Calling a leak of sophisticated spy tools unprecedented, the whistleblower says things "could get messy fast."
Sweden's Supreme Court has given WikiLeaks figure Julian Assange the green light to appeal allegations of sexual assault stemming from two incidents that allegedly took place in Enköping and Stockholm in 2010.
As the surveillance state has harnessed the very technologies that were supposed to liberate us, a new book explores the shadowy world of Anonymous, an online "community" that has targeted corporations and governments guilty of perceived offenses against digital liberty.
The hacktivist journalist pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from his reporting on a high-profile hack by the group Anonymous and his long-standing conflict with the FBI.
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.
"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."
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.
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?
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.