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(Yahoo)   College student, age 19, blackmails, ahem, NEGOTIATES, with Mark Cuban and Elon Musk to take down Twitter bot tracking their private jets. "How much?"   (yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Mark Cuban, Jack Sweeney's interests, Twitter, Elon Musk, Sweeney's father, 19-year-old college student, elder Sweeney, Florida Citrus Tower  
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4937 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Jul 2022 at 9:30 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-06 9:32:10 PM  
1)  Demand some money to take your program offline.
2)  Cash checks.
3)  Put the source code up on Github

Done and done.  Goodbye student loans!
 
2022-07-06 9:35:16 PM  
Bootstrappin' buh gawd.
 
2022-07-06 9:36:48 PM  
It's nice when the cancer capitalists are spooked.
 
2022-07-06 9:39:10 PM  
Hope he has a hell of a dead man's switch.
 
2022-07-06 9:40:14 PM  

atomic-age: It's nice when the cancer capitalists are spooked.


Gonna steal that nickname for them.
 
2022-07-06 9:41:15 PM  
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2022-07-06 9:42:19 PM  
If the data is publicly accessible and all the twitter bot is outputting that data...

I sure hope the dude makes millions.
 
2022-07-06 9:46:02 PM  
The creep is worried about security?  He's a billionaire.  One of his accountants could fill his jet with mercenaries 24/7 with just a rounding error.
 
2022-07-06 9:47:08 PM  
Once I read that Musk is his, "personal hero," I lost all interest. What a Floridian rube.
 
2022-07-06 9:49:37 PM  
Should just start putting up every rich guys jet and have the bots get especially noisy if they go to DC like Rupert Murdoch did recently to chat with McConnell.
 
2022-07-06 9:51:45 PM  
Weird man yells at the ADS-B transponder because it keep telling on him.
 
2022-07-06 9:51:47 PM  

NM Volunteer: The creep is worried about security?  He's a billionaire.  One of his accountants could fill his jet with mercenaries 24/7 with just a rounding error.


So, like, stacked horizontally or sitting on each other's shoulders?

Probably should get a couple crates of Right Guard too.
 
2022-07-06 9:51:51 PM  
The real New Economy. Everyone just finds a way to scam or blackmail a billionaire.
 
2022-07-06 9:52:21 PM  
He should do the same thing for the Congress and the Senate....
 
2022-07-06 9:54:22 PM  
If Musk ends up buying Twitter, he could ban @elonjet, but that might dent his credibility as a self-styled champion of free speech.

Oh, so you're buying that bullshiat?
 
2022-07-06 9:57:48 PM  

NM Volunteer: The creep is worried about security?  He's a billionaire.  One of his accountants could fill his jet with mercenaries 24/7 with just a rounding error.


Ya, those mercs will beat the shiat out of that shoulder fired SAM headed their way
 
Azz [TotalFark]
2022-07-06 9:58:16 PM  
Elon Musk needs a kick in the nuts for being a whiny biatch
 
2022-07-06 9:58:39 PM  

NM Volunteer: The creep is worried about security?  He's a billionaire.  One of his accountants could fill his jet with mercenaries 24/7 with just a rounding error.


Or he could just get a gun.  Problem solved.
 
2022-07-06 9:59:42 PM  
Billionaire: Can I pay you $5,000 to shut this down?

College Student: Make it $50,000

Billionaire I'm blocking you and buying Twitter
 
2022-07-06 10:08:40 PM  
I love the, "bUt WHat AbOut tHe SeCurity rISk!"

You're rich, pay for more security.
 
2022-07-06 10:10:00 PM  

Azz: Elon Musk needs a kick in the nuts for being a whiny biatch


Honestly listen to the Behind the Bastards podcast on him.

Elon is the modern Werner von Braun,  but with less class and grace.
 
2022-07-06 10:11:20 PM  
It's all about the free market until it bites you in the ass.
 
2022-07-06 10:12:09 PM  
If I was in Musk's shoes I would just think of it as what being a billionaire with a private jet is in this day and age and forget about it.  There's always the option of not having a private jet.
 
2022-07-06 10:14:10 PM  

odinsposse: The real New Economy. Everyone just finds a way to scam or blackmail a billionaire.


That's not a bad idea.
 
2022-07-06 10:16:19 PM  

reveal101: I love the, "bUt WHat AbOut tHe SeCurity rISk!"

You're rich, pay for more security.


No shiat, pay someone to secure this dork in a ditch.
 
2022-07-06 10:17:02 PM  

Summoner101: Hope he has a hell of a dead man's switch.


Yes, that's saved the day so many times.
 
2022-07-06 10:18:51 PM  
With that much money and legal firepower at his disposal, he could've just found a way to not have his jet's telemetry be public data.

But since it's public data, Florida Teen isn't the problem.
 
2022-07-06 10:22:54 PM  
Why ask for money when you can fire a missile?
 
2022-07-06 10:23:43 PM  

Secret of Manajuana: Once I read that Musk is his, "personal hero," I lost all interest. What a Floridian rube.


Same
 
2022-07-06 10:24:24 PM  

odinsposse: The real New Economy. Everyone just finds a way to scam or blackmail a billionaire.


Doing Manchin and Sinema would save this country.
 
2022-07-06 10:25:41 PM  
It's not blackmail!

It's extortion!
 
2022-07-06 10:27:13 PM  
If they pay him off, they will get 1000 copycats. It's pubic information, right? It's like...an afternoon or weekend project for a mid-level type developer.

I'd also bet money there are already a bunch of lesser known copycats.
 
2022-07-06 10:29:56 PM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: odinsposse: The real New Economy. Everyone just finds a way to scam or blackmail a billionaire.

Doing Manchin and Sinema would save this country.


Ewwww.....
 
2022-07-06 10:35:10 PM  
I really liked that episode of black mirror where the dude farks a pig on live tv?
 
2022-07-06 10:39:50 PM  
 Buy a few more planes and have them fly around randomly.
 
2022-07-06 10:49:31 PM  

baron von doodle: odinsposse: The real New Economy. Everyone just finds a way to scam or blackmail a billionaire.

That's not a bad idea.


But I'm hungry. Can't I just eat one now?
 
Azz [TotalFark]
2022-07-06 10:51:27 PM  

reveal101: Azz: Elon Musk needs a kick in the nuts for being a whiny biatch

Honestly listen to the Behind the Bastards podcast on him.

Elon is the modern Werner von Braun,  but with less class and grace.


That's why he'll always be looking up at Gates, Buffett, Bezos and Jobs no matter how much money he has

Thanks, will check it out
 
2022-07-06 10:51:40 PM  
They're probably paying this kid's parents for the publicity.

The goal here is to create some anti-rich person tracking law.
 
2022-07-06 10:52:42 PM  

Secret of Manajuana: Once I read that Musk is his, "personal hero," I lost all interest. What a Floridian rube.


If Musk is your personal hero you're a trash human.
 
2022-07-06 11:11:49 PM  

TorpedoOrca: Billionaire: Can I pay you $5,000 to shut this down?

College Student: Make it $50,000

Billionaire I'm blocking you and buying Twitter


Basically yeah.  I mean Musk makes something like $4m an hour, the fact that he'd not farking pay this kid a decent fee is laughable.  Sickening really, and then to claim that "it feels wrong" to pay money to do this?  Doesn't it "feel wrong" to own so much of the world's wealth?!?
 
2022-07-06 11:24:33 PM  

Lochsteppe: NM Volunteer: The creep is worried about security?  He's a billionaire.  One of his accountants could fill his jet with mercenaries 24/7 with just a rounding error.

So, like, stacked horizontally or sitting on each other's shoulders?

Probably should get a couple crates of Right Guard too.


/username squeezes rigidly into place, such that you can't get a credit card betwixt 'em
 
2022-07-06 11:28:26 PM  

Johnson: Dr. DJ Duckhunt: odinsposse: The real New Economy. Everyone just finds a way to scam or blackmail a billionaire.

Doing Manchin and Sinema would save this country.

Ewwww.....


Not simultaneously.  That's horrendous.
 
2022-07-06 11:29:53 PM  
There are no risks to security. Nobody cares where he goes. Except stockholders.
 
2022-07-06 11:33:33 PM  
Sweeney told Musk he meant no harm. Musk offered $5,000. Sweeney countered with $50,000. Then on Jan. 3 Musk said, "Doesn't feel right to pay to shut this down" and blocked him.

Lolololol. Look: kid's got a mega-punchable face but this doesn't really meet the definition of blackmail, does it?
 
2022-07-07 12:01:07 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: If they pay him off, they will get 1000 copycats. It's pubic information, right? It's like...an afternoon or weekend project for a mid-level type developer.


You bet your ass it's pubic, wackity schmackity doo
 
2022-07-07 12:04:39 AM  

Nimbull: Should just start putting up every rich guys jet and have the bots get especially noisy if they go to DC like Rupert Murdoch did recently to chat with McConnell.


Investment bankers pay people to track the company jets of public companies so that they can figure out who's talking to whom about potential deals.
 
2022-07-07 12:17:58 AM  

Guntram Shatterhand: 1)  Demand some money to take your program offline.
2)  Cash checks.
3)  Put the source code up on Github

Done and done.  Goodbye student loans!


Doing #3 would probably violate any agreement needed to get the payout. And it is unnecessary anyways. I'm sure someone else would very quickly write their own code.

Elon, where you private jet goes is public info. Deal with it.
 
2022-07-07 12:18:01 AM  

deadsanta: TorpedoOrca: Billionaire: Can I pay you $5,000 to shut this down?

College Student: Make it $50,000

Billionaire I'm blocking you and buying Twitter

Basically yeah.  I mean Musk makes something like $4m an hour, the fact that he'd not farking pay this kid a decent fee is laughable.  Sickening really, and then to claim that "it feels wrong" to pay money to do this?  Doesn't it "feel wrong" to own so much of the world's wealth?!?


I'm just throwing this out there, and I do not have a billion dollars, but maybe just fund a scholarship specifically for the college student who has your balls in a vice rather than spending $53,000,000 to buy the platform you are being called out on?

Again, I do not have a billion dollars so I am not qualified to comment
 
2022-07-07 12:27:02 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Summoner101: Hope he has a hell of a dead man's switch.

Yes, that's saved the day so many times.


Username checks out.
 
2022-07-07 1:13:27 AM  
"Now I kind of feel like he gaslit me and was just, like, saying things to get me to take it down," Sweeney said


This is one of those terms that has evolved from its original meaning into meaning nothing whatsoever.
 
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