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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.

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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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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.

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Anonymous’ Next Target: Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore

Hacktivist group Anonymous is going after the former owner of a “revenge porn” site that posted naked photographs of men and women along with their social media accounts. The pictures were often sent by vengeful exes and were published without the people’s permission.

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Anonymous Launches Investigative Research Branch

The hacker collective Anonymous launched a division devoted to investigative reporting last month, marking a departure from the group’s traditional practice of exposing corporations through hacking attacks. (more)

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 READ MORE



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Anonymous Strikes U.S. Law Enforcement Sites

The hacking group Anonymous took credit Saturday for the theft of a cache of data from rural American law enforcement websites in retaliation for arrests of associates and sympathizers in the United States and Britain. (more)

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 READ MORE



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Alleged Anonymous Hackers Are Busted

Federal agents nabbed 14 people across the country Tuesday in connection with alleged attacks by the hacker group Anonymous against the websites of numerous corporations, in what looks to be the largest such roundup ever on U.S. soil. (more)

Posted on Jul 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Hackers Arrested as Turkey Embraces Big Brother

Turkish police made a successful foray into the hacking community Monday with the arrests of 32 suspected local members of Anonymous after the group’s attack on a government telecommunications website Thursday.

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