Labor Day Reading: The New Yorker on Anonymous, LulzSec and H.B. Gary

By: Monday September 1, 2014 7:58 am

I started to skim the latest cover story from the New Yorker and couldn’t stop reading it. It’s a long but fascinating chronicle of the history of Anonymous, and particularly of Christopher Doyen, a.k.a. “Commander X,” one of the early participants in Anonymous and the Peoples Liberation Front. Aron Barr of H.B. Gary was attempting [...]


Endgame, Inc: Inside The Company Inside Your Cell Phone

By: Tuesday July 2, 2013 3:20 pm

The contractor the NSA pays to help hack your cell phone has an interesting history woven within the larger story of the explosive growth of cyberwarfare companies in the Post 9/11 era. The massive growth of the cyberweapons industry has been driven by governments, principally the United States, who in the name of defense have instigated an arms race for offensive weapons.

Smear Campaign Against Glenn Greenwald Begins

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 6:08 am

The problem with speaking truth to power is power doesn’t like it. Glenn Greenwald is no stranger to such a notion as he already was the planned target of HB Gary and friends for his support of Wikileaks and civil liberties. Now he is being targeted by a force even more loathsome than corporate black ops wannabes, the tabloid press.

Journalist Arrested for Reporting on Facebook Security Vulnerabilities, iPad Seized

By: Friday May 20, 2011 2:45 pm

Austrailian journalist Ben Grubb, the Deputy Technolgy Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, was arrested for writing an article about a presentation on Facebook security vulnerabilities made at an IT conference in Queensland.

Chat with David House About New ACLU Lawsuit

By: Friday May 13, 2011 7:08 am

The ACLU has filed suit on behalf of FDL blogger David House, the friend of Bradley Manning who had his laptop seized by Homeland Security agents last November.

David joins us in the comments to talk about the suit.

Congress Looks to Investigate Anti-Terror Techniques Used on Americans by HBGary, Others

By: Tuesday March 1, 2011 6:10 am

Hmmm. “Tactics developed for use on terrorists may have been unleashed against citizens.” That sounds like something I would have written about the HB Gary scandal.

HB Gary Federal CEO Aaron Barr Resigns

By: Monday February 28, 2011 4:15 pm

He’ll probably just get picked up by TASC, which was about to buy out HB Gary Federal anyway. But I do take some pleasure at his recognition that his reputation is for shit.

Michael Whitney Discusses HBGary & Chamber of Commerce on GritTV

By: Sunday February 20, 2011 4:00 pm

I went to GritTV’s New York City studios to discuss the HBGary and AnonLeaks developments with respect to the role of the US Chamber of Commerce in spying on American citizens for political activities. Lee Fang, the reporter from ThinkProgress who, along with Marcy Wheeler, first reported on HBGary’s work with the Chamber joined us for the discussion.

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