Archive for 'Hacktivism'

NSA’s Keith Alexander Loses YouTube War

1.6% approval rating for Alexander’s vision of Cybersecurity Why does everyone hate my video? Strategic blunder is probably the best description of the last week’s decision to publish Jessica Tozer’s 30 minute interview with General Keith Alexander on YouTube. What were they thinking? After the strangely-edited video was placed in the free-fire zone of open public [...]

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Bruce Schneier’s Bat Signal Alarms Internet Engineers

Pixeleen Mistral interviews Mark McCahill to calm Herald technical staff I realized something was terribly wrong when The Herald’s electronic press fell *out of sync* with the soothing retro-euro-disco thump of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories playing in the editorial offices. Normally the technical staff are careful to avoid harshing the mellow of the writers, [...]

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Op/Ed: Barrett Brown Prosecutor Inadvertently Indicts Criminal Justice System

by Biff Baker, Prosecutors Gone Wild! ™ Desk In a recent article here in the Herald, Urizenus Sklar argued that the US Attorney in the Barrett Brown case was attempting to smear Barrett by listing a whole number of allegedly bad attributes of Barrett and then publishing them in a public court document.   I [...]

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Why Thank You Federal Prosecutor, that Was Soooo Thoughtful!

While everyone seems to be down on the federal prosecutor who is trying to ring up Barrett Brown for 105 years for sharing a link to a Pirate Bay data dump, I wish to be a contrarian here. I say, hey, the prosecutor actually has Barrett’s best interests at heart. I know this because she [...]

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FBI Summer Reading List!

Barrett Brown Yes, summer is winding down, but it isn’t too late to cram in some late late summer reading.  And who better to suggest good solid reading, but the FBI.  Dell Cameron, writing in the Daily Dot, has the goods.  He gives us the 20 online publications concerning Barrett Brown that the prosecution considers [...]

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False Flags and Forged E-mails

 by Urizenus Sklar and Sara Jafary (Associate Editor, Herald Psyops Desk) Over the past several years, Hacktivists like the members of Anonymous and leakers like Chelsea Manning, with the assistance of publishers like WikiLeaks, have exposed gigabytes of secrets of the American empire. The consequences have been far-reaching, and by some accounts the revelations helped [...]

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The Day the Barrett Brown Hotline Went Dead

Barrett Brown It seems like just today that I published a long article explaining the strange case of Barrett Brown and how a beloved Second Life alumnus was looking at 105 years in prison for sharing a link to an online document dump. Come to think of it, it *was* today! And this afternoon, I received [...]

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Barrett Brown Calls and the Herald Answers!

Barrett Brown Last week I was on the Herald Yacht, steaming towards the Herald retirement villa in the Turks and Caicos islands, when the emergency phone rang in the ready room. Helmut, my trusty cabin boy summoned me. Barrett Brown was calling. Mr. Brown, for those of you who don’t know, is currently in federal [...]

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AT&T’s Hemisphere Project: $900,000/year In Harris County, TX

How much does AT&T profit from data mining for the DEA? After reading the New York Times’ revelation that the US government pays AT&T employees to sit with DEA and local law enforcement agents and query a phone record database “that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls” and and adds four billion call [...]

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Noam Chomsky, Anonymous Speak Out on Rap News

#Occupy2012 video documents live manifestation of Prophetseer Emeritus “Turn off your TVs for a start” Featuring a healthy dose of pepper spray – which sources on the UC Davis campus recently learned is basically a food product – the latest Rap News release from TheJuiceNews continues Robert Foster’s grand tradition of “turning bollocks-news into socio-poetic/comedic [...]

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