Attorney General Eric Holder claims critics are wrong to blame prosecutors for misconduct in the handling of Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
Swartz committed suicide after allegedly facing 50+ years in prison for releasing millions of pay-walled academic articles.
Anonymous hacktivist, Jeremy Hammond, who leaked millions of emails from security firm Stratfor, has been slapped with the maximum prison sentence of 10 years. Hammond claimed the harsh ruling was a "vengeful, spiteful act" designed to send a message.
In 2012, millions of emails were given to Wikileaks from Strategic Forecasting.
This is an essay by Andrew Auernheimer aka Weev, a hacker who was convicted of hacking AT&T’s iPad customer information service and sentence to 41 months in prison. He mailed this essay from prison.
My name is Andrew Auernheimer. I used to believe problems could be solved with criticism and discourse in our marketplace of ideas.
Wikileaks source Private Bradley Manning was slapped with a 35-year prison sentence today — the largest sentence ever of its kind. “It’s further indication that the Executive Branch is very serious about discouraging classified documents,” Yale Law School professor Eugene Fidell tells me.
Over 22 million students currently use Microsoft’s Office 365 for Education online services, but today, the company is also announcing a new version of Office 365 for students whose schools don’t use Microsoft’s online productivity suite.