Menace or Patriot? Hacktivist Anger

Jan 25, 2013 by

DFI News Daily had this link to a story at the Guardian UK by Karen McVeigh about Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, a resident of Arkansas.  Most of us have heard about Aaron Swartz, but his situation was shared by Mr. Auernheimer as well. To quote the article, “His case is proof that while Swartz attracted worldwide attention, his prosecution was by no means unique. A number of internet activists, computer security experts and whistleblowers who have taken action online to highlight a flaw in the established order or as a form of political protest, have found themselves charged with multiple counts of cyber-crime, carrying draconian prison terms.”  Here’s the link.

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