Jacob Appelbaum tweets, Twitter, April 23, 2011 at approx. 11:30 pm EDT:
Jacob Appelbaum is an independent computer security researcher. He is currently employed by the University of Washington… Appelbaum is known for representing Wikileaks at the 2010 Hope conference. He has subsequently been repeatedly targeted by US law enforcement agencies, who obtained a court order for his Twitter account data -Wikipedia
Tweet 1: Recently, I took a taxi ride with a climate scientist studying the radiation from Fukushima; he considered it much worse than disclosed.
Tweet 2: He said that the sensor network he uses for study was seeing high radiation in the Pacific; the radiation was Chernobyl scale early on.
Tweet 3: His view was that Japan was lucky because of wind blowing it into the Pacific ocean; bad wind would have resulted in evacuation of Tokyo.
Tweet 4: I’m really going to be curious to see real radiation readings and data from all of the NOAA sensors – with historical context too.
Tweet 5: It will be really interesting to compare news reports and actual sensor data: Who was accurate? Who was wildly incorrect? What did we learn?
Tweet 6: Humans tend to ignore risk when they can’t directly see an impact – eg: it’s safe because no one is sick; no one will be sick as it’s safe.
Tweet 7: Pro-tip: if your baby can’t safely drink the cesium infused water, you probably don’t want to be the adult cesium experiment
Published: April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 am ET