So much for the surveillance society

I Was A Teenage Bot Master | The Register

“That’s why I love this age, its all computers heh,” SoBe wrote in early December 2005, a month after Ancheta’s arrest, during an online chat. “All these companys have websites, etc. Its just funny going somewhere like Target, or Sprint then coming home and rooting there servers out of boredom. Makes some people feel like they can do anything.”

Now obviously some of these transcripts are from court records, but really if people are posting discussions of their botnets on IRC for months on end you sure don’t get much of a sense they were worried about being watched…

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