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Dana Liebelson

Here's The Digital Privacy Battle At The Center Of Obama's Big Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

Open Internet advocates are still fighting for key privacy protections in a major trade pact the Obama administration is negotiating with 11 Pacific n...

Dana Liebelson

Democrats, Tech Experts Slam Obama's War On Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In advance of Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed overhauling a federal law used to prosecute hackers....

weev Wins Battle in The Hacker Wars

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

"Victory, I am free!" Fist up in the air, weev, Andrew Auernheimer, laughed. Last week, Aurenheimer was released after serving 14 months in federal prison.

Gerry Smith

The Year Hacktivists And The Government Went To War

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Does the law have mercy for computer hackers with a cause? That was a recurring question in 2013 as several so-called hacktivists, facing years in ...

Gerry Smith

Aaron Swartz Honored With Proposed Reform To Controversial Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

Two members of Congress introduced new legislation Thursday in honor of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Internet activist who faced charges for download...

Jeremy Hammond, American Political Prisoner

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

The case of Jeremy Hammond is illustrative of a trend to target, overcharge and come down hard on those the state perceives as threatening. The supposed threats are due to their beliefs and/or actions toward information freedom and transparency.

Gerry Smith

Scripps Employees Called 'Hackers' For Exposing Massive Security Flaw

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

Isaac Wolf, a reporter for Scripps Howard News Service, said he was just doing a basic Google search when he stumbled upon Social Security numbers and...

Ryan Grim

Aaron Swartz' Memory Deals Blow To Hacker Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Internet activists won a major victory this week when House Republicans put the brakes on an effort to vote on reforms to federal anti-h...

Zach Carter

Another Senator Questions Justice's Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for more information about the Justice Department's prose...

Organized Labor Can Protect Workers by Supporting 'Aaron's Law'

David Segal | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
David Segal

Like many activists before him, Aaron fell prey to a criminal justice system that entrenches the standing of the already powerful, and which has been used so many times to break unionists and stymie their organizing efforts.

Zach Carter

Politicians, Activists Mourn Aaron Swartz At Capitol Hill Memorial

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of mourners gathered on Capitol Hill Monday to celebrate the life of Internet activist Aaron Swartz and to advocate changes to ...

Zach Carter

Leading House Tech Expert Pushes For Legal Changes After Aaron Swartz's Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top tech experts in Congress, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), told HuffPost Thursday that the case against Aaron Swartz shows th...

Knocking the Rust off of the Anti-Hack Act

Leslie Harris | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

In the wake of a number of high-profile computer invasions, Congress is looking to fight back against malicious hackers.

Terms Of Service Process Taken To Court

Econsultancy | Patricio Robles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you live in the United States, a warning: you may want to read the terms of service of the websites you use a little more carefully. That's because...