facing weapons, explosives and intimidation-related charges in connection with the G20 summit had hoped to turn the surveillance tables on summit security forces, monitor police chatter and broadcast it on Twitter, says a man involved with the University of Toronto’s Surveillance Club.
Byron Sonne showed up at a Surveillance Club meeting on May 5, said Jesse Hirsh, a Toronto broadcaster and Internet activist. The academic group had gathered in a basement at Queen Street West and Ossington Avenue to discuss G20 surveillance. Mr. Sonne, who is not a member but heard about the meeting through HackLab TO, came to give a presentation, Mr. Hirsh said.But wait, it gets nuttier. It seems Sonne belonged to
HackLabTO [which] calls itself “Toronto’s hacker collective” and says it is “inspired by the philosophies of the global hackerspaces movement.”Hey, aren't we all? And now for my favorite part of the story:
Mr. Sonne’s LinkedIn profile says he specializes in computer and network security. In addition, he is a licenced private investigator and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
He used to work as a senior systems specialist at Webkinz...You mean the "hacktivist" facing weapons charges used to work for a company that makes cuddly stuffed critters?
Who says anarchists don't have their warm 'n' fuzzy side?