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DOJ ‘admits’ to targeting Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz’s past activism and ‘Guerilla Open Access Manifesto’ played a part in his prosecution, sources told US media. Prosecutors pursued him even though he had not yet leaked anything, as his manifesto proved his alleged “malicious intent.” Swartz’s manifesto “demonstrated his malicious intent” in downloading documents on a massive scale, reads a Huffington Post’s report quoting […]

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Hacker activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

The programmer, activist, and early Reddit cofounder Aaron Swartz reportedly committed suicide yesterday in New York City. He was 26. Swartz’s death is reported confirmed by both Swartz’s uncle and his attorney to The Tech, the campus newspaper of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2011, Swartz was arrested and charged for downloading two-thirds of the material on JSTOR, a repository of […]

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Tweeter gets 2 years’ jail for ‘criticizing’ rulers

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a youth activist for allegedly defaming the country’s ruling emir on Twitter. The opposition tweeter is the second person to fall foul of a recent government crackdown on social networking sites in Kuwait. The court claimed that although the offending tweets written by Ayyad al-Harbi last October did not explicitly […]

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Anonymous Twitter account suspended

YourAnonNews, a Twitter account used by members of Anonymous to relay messages pertinent to the hacktivist movement, has been suspended. Twitter users aligned with Anonymous and other online collectives announced the suspension just shy of 12 noon EST on Wednesday, December 19. Minutes later, another account affiliated with the group reported that YourAnonNews was suspended […]

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Judge Signs Protection Order Against Activists

Joe Wright Activist Post Despite privacy issues and an increasing number of safety concerns, including crashes at overseas civilian airports where the U.S. has drones stationed, a judge in upstate New York has signed an order to effectively criminalize peaceful protest outside a Reaper drone base. Anti-drone activists have been conducting weekly protests for years outside the […]

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16×9 : Hackers World: Anonymous investigation

Some attack governments, large corporations… and steal personal identities. Others use their skills for political activism. They are hackers. And in a rare sit down interview with a member of the infamous collective “Anonymous”, 16×9 gets a unique, inside look into a “Hackers World”.

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How Activist Photographers Keep Police Abuse In Check

Brandon Smith, Contributor Activist Post There is a reason why municipalities and states across the U.S. are attempting to ban photography of police officers, or allow random and unwarranted officer confiscation of cameras and cell phones; because the video recording of police abuse is very effective. Through federalization of state law enforcement, the government has greatly […]

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Political Prisoner Leah Lynn Plante Released!

JG Vibes Activist PostLast week Leah Lynn Plante was arrested and placed in solitary confinement for remaining silent during a grand jury trial. Due to the secrecy of the proceedings, little information has come to light about her or her two friends, Katherine “Kteeo” Olejnik and Matthew Kyle Duran since the story went viral last week. However, […]

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