Today district court judge Sam Lindsay issued an order unsealing documents and vacating the September 4, 2013 gag order in Barrett Brown’s case. A veil of unnecessary secrecy that loomed over this case has finally been lifted. Here are some critical previously sealed documents:
Dorian Nakamoto thanks Bitcoin community for $23,000 donation
Dorian Nakamoto, who has said he suffered enormously when Newsweek claimed he is mysterious Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, just got a 48 BTC ($23,000) consolation prize.
If he wasn’t a Bitcoiner before, he sure is now.
Thanks to a fundraiser held on Reddit’s r/bitcoin, cryptocurrency evangelist Andreas M. Antonopoulos presented Dorian Nakamoto with a Bitcoin wallet packed with donations from nearly 2,000 well-wishing users Monday night. Many donors believe his insistant claims that Newsweek named the wrong guy in their “unmasking” cover story.
Read the full story here.
It turns out being the only imprisoned journalist in the United States doesn’t get you on CNN or MSNBC. If you’re Barrett Brown, a firebrand with an outlandish style, a penchant for insulting those very outlets and a history of working with hacktivist collectives, you can consider yourself lucky to get written up in Rolling Stone and the New York Times.
The drama of Brown’s case and cancelled trial is all but over, but the media and the public has dropped the ball on what he was trying to expose. That’s the secretive world of private intelligence contractors—an estimated $56 billion-a-year industry consuming 70 percent of America’s intelligence budget.
Weev: I Went to Prison Because Ronald Reagan Was Senile
Abby Martin speaks with hacker and notorious internet troll Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer, discussing the overturning of his prison sentence after being charged with conspiracy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Judge Dismisses Auernheimer’s (weev’s) Indictment and Lifts Release Conditions
Today, Judge Wigenton issued an order dismissing Andrew Auernheimer’s indictment in the District of New Jersey and releasing Auernheimer from the conditions previously imposed upon his release.
Bitcoin Creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Unmasked–Again?
by Pail Vigna | WSJ
A month after a firestorm erupted over Newsweek’s claim that it “unmasked” the creator of bitcoin, a U.K. university has released a new study that points to a different candidate.
The study by students and researchers at Aston University in Birmingham claims a linguistics analysis of the writings by people most often listed as bitcoin’s potential creator leads them to believe that Nick Szabo, a well known name in cryptography circles, is the mysterious father of the digital currency.
Read the full story here.