On August 14th, Barrett Brown will have been held in pretrial detention for 701 days. It will also be his 33rd birthday. In collaboration with Free Barrett Brown, FreeAnons is calling on the internet to make this birthday the best possible for Barrett, despite the fact that he remains in federal custody facing absurd charges and excessively harsh sentencing.
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Anonymous’ “Operation: Payback is a bitch” campaign involved a series of denial-of-service assaults (DDoS) against government and company websites between September 2010 and January 2011. Dennis Collins aka Owen was charged in 2011 with similar DDoS offences involving attacks by Anonymous against PayPal (#PayPal14).
In a world where we see every day how goverments, banks and corporations strip away our privacy and freedoms in the name of greed, power and control, many of our brothers and sisters have been persecuted.
FreeAnons is there to support them.
We ask you to join us in our fight.
We ask you to support Dennis Collins aka Owen…
The Hacker Wars opens in New York on October 17, 2014.
The Hacker Wars, a feature-length documentary film, directed by Vivien Lesnik Weisman, will open theatrically in New York October 17th 2014 at the Village East Cinema (181 – 189 2nd Ave New York City, NY 10012).
It is under consideration for the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Documentary.
Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy. The Hacker Wars tells the tales of the anarchic troll provocateur Andrew “weev” Aurenheimer, prodigy hacker hero Jeremy Hammond, and incendiary watchdog journalist Barrett Brown — three larger than life characters whose separate quests to expose the secrets of empire hurled them into a fateful collision course with shadowy corporations, the FBI, and ultimate betrayal by one of their own.
Featuring interviews with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, The Hacker Wars traces the steps that led from the Internet’s murkiest corners to the heavy shadow of censorship and a century’s worth of prison time.
The film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
Jacob Appelbaum (n. 1983) es un investigador independiente de seguridad informática y un hacker. Fue un empleado de laUniversidad de Washington,5 y es un miembro importante del Proyecto Tor.1 Appelbaum es conocido por representar aWikiLeaks en la conferencia Hackers on Planet Earth de 2010.234 Subsecuentemente, ha sido buscado muchas veces por agencias de ley estadounidenses, las cuales obtuvieron una orden de cateo de los datos de su cuenta en Twitter, deteniéndole doce veces6 en la frontera estadounidense después de viajar al extranjero, y le decomisaron una computadora portátil y varios teléfonos móviles.
Appelbaum spoke of a NSA program that allows its analysts to search through vast databases containing e-mails, IMs and the browsing histories of millions of people. Called XKeyscore, the program was designed to develop intelligence from the Internet.
FBI claims victory over the Anonymous group, this statement has come after a series of arrests from the anonymous group. According to FBI, the last year arrest of 5 members from Lulz security was vital for their command over the anonymous. All the 5 members were key parts of anonymous group and were a threat in the world of internet.
LulzSec at the time of arrests had accepted the attacks onSony pictures and Fox’s reality show ‘X-factor’. But, since the arrests there have been no big attacks or breaches taken place from the group. FBI believes this has made them identify the downfall of the anonymous groups. One of the FBI officials says:
“All of these guys were major players in the Anonymous movement, and a lot of people looked to them just because of what they did,”
“The movement is still there, and they’re still yacking on Twitter and posting things, but you don’t hear about these guys coming forward with those large breaches,” he said. “It’s just not happening, and that’s because of the dismantlement of the largest players.”
But, there weren’t 5 arrests there was another individual who was working for another group by the name ofAntiSec. All these arrests took place by FBI’s officials. In 2012, this sixth individual who was nicknamed as “SABU” gave all the required information regarding the group to FBI and this eventually led to arrest of 5 members of LulzSec. This, however, also created a layer of distrust within the group which has stopped them from working as a single unit these days.
FBI team has become really active these days and is keeping an eye on every single activity of the group. The arrest of “SABU” is of the examples of this. Sabu once by mistake exposed his IP to this FBI quickly traced his location in Manhattan which lead to his arrest.