Private Spies Deserve More Scrutiny -
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.
The graph demonstrates the extreme selective enforcement of our drug laws ~
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.
What’s Your Hacker Name?
"Keep your cards close to your chest and beware those trying too hard to be your friend." ~ Ryan Ackroyd aka Kayla of LulzSec
Free Anons recently spoke with Ryan Ackroyd, aka Kayla, who was arrested in September of 2011 along with other members of LulzSec. He was released last month after serving 10 of the 30 months in which he was sentenced.
Read the interview here.