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Re: [tor-talk] Cicada 3301: 2016

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 7:04 PM grarpamp <grarpamp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 2/11/16, Green Dream <greendream848@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> I'm surprised anyone thinks this could possibly be anything besides a
> > viral
> >> marketing campaign. AR games are all the rage these days.
> >
> >
> > That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Cicada_3301 is going on 5 years.
> > Seeing as no entity has stepped forward, there is no marketing benefit.
> For
> > that matter there's no tangible benefit for the sponsor at all, aside
> from
> > possibly attracting talent.
> Agreed. If they were selling auto insurance, they'd look pathetic,
> especially to those working it. It's bragging rights / talent
> search / comrade at arms. Whether from Big Govt, Big Corp,
> or cpunks. Those who solved one or more know the answer... :)
Yep. Now that I've looked into it some more, it does seem quite unlikely
this could be a viral marketing campaign. AR game for the fun of it seems
more likely to me at this point.
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