fascinating detail in the Oath Keepers indictment -- their idea of opsec was to email each other photos of handwritten notes done in *cursive* to prevent machines from scanning the text.

shocked this didn't work. utterly flabbergasted those notes are transcribed in the indictment.

@tsturm @cicatriz_jdr It seems like they were trying to defend themselves from some imagined mass email scanning system and instead got nabbed by plain ol' policework.

@freakazoid @tsturm @cicatriz_jdr This is our only hope for the future. Radicals get so paranoid about very specific kinds of detection that they miss other, potentially more basic ones.

(Not really serious, but your observation does make me happy.)


@groovestomp @tsturm @cicatriz_jdr I guess this is one benefit of paranoid conspiracy theories. Like the folks who won't use Tor because it receives funding from the US government, or won't use Signal because they think Moxie is a corporate tool or whatever.

Personally I do follow a similar approach, which is just to try to avoid dragnets, but then again I'm not engaging in anything more illegal than the average person.

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@esvrld @groovestomp @tsturm @cicatriz_jdr I just moved from a state where it's legal to a state where it's not, so my official answer is no.

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