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Hacker ‘Weev’ Is Out of Jail, but His ‘Fight for Freedom’ Isn’t Over Yet

After spending over a year in a federal correctional institution, “Weev” Auernheimer’s conviction has been vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. government may try him again and critics of his prosecution hope Auernheimer’s plight will underscore the need to put an end to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 READ MORE



‘It’s Information Warfare Against Journalism, Against the Public’

“The state now wants to make sharing unapproved information a crime,” DSWright writes at FireDogLake. “Which is to say the stakes in the Barrett Brown case could not be higher.”

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 READ MORE



Latest Snowden Revelation Spells Trouble for Anonymous and All of Us

The NSA whistle-blower’s new leak that the British government targeted activist collective Anonymous has sizable and scary implications; in 2013, 85 people were exonerated for crimes they didn’t commit, and it wasn’t just because of scientific advances; meanwhile, strangle rules and regulations are being revealed in Sochi as the Winter Olympics start. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 READ MORE



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Hacktivist Who Leaked the Steubenville Rape Video Faces 10 Years in Prison as Culprit Walks Free

Remember that awful case in which a couple of high school football stars in Steubenville, Ohio, who raped an unconscious young girl were sentenced thanks to an anonymously leaked video?

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 READ MORE


Trailer: ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

One year after the death of Internet visionary Aaron Swartz, Brian Knappenberger, a director of films about hacktivism, is ready to release a documentary that follows a child programmer’s maturation into one of the most important and effective political minds of his generation.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 READ MORE


Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: It’s Elizabeth Warren’s country. Hillary Clinton just lives in it. Why Wal-Mart should be worried. Truthdigger of the Week Jeremy Hammond is sentenced to a decade in prison, and we get an update on the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE


Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: It’s Elizabeth Warren’s country. Hillary Clinton just lives in it. Why Wal-Mart should be worried. Truthdigger of the Week Jeremy Hammond is sentenced to a decade in prison, and we get an update on the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Jeremy Hammond

In a statement made Friday just before he was sentenced to 10 years in jail for hacktivism, Jeremy Hammond confirmed his role as a living martyr for the human cause.

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Hacker Faces More Jail Time Than Rapists He Helped Expose (Video)

In America, rape is evidently considered a less serious crime than hacking now based on the case of Deric Lostutter, the hacktivist better known as KYAnonymous. Lostutter helped expose the cover-up of the infamous Steubenville rape incident, in which a 16-year-old was sexually assaulted by two star football players in the small Ohio town.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Jeremy Hammond

Had activism merely been a way of getting kicks, Jeremy Hammond would not have risked spending years in jail for hacking the private intelligence firm Stratfor.

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 READ MORE


Dan Rather Supports WikiLeaks

Veteran news anchorman Dan Rather gave a tentative endorsement to WikiLeaks on HuffPost Live on Friday, saying the “controversial” data-dumping group provides the country with “a public service.”

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Anonymous Said to Breach Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve confirmed Wednesday that one of its internal websites was accessed after the hacktivist group Anonymous claimed to have stolen information on more than 4,000 banking executives.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Anonymous Retaliates for Swartz’s Suicide

Members of Anonymous, a collection of digital pranksters working for democracy in the dark places of the Web, said Saturday that they had hijacked the site of the U.S. Sentencing Commission as well as a trove of sensitive documents to take revenge for the death of Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz.

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Hacktivism: Civil Disobedience or Cyber Crime?

Internet activist Aaron Swartz was facing up to 13 felony counts and 50 years in prison at the time of his death. His alleged crime? Pulling millions of academic articles from JSTOR. Swartz’s downloads were criminalized under the federal CFAA, an act designed to prosecute hackers. But as his case demonstrates, you don’t necessarily have to be a hacker to be viewed as one by federal law.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Anonymous Hacks, Promises to ‘Destroy’ Westboro Baptist Church

The hacktivist group Anonymous is going after Westboro Baptist Church after members of the Topeka, Kan., religious hate group announced plans to protest at Sandy Hook Elementary School after the massacre that claimed the lives of 28 people, including 20 children.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Assange to Publish Book on Cyber ‘Resistance’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will publish a book called “Cypherpunks” in late November, based on a conversation hosted on his television show with international “hacktivists” and co-authors Jacob Applebaum, Jeremie Zimmermann and Andy Mueller-Maguhn.

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: William Binney

It’s the first day of the HOPE conference, and hackers and technology enthusiasts have come to hear NSA whistle-blower William Binney give the meeting’s keynote address.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 READ MORE



Faking the ‘Truth About Trayvon’

Fake photographs of Trayvon Martin are being used to diminish public concern about his killing; emails and other documents of the Department of Homeland Security reveal that the hacktivist group Anonymous was investigated as a dangerous security threat; Egyptian women are finding ways to express their revolutionary voices through music. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Anonymous

Our picks for this week’s Truthdiggers are a little unusual in that we don’t really know who they are—at least not specifically. But we do know them by their collective, if faceless, alias: Anonymous.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Anonymous Strikes Back for Megaupload Bust

The notorious incognito hacker bandits known collectively as Anonymous have struck again, this time in retaliation for the bust-up of the highly trafficked file-sharing site Megaupload by federal operatives Thursday, by shutting down the DOJ’s and the White House’s online hubs along with a few key entertainment industry sites.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Anonymous Declares War on Orlando

The city of Orlando, Fla., home to amusement parks, fancy houses and an underachieving basketball team, has been arresting people for feeding the homeless without a permit. This got the attention of the hacker collective Anonymous, which has threatened to shut down a different Orlando-themed website every day. (more)

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 READ MORE



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Hacktivist Outfit LulzSec Says Bon Voyage

Lulz Security is no more. The humorous hackers who attacked targets including PBS and the CIA released a statement announcing that “Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance. ...” (more)

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 READ MORE


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