The identity of the hacker KYAnonymous aka KnightSec, who exposed the Steubenville rapists has been uncovered
as cybersecurity expert and aspiring rapper Deric Lostutter after being raided by the FBI
. If he is convicted for hacking-related crimes, he could spend up to ten years in prison, more time than the rapists. His story is here
and an interview here
. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger
on Jun 10, 2013 -
"Ever since President Bush confirmed the existence of a National Security Administration wiretapping program in late 2005, he has insisted it is aimed only at terrorists’ calls and protects Americans’ civil liberties ("This is a limited program
designed to prevent attacks on the United States of America — and I repeat: limited.")....However, ABC News
reports [text with embedded video
] that the NSA frequently listened to and transcribed the private phone calls of Americans abroad....These conversations included those of American soldiers stationed in Iraq and American aid workers abroad, such as Doctors Without Borders."* [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Congress at Work
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee sends an email to all persons who had sent messages to its "tip line." The email described the measures the committee was taking to safeguard the tipsters' identities. All the the email recipients' addresses were in the To:
field. Oops. [more inside]
posted by Kirth Gerson
on Oct 28, 2007 -
Whistle-Blower or Troublemaker, Bunny Greenhouse Isn't Backing Down Another trouble maker can't keep her mouth shut !
Bunny Greenhouse was once the perfect bureaucrat, an insider, the top procurement official at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Then the 61-year-old Greenhouse lost her $137,000-a-year post after questioning the plump contracts awarded to Halliburton in the run-up to the war in Iraq. It has made her easy to love for some, easy to loathe for others, but it has not made her easy to know.
posted by Postroad
on Oct 19, 2005 -
The Gun Industry Sins Exposed?
(nyt - registration required)
But Mr. Ricker, who has been working for more than two decades in the gun industry, including a stint as a lawyer for the N.R.A., said the gun makers had long known that "the diversion of firearms from legal channels of commerce to the black market" takes place "principally at the distributor/dealer level."
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posted by lilboo
on Feb 4, 2003 -