "BuzzFeed GQ," er HQ, may be wise to immediately request legal counsel before any conversations or interviews about our news-gathering practices or related journalism issues.

Also: I'm onto a big story, and need to go off the rada[r] for a bit.

All the best, and hope to see you all soon.

Michael"

This guy wasn't some 18 year old motor-head racer trying to impress chicks, so why would he be driving 100+ mph at 4AM? Doesn't make sense to me. Combine that with the above, plus the government crackdown on whistle-blowers, plus the revelation that the NSA snoops through all digital communications... is it really that crazy to think this guy was offed?
2013-06-25 01:08:42 AM  
2 votes:
*Whistling with hands in pocket walking by*
2013-06-25 11:07:18 AM  
1 votes:

Wendy's Chili: The drunk coke head couldn't have possibly wrecked his own car. It must be a government conspiracy.

Same thing with that Brightfart guy. No way booze and coke killed him. It was Obama's secret heart attack technology.


Somebody was saying this guy was a drunk and coke-head in another thread and I was wondering where this came from?  Was this guy in fact a drunk coke-head?  Any proof?
That is some pretty relevant information given the circumstances and I would like to know if that is indeed true.  Sources?

Also, how often do cars explode into an inferno after a collision with a tree?  I know in the movies cars explode by hitting a pothole, but in reality I thought this was actually rather rare...

IF this were a hit, it was made intentionally suspicious to warn others... otherwise there are probably more subtle ways to off a person.
2013-06-25 10:53:52 AM  
1 votes:

jjorsett: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how-to/computer-security/h o w-vulnerable-is-your-car-to-cyber-attack


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/business/10hack.html?_r=2&;

This one even mentions the Mercedes Benz MBrace System.

In their remote experiment, the researchers were able to undermine the security protecting the cellular phone in the vehicle they bought and then insert malicious software. This allowed them to send commands to the car's electronic control unit - the nerve center of a vehicle's electronics system - which in turn made it possible to override various vehicle controls.

Electronic ignition, throttle by wire, brake by wire, electronic parking brake and electronically controlled transmission=no means of stopping or slowing the vehicle in the event the ECU were to override your control.
2013-06-25 10:48:11 AM  
1 votes:
when people said the NSA was spying on your phone calls and web activity, no one believed that then either.
2013-06-25 10:47:47 AM  
1 votes:

LordJiro: Remember, the government is perfectly willing to kill a journalist before he broke a story, but they WEREN'T willing to off Snowden before he leaked classified intel then left the country.


They weren't willing to kill a guy they didn't know was planning to do something before he did it? Shocking. Really proves your point.
2013-06-25 09:36:58 AM  
1 votes:
A simpler explanation is that a paranoid journalist thought he was being tailed, tried to slip the tail by speeding away, lost control of his vehicle, and then crashed into a tree.
2013-06-25 09:09:09 AM  
1 votes:
Mr. Clark isn't known for his sense of humor or for spinning tall tales. I'm interested in his motives for speaking out on this subject.
2013-06-25 08:53:23 AM  
1 votes:

Walker: This is why you should only drive cars that are low tech. Preferably cars from the 60's and 70's. Also I saw a report on CBS News that car thieves are now walking around with a little black box they hold outside your car door and it unlocks the passenger door to let them steal whatever is in your car.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/07/be-aware-car-thieves-are- us ing-some-kind-of-universal-car-remote-and-cops-are-stumped/


I own a universal key for those model years.

blog.spectrastars.com
2013-06-25 08:45:31 AM  
1 votes:
This is why you should only drive cars that are low tech. Preferably cars from the 60's and 70's. Also I saw a report on CBS News that car thieves are now walking around with a little black box they hold outside your car door and it unlocks the passenger door to let them steal whatever is in your car.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/07/be-aware-car-thieves-are- us ing-some-kind-of-universal-car-remote-and-cops-are-stumped/
2013-06-25 08:23:50 AM  
1 votes:

GladGirl: Here's what I don't get. Why tjis guy?


Eh - maybe this helps explain.
 
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