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2016, have mercy !@$#%^&*

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 at 10:26 a.m.

Douglas Field Published on Dec 30, 2015
what if 2016 greetings
New Year greetings to Elizabeth and all What if? Dunedin contributors and readers

I’m with Mick, our man Douglas —to All who write, or visit here in great numbers – you roast turkey, raise spirits and make us laugh! Safer in print (yes!) than foisting some troll Guy under the Gods’ establishment.

Wishing You A Very Bright and Distortionate Rug-Pulling 2016

Cheers/Screams/Love to Fawkes
Elizabeth

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Uh-oh Dunners –WHO goes there #ashleymadisonstorm

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

The theft of data from a website that facilitates infidelity is a wake-up call.

Ashley Madison screenshot

Ashley Madison’s sales pitch, emblazoned on huge billboards, was that the anonymity of the web could make having an affair easy and risk-free.

### economist.com Aug 22nd 2015 | From the print edition
The Ashley Madison hack
An affair to remember
The slogan of Ashley Madison, a website that arranges extramarital liaisons, is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Its home page shows a woman holding a finger to her lips. So much for promising to keep secrets. Last month a group of hackers called Impact Team stole the site’s user database and transaction history going back to 2007, and this week they released it online: more than 30m users’ names, addresses and personal details, along with GPS co-ordinates and sexual preferences. This trove of data is fiddly to download and search, but already users of the site are being outed, as journalists and activists comb through the records looking for celebrities, business leaders and politicians. A deluge of revelations seems likely in the coming days, as websites pop up that allow easy searching.
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Users of a data map plotted by CartoDB can see how many people in their area allegedly have accounts with the adultery site.

Malfideleco global map [screenshot 21.8.15][screenshot – click to enlarge]

### NZ Herald Online 8:30 AM Friday Aug 21, 2015
Do you trust your partner? Map reveals locations of Ashley Madison users
Sources: NZME, Daily Mail and wires
Millions of panicked cheaters and their suspicious spouses have crashed websites claiming to host the “cheat sheet” list of names leaked in the Ashley Madison hack. Tens of thousands of Ashley Madison account holders in New Zealanders are among the 36 million users whose personal details have been leaked online. Several searchable databases of names, emails and sexual fantasies linked to the 9.7 gigabyte data leak had to shut down within minutes of going live because they could not cope with demand. Data from the hack has even been mapped, revealing the popularity of the site in different towns and cities across the world.
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ODT: Adultery site claims 4600 Dunedin users —86% of which are men.

Malfideleco NZ detail [screenshot 21.8.15][screenshot – click to enlarge]

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*Images: (top) ashleymadison.com – home page [screenshot]; tecnilogica.cartodb.com – maps [screenshots]

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Publicise: laudafinem.org

23 April 2017
Note: Lauda Finem’s url with dot com has changed to dot org, as a result the post title and link references below have all been changed.

Received from Dunedin businessman
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 at 4:42 p.m.

Re: laudafinem.org

Hi Elizabeth, do you know the above website? They are an Australia-based blog site that seem willing to print ANYTHING! It might be a valuable tool to use in conjunction with your own wonderful site …. Maybe you could offer a link to publicise? It would be a safe place to post anything that could otherwise get you sued. It already has quite a bit of NZ stuff. Maybe useful also to some of your bloggers etc.
Regards….

superpower lab-initio.com nz103 (Stieg Larsson and David Lagercrantz Millennium Series athrillaweek.com Nicks Pics)

LAUDA FINEM
There is frequent speculation and accusations about who ‘Lauda Finem’ is/are. It’s conspiracy theorist heaven. –Pete George

█ Twitter: Laudafinem (@Laudafinem)
Australian anti-corruption and injustice watch-dogs

█ Categories at laudafinem.com:

Corporate fraudsters
http://laudafinem.org/category/corporate-fraudsters/

New Zealand Corruption
http://laudafinem.org/category/new-zealand-corruption/

Videos
http://laudafinem.org/category/lauda-finem-video-productions/

Editorial
http://laudafinem.org/category/editorial/

Laudafinem Investigates
http://laudafinem.org/category/lauda-finem-investigates/

beyonceVEVO Published on Nov 24, 2014
Beyoncé – Mine ft. Drake
BEYONCÉ Platinum Edition.
Music: “Superpower” by Beyoncé (Google Play • iTunes)

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*Image: Stieg Larsson and David Lagercrantz Millennium Series athrillaweek.com Nick’s Pics [via lab-initio.com – nz103]

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Google crap destroys searchable record

Read this post at Cameron Slater’s blog Whale Oil Beef Hooked.

Whale Oil Beef Hooked logo### whaleoil.co.nz July 5, 2014 at 7:30am
Google’s demise starts here, ctd
By Pete
Not only are Google changing history, they are effectively censoring you, and me, and journalism too. This morning the BBC received the following notification from Google:

Notice of removal from Google Search: we regret to inform you that we are no longer able to show the following pages from your website in response to certain searches on European versions of Google: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/legacy/thereporters/robertpeston/2007/10/merrills_mess.html

What it means is that a blog I wrote in 2007 will no longer be findable when searching on Google in Europe. Which means that to all intents and purposes the article has been removed from the public record, given that Google is the route to information and stories for most people. So why has Google killed this example of my journalism?
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Whale Oil Beef Hooked

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Sunday Star-Times: Judge backs blogger’s fight against fraud

The following is reproduced in the public interest. The Grant Norman King website contains other media references and the Court’s full judgement. –Eds

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Lawyer Madeleine Flannagan said the judge’s decision showed free speech was alive and well. […] The unique nature of the case, setting a new precedent in harassment laws, meant it was already being used by media law professors at Auckland University.

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 25/05/2014
Judge backs blogger’s fight against fraud
By Rob Kidd – Sunday Star-Times
A fraudster’s victim who fought back has won a landmark battle to name and shame the man who scammed him and dozens of others.
Nearly two and a half years ago, Steve Taylor contracted Grant Norman King to build a sleepout for his elderly father behind the family home in West Auckland. Taylor paid three-quarters of the price – $23,500 – as a deposit. The sleepout was never built and the money was not returned.

In a bid to get even, Taylor brought civil proceedings against King but when the cost of continuing the case became prohibitive, he took a different tack, setting up the website grantnormanking.com with the intention of warning others who might be drawn in.

Within months other victims were clamouring to tell their stories and it was not long before Taylor built a comprehensive timeline of King’s offending. King then tried to turn the legal tables on Taylor by using the Harassment Act to sue Taylor and demand the website be taken down. Taylor was forced into Auckland District Court to defend himself. However, that was King’s mistake. “What he did was open up the opportunity for every other victim to tell their story, which was the very thing he was advocating against,” Taylor said. Affidavits in support of Taylor’s cause flooded in and he said it was surreal to be standing in court with the public gallery full of people backing him.

Taylor said more than 70 victims had come forward, across a 32-year span, claiming losses of more than $3 million.

In court Judge David Wilson sided with Taylor and said the website, with all its explosive accusations, could remain online. “It would be inappropriate if a man in Mr King’s position could close down postings of essentially factual material on the basis that it interferes with his commercial plans and deprives him of customers,” the judge said.
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*Image: andertoons.com – blog (detail)

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GCSB: National Party websites hacked

Anon NZ | Published on 28 Jul 2013

Websites down:
johnkey.co.nz | billenglish.co.nz | gerrybrownlee.com | michaelwoodhouse.co.nz | bluegreens.co.nz | judithcollins.co.nz | bluelibs.org.nz | nikkikaye.co.nz | bluegreens.org.nz | simonbridges.co.nz | maggiebarry.co.nz | national.org.nz | davidcarter.co.nz | nickywagner.co.nz
and many more

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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 10:31 30/07/2013:
Dotcom tells hackers of National sites to stop
“It has come to our attention that the thousands that have marched against this bill has still not been enough to send John Key and Peter Dunne a message.” –Anon NZ

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### ODT Online Tue, 30 Jul 2013 APNZ
Doctom tells National Party hackers to back off
Hackers claimed to have taken down more than a dozen National Party websites overnight – but their actions have drawn the ire of internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom. The group calling itself Anonymous New Zealand said in a video it had taken “direct action” against the GCSB spy bill.
The video said the websites would remain down until their servers were patched or the bill was withdrawn and Prime Minister John Key has apologised to all New Zealanders and internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom.
The video was posted to YouTube on Sunday, the same day thousands of protesters marched against the GCSB bill. Among the sites that remained down this morning were Mr Key’s site, johnkey.co.nz, and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English’s site, billenglish.co.nz as well as a handful of sites belonging to other Cabinet ministers. However, the National Party website, which the group claims to have taken down, was live this morning at national.org.nz. APNZ
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The global Anonymous group is best known for takedowns of US government and corporation websites, with its members recognised for wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

### nzherald.co.nz 09:09 Tue Jul 30 2013
National trying to restore websites
IT experts are trying to restore National Party websites after an attack by activist group Anonymous over the controversial Government Communications Security Bureau Bill.
In a video message posted online, Anonymous NZ calls the legislation – which will make it legal for the GCSB to spy on New Zealanders on behalf of other agencies – “despicable”.
The group has taken more than a dozen National websites offline, including those of Prime Minister John Key and Speaker David Carter, and a number of other MPs, but the main National Party website “survived” the attack.
Anonymous says the sites will stay offline until National patches its servers, or apologises to internet piracy accused Kim Dotcom – who was illegally spied on by the GCSB – and all New Zealanders. AAP
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