HuffPo Sad Hackers Don’t Want to Work for Government

This Huffington Post article on the government seeking to recruit hackers into its ranks to “defend [the] nation in cyberspace” — their title — has a creepy, banally approving tone. In it, we see the US government wants to spark another “Manhattan Project”-style initiative — again, their words — which makes one wince in blinding light of the recent anniversary of the nuking of Nagasaki.

America’s bumbling spies also seek to attract adoring loyal employees them when they’re young — just like North Korea does, the article points out unironically.

The article also seems to lament that most hackers naturally distrust the government, what with jailing them all the time and the fact that they tend to be arrested anyway because they have attacked the state for some other reason related to justice.