Barrett Brown’s epic rant that lead to his incarceration was brought on by the FBI targeting his family, specifically his mother. Now it seems government has vindictively delivered on its barbarous threat to attack families.
|By: DSWright Tuesday March 26, 2013 1:05 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 14, 2013 5:50 pm|
The Justice Department indicted Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor for Reuters.com, for conspiring with members of Anonymous and giving them login information so they could “hack into and alter” the Los Angeles Times‘ website.
The indictment should raise suspicion, however, because Hector Xavier Monsegur or ”Sabu,” who the FBI flipped and used to catch and, to some extent, entrap LulzSec hackers, is likely involved in the indictment.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 21, 2013 3:00 pm|
The federal judge presiding over the case of Jeremy Hammond, who faces charges for allegedly hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denied a defense motion to recuse herself. Hammond’s defense argued that it appeared there was a conflict of interest since her husband had his email and major corporate clients of the law firm where he is employed disclosed in the Stratfor hack.
|By: CTuttle Sunday February 3, 2013 8:15 am|
An interesting wrinkle on Israel’s recent illegal incursion(s)
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:00 pm|
During the week leading up to Occupy Austin’s October 6 birthday, the group participated in the Cop Block’s Chalk The Police Day of Action. We began by chalking at Austin City Hall, where the police monitor was in session and in honor of a recent court ruling that said bans from City Hall were unconstitutional.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday August 13, 2012 6:30 pm|
WikiLeaks has announced that its website is now operational again after “installing substantial extra capacity” and additional support through CloudFlare, a website security service capable of blocking threats and limiting “abusive bots and crawlers” from wasting “bandwidth and server resources.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday March 7, 2012 7:06 pm|
For the past nine days, I have been live blogging the publishing of Stratfor emails by WikiLeaks allegedly obtained from Anonymous. I did not get a live blog post up so, before the day is over, here’s an update on some developments related to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused whistleblower to WikiLeaks and the arrests of alleged LulzSec hackers yesterday.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday March 6, 2012 12:20 pm|
At the Dissenter, Kevn continues his ongoing coverage of the release by WikiLeaks of more e-mails from the security firm, Stratfor. WikiLeaks and twenty-five or so media partners began publishing the “Global Intelligence Files,” over five million emails from the Texas-headquartered global intelligence company known as Stratfor. The documents show, according to WikiLeaks, “Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 5, 2012 1:15 pm|
A consensus has emerged during the presidency of Barack Obama. His administration is increasingly regarded as the worst on issues related to freedom of information and transparency. FOIA attorney, Katherine Mayer, says, “Obama is the sixth administration that’s been in office since I’ve been doing Freedom of Information Act work. … It’s kind of shocking to me to say this, but of the six, this administration is the worst on FOIA issues. The worst. There’s just no question about it.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday March 4, 2012 6:00 pm|
Just about one week ago, WikiLeaks and twenty-five or so media partners began publishing the “Global Intelligence Files,” over five million emails from the Texas-headquartered global intelligence company known as Stratfor. The documents show, according to the organization, “Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods.”
The organization’s press release explains the emails show the “inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency.”