Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Daily Dot - No, Edward Snowden wasn't behind 7 proxies at SXSW

Another timely information responsibility reality check from Edward Snowden et al

"When the ACLU's Ben Wizner joked on stage that Edward Snowden was appearing on the screen behind him routed through "seven proxies," technology journalists from around the world completely missed the joke. 
You see, claiming to be behind seven proxies is one of the oldest jokes on the Internet. According to Know Your Meme, it's been in use since 2007. The sarcastic remark is used to jokingly bait someone who is trying to find your location through the Internet."
The Daily Dot - No, Edward Snowden wasn't behind 7 proxies at SXSW
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