Defraud Me Like One of Your French Girls
Plus: The gang learns about digital security for activists
Well there ain’t nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, kitschified White Star steamer ship! (What’d I say?) Nova Scotia has been abuzz with rumors of a $300 million Titanic-themed tourist attraction supposedly getting underway soon in Halifax. But The Coast’s Kaija Jussinoja and Matt Stickland did what you’d think was the minimum possible reporting on the company behind the viral LinkedIn post, such as: asking whether it exists. The answer to that question led them on to more questions, which led them to stolen design renderings, a fake United Nations department, an NFT scam of course, and even more as yet unanswered questions.
On second thought, maybe this is more of a Lunenburg idea…
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A couple weeks ago, the unbeatable Tabs subscriber Discord spontaneously organized a workshop on basic digital security for activists, and I have finally pulled together the notes from our pseudonymous facilitator @Here Max and the transcripts and recordings by Ian Servin and posted them all together here on Our Regrettable Platform, so if you couldn’t make it or aren’t yet a paid subscriber here’s the info:
I think this talk went really well, and I’d love to do more live Discord events like this. So if you have an area of expertise you’d like to share or something you’d like to learn more about, let me know! You can always reply to Tabs, it goes directly to me, or DM me in the Discord or any of the numerous other places you can find me online.
I wanted to put this outside the paywall for everyone to benefit from because it was definitely not me who made it happen, and I think it demonstrates how valuable the community has been for everyone who’s jumped in and participated. But I can see that paywall rapidly approaching as we go to the open thread so if I can just squeeze in one more quick pitch to subsc