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Published on Oct 18, 2013
ORIGINALLY POSTED AS When Michael Hastings said this, he signed his DEATH sentence BUT THEN supposedly REMOVED BY THE USER
Technocrats under the bonnet The front cover of this week's Autoweek magazine is a case in point: 'Who is in control of your car? The Government and private entities can now control your car remotely'. It raises enormous questions about the reliability and hackability of Audi, Toyota, Mercedes and other 'computer assisted' vehicles. Who is liable for death or injury if a Toyota's onboard computer freezes causing 'unintended acceleration'? The Toyota CEO? The programer? Who?
Award winning investigative journalist, Michael Hastings, died in a ball of flames while driving a 2013 Mercedes through L A in the early hours of Tuesday, 18th June 2013. He had been to see his friend, Jordanna Thigpen, on the night he died, asking to borrow her Volvo as he believed his Mercedes C250 'was being tampered with'.
According to his wife, Elise Jordan, Michael had begun investigating new CIA Director John Brennan's 'War on The Press'. Echoing the Watergate scandal, Hastings expressed his belief that the CIA, with or without authorization, had begun using sophisticated military psychological warfare techniques against domestic journalists and politicians.
Even former US National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism, Richard Clarke, weighed in saying that such a single vehicle crash was "consistent with a car cyber attack." Like heart attacks these 'Boston brakes' incidents are rumored to be a favorite of organized crime and intelligence services since they're so easy to put down to 'misfortune'.
Our judicial, police and investigative journalists are simply unable to understand complex, commercially sensitive technology, let alone gather enough evidence to decide whether these catastrophes are accidents... or assassinations. So if Michael Hastings' death means nothing else, it should signal loud and clear that we have to catch up, or watch our liberties crumble. http://rt.com/op-edge/nato-europe-hac...