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July 26, 2006

"Seixon" Post Outing Seixon's Personal Information Traces To Irvine, California

The IP of the person claiming to be "Seixon," is 69.108.82.125. I don't think I have to worry about "outing" the IP since it's from a sock-puppet attempting to harm Seixon in a nasty way, or, who knows, it's from someone else trying to make it appear as if Seixon is under attack.

Either way-- I don't see any need to protect privacy. Lawyer-client privilege doesn't extend to conspiring to commit criminal acts, and blogger-poster privilege is similarly restricted. You can't post someone's personal information in a post and then claim a right to privacy on your IP.

Better geeks than I have teased more information out of the IP address. Originally I just found it was from "SBC Internet Services," but rw and Sue Donhim tip me that the "Seixon" email traces to Irvine. California:

Address lookup
canonical name adsl-69-108-82-125.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net.
aliases
addresses 69.108.82.125

Benjamin reminds me where I've seen that locale mentioned before:

I emailed Leopold again, confronting him with the fact that he had lied about not sending emails to AnonymousArmy as harrison shepard, that the office address he prints in his emails seems to be occupied by Steve Ellis & Company, and that his IP address routes to the Irvine, CA area and not Beverly Hills where he claims to live.

Does it prove it's Leopold? I don't know. It is far likelier that Jason Leopold has random fans in Irvine, California, than that Glenn Greenwald has random fans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

And yet... still not all that likely, is it? Especially given that Leopold has been known to post Seixon's personal information all over the place.

Update: But neither is it really unlikely. The "John Thomas Dean" character, whom Seixon seems to think is a different dude, posts from Santa Ana, Ca., only ten miles from Irvine.

And yes, it could be someone else, too. If Leopold has one defender going around sock-puppeting for him, he could have more than one.

Thanks to Enlightened for pointing that out.


The Other Post, the One From "AnonymousArmy" Outing Leopold's Information:

The thing about the Glenn Greenwald story is that at no point in the entire deal did a single fact turn up that tended to exonerate Greenwald. Quite the opposite. You become more convinced your theory is true when every bit of new evidence you get suggests you were right the first time, and nothing at all turns up to cast doubt on the initial hypothesis.

That is not, sadly, the case with the "AnonymousArmy" post.

Right now I am contacting people about this to get comment, etc. I'm holding off on it because maybe I jumped the gun in assuming things about that post. And I don't want to jump the gun twice. Jumping the gun once is irresponsible; jumping it a second time is unforgivable.

But I have to put up a big, big caution flag on this one.

I don't know what's going on with that post at this point. I need someone to explain it to me.

I will say this: It does not appear to originate from Jason Leopold.

I don't know where Jason Leopold is at the moment, but the IP does not suggest it's him. (At least on what little I know, which is very little.)

But, from the result I get, it does not appear to come from Leopold.

Note: The IP address here also does not trace back to Norway, in case anyone's wondering about that possibility.


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