Late Night FDL: Larry Flynt Sez “Keep It Private!”

Anonymous’ #opBART dox dump of user names, emails and passwords presaged Larry Flynt’s Huffington Post blog today in which the free speech advocate wrote:

Any information you put out into cyberspace could come back to bite you in the ass.

That’s why it’s a good idea to use different passwords (and email addresses!) for marketing sites, and paying bills, trolling, visiting, etc. (I wonder if Flynt’s Hustler site uses cookies?) Flynt goes on to point out:

Social media sites and search engines act as data mines, storing information that could later be accessed by the government and used against you in court…

The Feds have no problem letting companies collect and exploit our personal information because it makes running a surveillance state that much easier to do. Whenever the government wants to find out what weird shit you’re up to on the Internet, guess what ¬≠they’re going to find out? You can thank Google, Facebook, Walmart and all the other megacorps for that.

Which is why we like teh lulz at Christine O’Donnell’s, Marcus Bachmann’s and Glenn Beck‘s Amazon sites:

[h/t Wonkette]

Thanks to Hot Chicks with Guy Fawkes Masks for photo permission (a NSFW site!)

26 Responses to "Late Night FDL: Larry Flynt Sez “Keep It Private!”"
Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:03 pm 1

Oh hai!

DrDick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:04 pm 2


People need to remember that the internet is a public forum and act accordingly.

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:09 pm 3

Yes, which I why I posted one of the less revealing Hot Chicks in Guy Fawkes Masks.

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:10 pm 4

I do love the Amazon bomb!

Margaret | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:12 pm 5
In response to DrDick @ 2

A public forum in which you, ourself create an everlasting record of what you say, where you surf, etc. Flynt is right about that.

EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:17 pm 6
In response to DrDick @ 2

Same goes for the campaign trail.

DrDick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:19 pm 7
In response to Margaret @ 5

Absolutely. It just gives the illusion of anonymity.

DrDick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:22 pm 8
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 6

Unless you are a Republican and then it immediately gets flushed down the memory hole.

EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:26 pm 9
In response to DrDick @ 8

Heh. You said “flush.”

DrDick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:28 pm 10
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 9

Well we all know what kind of minds wingnuts and the political press have.

EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:33 pm 11
In response to DrDick @ 10

And if we didn’t, we could look at their Amazon pages. :-)

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:38 pm 13

I really want to stress that it’s important ot have different screennames and passwords for different sites. I also don’t save my credit card info on sites;many offer that option.

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:45 pm 14

So Larry Flynt, privacy advocate, free speech pioneer. very cool!

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:47 pm 15

Hustler published one of my fave cartoons ever. One hippie is puffin weed and talking on the phone, the other is pouring a beaker of liquid over his head as half his face melts off. Caption: Oh nothing much, I’m smoking a joint and Larry just dropped acid.

EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:47 pm 16
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 12

Here’s my candidate for Today’s Funniest Story. I’d title it “Libertarian Paradise or Waterworld Sequel?”

The paydirt paragraph, for the link lazy:

Thiel has been a big backer of the Seasteading Institute, which seeks to build sovereign nations on oil rig-like platforms to occupy waters beyond the reach of law-of-the-sea treaties. The idea is for these countries to start from scratch–free from the laws, regulations, and moral codes of any existing place. Details says the experiment would be “a kind of floating petri dish for implementing policies that libertarians, stymied by indifference at the voting booths, have been unable to advance: no welfare, looser building codes, no minimum wage, and few restrictions on weapons.”

ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:54 pm 17

Colbert interview with NASA heroes now….

DrDick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:56 pm 18

Time for me to toddle off. Going off the grid for a few days and camping in Glacier National Park. Take care all and I will see you when I get back..

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:58 pm 19

Nick Dr. D!

EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:59 pm 20

Have a great trip.

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 09:03 pm 21

I am going to Nevada City, CA this weekend to be judge in the Nevada City Film Fest!

EvilDrPuma | Tuesday August 16, 2011 09:07 pm 22

Be tough, but fair.

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 16, 2011 09:11 pm 23
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 22

LOL, I am watching the movies beforehand and email in my results so it is all codified by the time I get there. Very fun!

bigbrother | Tuesday August 16, 2011 09:23 pm 24

I am a big Larry F fan for his adds in Esquire on Jerry “The Head Bigot” Falwell of Lynchburg VA.

Ray O'Hara | Tuesday August 16, 2011 09:53 pm 25

Or you can do as I do. have nothing on my compter worth stealing or very important. the puter I use on the internet is strictly a “toy”
as for giving out credit card numbers. you don’t have to ever buy anything online for that to be stolen, ask all the victims whose info was stolen when TJ Maxx was hacked, even if you don’t have a computer and never go online, all your info is in the vendors computer and it is online.

sunshine | Wednesday August 17, 2011 08:13 am 26
In response to DrDick @ 18

It is an awesome place and you’ll take a ton of pictures. May be your new living room art work.

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