Archive for 'Privacy and Surveillance'
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, [...]Full Story
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 [...]Full Story
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 [...]Full Story
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 [...]Full Story
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 [...]Full Story
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 [...]Full Story