Gregg Housh spent a good portion of his youth evading an FBI task force while helping to operate the Internet’s foremost pirating rings and being a criminal hacker. In the year 2000 he got popped finally and had to go to court. The next 7 years were spent in and out of court until he plead guilty to conspiracy to violate copyright laws in 2007. He was then thrown into a federal penitentiary. When he got out, he worked a series of computer-related jobs while continuing to participate in various online subcultures. His key role in Anonymous’s global protest campaign against the Church of Scientology was made public in 2008, Housh began serving as a media interpreter and interview subject for newspapers, websites, radio and television as an ambassador for world famous Internet Hacktavist group Anonymous.
Daniel begins as per usual by asking Gregg about his upbringing. We learn that he quickly took to computers and coding. He tells the entire story of how he became involved with internet piracy and some of the close calls he had while evading the authorities.
We then learn about Gregg’s insane 27 day stay in solitary confinement which drove him temporarily crazy to the point where he started seeing people who did not exist. Gregg goes on to tell Daniel about his release and the events that led him to his involvement with the world famous Hacktavist group Anonymous. Daniel asks some questions about the group and how it felt when things really started to explode. They then move on to talk about the show “Mr. Robot” which is Daniels favorite show. Gregg explains how fantasy can sometimes be very close to reality.
Daniel comes back from break, reads some fan mail and then talks to Todd about religion/belief, violence in Charlottesville and temples before finishing with the Mind Blowing Moment of the Day.
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