Between Wikileaks, the Shadow Brokers, the FBI’s use of confidential informants like Sabu [stderr] we learn the breadth and depth of the US Government’s hypocrisy about “cyberwar” and espionage.
This is certainly unexpected: FBI Director James B. Comey emailed me.
So the FBI was supposedly investigating Trump’s campaign quietly, while loudly investigating Clinton’s emails?
I’m unhappy about the way the anti-Trump media (i.e.: anyone who has any sense) is acting as if suddenly Comey is this great pillar of rectitude, now that he’s refused to play along with Trump’s game of the day. Please let’s not go back to “you can trust the FBI” because the FBI’s not playing politics incompetently for a change. They’re still playing.
I haven’t hidden how unimpressed I am with the FBI/CIA/NSA’s joint report that alleges Russian hackers interfered with the 2016 elections. In my opinion, the ‘evidence’ they present is painfully thin, and mostly bad or inaccurate.
Let’s have a look at some of the quality of evidence that the FBI has been able to present in other hacking cases.
One of my commenters in another posting, asks:
What do you think of the notion, given the incompetence of the government in keeping hackers out of their computer systems, that The Secretary’s private email system might actually been no worse than the State Department’s system, which, apparently, is known to have been hacked into?
As I understand it, the FBI has no evidence that her private system was, in fact hacked but they, apparently, do have evidence that the State Department’s computer system was invaded by hackers (as by the way as has the Pentagon’s).
There are a lot of issues to cover and I’m going to jump on some of them scatter-shot, then see if I can conclude with a summary of my views, along with some supporting facts.*