Government Software Suspected of Compromising Tor Anonymity in Porn Hosting Takedown

By: Monday August 5, 2013 12:03 pm

Nobody can argue with the FBI’s legitimate pursuit of removing child pornographers from the internet. However, in a country that equates whistleblowers with terrorists and charges them with espionage and aiding the enemy, there is also serious concern in the tech community today that the anonymity provided by the Tor network can now be compromised in ways that jeopardize secure legitimate communication.

#Anonymous: Channeling Defiance Through History (#SXSWi)

By: Friday March 22, 2013 5:17 pm

Can Anonymous be destroyed with enough arrests and punitive sentences? The government seems terrified of Anonymous and online activists. There have been harsh crackdowns on anyone exercising the limits of free speech through the Internet, from the charges used to threaten Aaron Swartz before his death to the jail time Weev and John Kiriakou are serving. Actual Anons [...]

The Aaron Swartz Town Hall & the Future of Online Activism (#SXSWi #AaronSXSW)

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 4:53 pm

Aaron Swartz is dead, and yet he continues to change the world. His death radicalized thousands of computer geeks, launched a worldwide campaign to reform computer fraud laws and the department of justice, and inspired an upcoming national day of action. We won this fight because everyone made themselves the hero of the story. –Aaron [...]

South By Southwest Interactive 2013 Preview (#SXSWi)

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 8:26 pm

Welcome to Firedoglake’s coverage of SXSW Interactive 2013. Some of you are probably familiar with me as the weekday editor of MyFDL or from my work as the FDL correspondent on stories like the Gulf Port 7 trial. This week, I’m bringing the SXSW Interactive conference to the Lake. SXSW began in 1986 as a ‘small’ Austin music festival that [...]

Anonymous Hacks MIT Website in Honor of Aaron Swartz

By: Monday January 14, 2013 1:08 pm

Following the death of Aaron Swartz, Anonymous is claiming credit for hacking the Massachusetts Institute of Technology website yesterday.

22 Year-Old UK Hacker Christopher Weatherhead Convicted in PayPal DDoS Attack Over Wikileaks Blockade

By: Friday December 7, 2012 1:03 pm

Weatherhead will face sentencing later in the year. He could receive up to 10 years, a sentence comparable in the UK to that imposed for sex offenses involving children, rioting and burglary with intent to rape.

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