Talk:Jacob Appelbaum

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Photographer?[edit]

He takes photos and puts them on Flickr ("NSFW"). So do many people. Is his work published, exhibited, or discussed? -- Hoary (talk) 01:33, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

I guess we can assume he's not a family man.
Addressed in the AfD. -- Hoary (talk) 07:08, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

His photography has been published numerous places in print and online, and he's had gallery shows in SF, Toronto, and Vienna; I haven't added anything about his photography to the article yet but I will in the future if someone else doesn't first. I should disclose here that I've avoided editing this article until now because I'm a friend of the subject, but since it has been seriously lacking for a long time and he's been in the news a bit lately today I decided to add a few verifiable facts about him. ~leif(talk) 00:37, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

The photographer citation in the article is broken. Do you have any citations for the gallery shows you mention? Jakesnake22 (talk) 17:20, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Detainment/questioning[edit]

More info in a forthcoming Rolling Stone article. Jebba (talk) 04:05, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Let me get this straight[edit]

Alright it is unsourced, but it is clear as f!uck that he is of Jewish heritage. --91.115.56.67 (talk) 09:33, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Although it might seem clear based on his name, extra care must be taken with pages that fall under WP policy on biographies of living persons. If you can find a source to verify assertions about his ancestry or faith, please add the appropriate cite. With an appropriate citation, your contribution to WP would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your contributions!--GnoworTC 09:38, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
He frequently references the holiday of Christmas as the day that he eats Chinese food and goes to the movies -- cited by him as "Jewish tradition." I will find a citation for it eventually, but he says it every single year on his (now closed) LiveJournal.98.225.230.65 (talk) 08:48, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
I hear he's not circumcised, so he's not really Jewish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.130.66.91 (talk) 07:56, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
I am aware of WP:BLPSPS, but I guess it is fine to use himself as the source in a case like this? He gave the keynote at the Chaos Computer Congress 29 (see Chaos_Communication_Congress) and mentioned being Jewish at 43:26 of the recordings of that talk (video, audio freely available, and everyone on the internets should have watched it IMHO): "I say this as someone of Jewish descent standing in Hamburg right now, which is just fantastic." I have no idea how to cite this kind of stuff and I am not sure of its importance either, but if someone wants it in and if this is a valid source you can use it... --AmenophisV (talk) 18:25, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Low Importance!?[edit]

If you go through this guy's travails via the Democracy Now interviews video links (4 of them including a fomer senior NSA boss William Benny and a similarly poor abused Journalist you will realize how important his troubles are to all of us and Democracy in general in light of the current US Domestic Citizen Self-Spying Policy (along with the statutes that gags 1st and 3rd parties and essentially prevents Judicial Review and oversight under the guise of State Security). Also in the light of the ongoing WikiLeaks and Assange issues...

Bump the importance on this bio and story to high or medium at least!!!

(BTW: you will rapidly become a tor user as a result.)122.148.41.172 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:23, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Updated External links accordingly with links to all the 4 videos and a text backgroud article and edited to reflect a Democracy Now Exposé which is accurate NPOV as -: no other media outlet in the United States would accurately and adequately report on this issue - (as every media analyst outside the US knows ;-))!122.148.41.172 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:47, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

"Cypherpunks" book[edit]

I've just created a page for the new book Cypherpunks (book) by Assange with Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn, and Jérémie Zimmermann. Contributions to it are welcome. —sburke@cpan.org (talk) 22:13, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Photos used[edit]

In late 2011, the subject of this article indicated his preferred image via twitter. However, I do not believe this photo to either be the most representive, nor the clearest. We're spinning our wheels and rotating the same three (fairly dated) photos:

In Wikimedia commons, there's literally an entire category devoted to pictures of him. So I'm kind of curious as to why photos from seven years ago are being used. Thoughts? ♥GlamRock♥ 21 April 2013

The photos of him presenting at The Last Hope clearly have the most encyclopedic value of the options you presented. That talk is one of the things he is well known for. ⇌ Jake Wartenberg 23:44, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
The pictures presented were ones used in the past couple of years. It just makes me curious why not, say, this recent photo instead. The photo used currently was from his cold boot talk, which while notable was quite a while ago. I get the feeling that this is some sort of wiki etiquette thing that I'm not getting yet, hence not just changing it. ♥GlamRock♥ 02:40, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
I would support using that photo instead. It is more recent, as you said, and has plenty of EV. ⇌ Jake Wartenberg 17:59, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Balance[edit]

This article is seriously ubalanced, with a paragraph about investigation and detainment that's longer than that one on his research and activism. This is an entry in an encyclopedia, not a full-length biography. It's not unimportant, but this isn't the place to go into minor details (examples: exact dates, how many minutes he was detained, a quote about what he had on his USB drive, where he wrote things, who was a guest at the same time ... and so on and so forth). A couple of sentences about the fact that he has been detained multiple times, mentioning the Twitter data thing et cetera should be enough. /Julle (talk) 23:31, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Since no one had commented, I tried to do something about it. The central and most important information is still there: he has repeatedly been detained at airports and the DOJ has requested data from his Twitter account. It doesn't talk about things that are fairly irrelevant in this context, such as exact dates for when something happened in 2010, or on which blog he wrote after being detained, or what he had encrypted on his USB drives. Most importantly, it makes sure that the focus of this article is on his person, research and activism, while at the same keeping the information that said activism has led him to be detained and questioned by American authorities. Or so I hope, at least. /Julle (talk) 11:30, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
I support your changes, FWIW. -84user (talk) 10:48, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Inappropriate external links - moved here[edit]

64.134.240.29 (talk) 03:31, 4 July 2014 (UTC)