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The 'Hacker Wars' Documentary Does Hacktivism No Favors

Vivien Lesnik Weisman's documentary is little more than a valentine to the internet trolls who gave her access.
DJ Pangburn
10.22.14
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An Excerpt from Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown's New Book

Barrett Brown is an activist-journalist awaiting federal trial in the US. In this excerpt from his latest book, <i>Keep Rootin' for Putin</i>, Brown tackles former Director of the Office of the National Drug Control Policy William Bennett's assertion...
Barrett Brown
3.5.14
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Barrett Brown on Radio Censorship in America

Last month, Barrett Brown's legal counsel sent us a letter from their imprisoned client, who was at the time <a href="http://www.vice.com/read/barrett-brown-is-bored-out-of-his-mind-in-jail">bored out of his mind in jail</a>. Today we received another...
Barrett Brown
12.17.13
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Barrett Brown Is Bored Out of His Mind in Jail

Earlier today, Barrett Brown's legal counsel sent us this letter on behalf of their imprisoned client, who is apparently spending his time in lockup watching telenovelas, <i>The Bad Girls Club</i>, and twiddling his thumbs until they bleed.
Barrett Brown
11.11.13
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Here’s What Happened at Barrett Brown’s Gag Hearing

I was inside the Dallas, Texas, courtroom yesterday when Judge Sam Lindsay ruled that a media gag order would go into effect on Barrett Brown's trial. In my opinion, the prosecution failed to present evidence that supported the necessity of such an...
Dell Cameron
9.5.13
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Reading 'Born Again' in Jail

I’ve spent the last year or so in a federal lock-up awaiting trial on charges that have been duly <a href=http://www.vice.com/read/why-is-barrett-brown-facing-100-years-in-jail>analyzed elsewhere</a>. Long story short: I’m facing decades in prison...
Barrett Brown
8.12.13
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The Government Wants the Media to Stop Covering Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown has been sitting in prison, without trial, for almost a year. In case you haven’t followed his case, the 31-year-old journalist is facing a century of prison time for sharing a link that contained, within an archive of 5 million emails...
Patrick McGuire
8.12.13
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This Is a Defining Year for WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks is now established as the go-to organization for those who have something secret they want the world to know or who hear the footsteps of intelligence agencies behind them. What does its future look like?
Patrick McGuire
6.26.13
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We Spoke to Barrett Brown from Prison

Last night, news broke that Barrett Brown's mother pled guilty to a charge of obstructing evidence. A few weeks ago, we spoke to the journalist and Anonymous associate who is now facing a potential 100-year sentence in prison.
Patrick McGuire
3.26.13
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The Reuters Journalist Who Played with Anonymous and Got Burned

The internet is collectively freaking out over Matthew Keys, the Reuters deputy social media editor, who is facing 25 years in jail for very unclear tech-crime charges. His alleged ties with Anonymous have gotten him in a lot of trouble, but is a...
Patrick McGuire
3.15.13
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Why Is Barrett Brown Facing 100 Years in Prison?

Barrett Brown is commonly and paradoxically known as the face of Anonymous, but he's also an investigative journalist who is up on charges that could land him 100 years in prison. We took a look at why.
Patrick McGuire
2.1.13