Reading Time: 12 minutes Barrett Brown and Barry Eisler examine whether the Deep State even exists today, or is there simply no leadership smart enough to keep it going.
Reading Time: 28 minutes Barrett Brown was almost put away for over 100 years. His crime: publicizing documents that reveal the shadowy world of intelligence contracting in the post-9/11 era.
Reading Time: 21 minutes Barrett Brown talks with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou and with Suzie Dawson, the head of New Zealand’s Internet Party. Brown also offers a brief commentary on what he thinks of the current “rule of law.”
Reading Time: 4 minutes A recent lawsuit against the FBI is shedding light on the complex game the Bureau is playing to silence investigators of the cyber-industrial complex.The lawsuit concerns the subpoenaing of anonymous donor information to the legal defense fund for formerly incarcerated journalist Barrett Brown. Brown had investigated data from private intelligence corporations that was leaked by Read More
Reading Time: 16 minutes After four years in federal prison, Barrett Brown is looking at new ways to combine journalism, activism, crowdsourcing, software and people willing to take risks. The hacking group Anonymous was just his training ground.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Journalist Barrett Brown, who exposed corporate and government machinations in the national security apparatus, has been sentenced to 63 months in prison. The damage his prosecution caused to free speech, however, may be incalculable.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Obama introduced plans for new cybersecurity laws in his State of the Union address that may make it much easier for the government to prosecute journalists like Barrett Brown.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The RadioWHO podcast debuts with host Guillermo Jimenez and WhoWhatWhy reporter Douglas Lucas. Tune in for an engaging discussion about how the U.S.-Mexico drug war morphed into a counterinsurgency campaign, phone hacking and the suspicious surveillance carried out against Lucas.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently leaked chat logs reveal that an FBI informant was guiding criminal cyber-attacks and that the FBI may have lied regarding what—and when—it knew about hacking operations.
Reading Time: 1 minute “Hacktivist journo” Barrett Brown pleaded guilty to reduced charges that drastically lower his potential prison exposure. Here’s what happened in case you missed it.
Reading Time: 4 minutes “Hacktivist journo” Barrett Brown is facing less jail time thanks to a plea deal unsealed last week. He is also more able to speak, since a judge has now lifted a gag order in the case. And that is an important development because as WhoWhatWhy discovered, prosecutors not only wanted to keep the man in prison—they wanted to keep him very quiet.
Reading Time: 3 minutes When Uncle Sam’s allies want to spy on people—even U.S. citizens—help is only a web page away. A new report has unveiled a shadowy world of online vendors all too willing to share their hacking expertise to any government willing to pay.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The government must’ve gotten the memo—prosecuting journalists for linking in the digital age isn’t the best PR.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Just hours before his death, Michael Hastings sent off an ominous email saying that the FBI was investigating him “re: NSA.” Why were the Feds probing this noted investigative reporter? And what might his death have to do with Edward Snowden, now in exile, and Barrett Brown, facing a century in jail?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Some sinister—and some intriguing—new developments in the prosecution (persecution?) of Barrett Brown.
Reading Time: 1 minute Recently, WhoWhatWhy ran a piece by editor Russ Baker on new developments in the Jonathan Pollard spy case. Here’s Russ going into more detail with KGO radio host Pat Thurston.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A magazine-length, must-read story of hackers, leakers, democracy advocates, spies, cops, banks, lobbyists, WikiLeaks, the future of the Internet…and quite possibly of our democracy.