Did Scott Krulcik Die For Being TOO Good?

00000IMG_00000_BURST20171001140755_COVERScott Krulcik aged 22 died at his desk at Google Headquarters in New York City.  In a moving tribute on a blog I am not familiar with the author stated:

The day we taught the class about information flow security, he discovered and reported a bug in Instagram that leaked people’s private photos.   

He also talked about Scott’s philosophy where he saw himself as a protector of people’s personal information and was critical of processes and practices that seemed irresponsible with data privacy.

Maybe young Scott had a congenital heart defect that caused his early death but my spidey senses are tingling a bit right now.

In my humble opinion, the whole motivation for creating sites like fakebook and Instagram was to invade our privacy.  This young man may have  been seen as a threat to that purpose.

 

 

 

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