There is also a competing book that just came out called Hunting LeRoux:
It is being developed into a film by Michael Mann
Based on reviews and my reading so far Mastermind from OP author seems like the real deal
I had never heard of the story before, and now I can't wait for biopic :-)
I don't think they ever mentioned TrueCrypt in the episode.
>According to the TrueCrypt Team, Hafner claimed in the email that the acknowledged author of E4M, developer Paul Le Roux, had stolen the source code from SecurStar as an employee
Edit: It has now been updated by the mods to its current title. It went through "The Founder", "The Founder: Interview with Evan Ratliff, author of The Mastermind", and "Inverview with Evan Ratliff, author of The Mastermind", and probably manually demoted from the #1 spot.
I understand the rules of non-editorialization of titles (unless you're the article author, the you can click-bait as you wish), but it seems even the mods understand the need to provide context.
I only clicked because of your editoralization, and I'm very glad I did!
Or maybe Ming's Zord, in a Power Rangers crossover that I now want to see.
I just did a HN search, but did not find any such thread.
I don't mean "people who care about privacy etc. are criminals". But I can imagine a moral-panic of "but criminals write such software", and it doesn't undermine the value of using such software.
It’s very Breaking Bad.
It's set to expire in 12 months.
edit: the atavist article linked to elsewhere in these comments covers it:
"Paul Le Roux, the former head of a prescription drug, weapons, narcotics, and money laundering cartel, has been cooperating with the D.E.A. since 2012."
Under the podcast is a transcript you can skim.