Thursday, 22 January 2015

Barrett Brown's Going to Jail For "Linking to Hacked Material"



Bad News: Barrett Brown's Going to Jail For "Linking to Hacked Material"

A federal judge just sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $890,000 in restitution for charges related to the 2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. Brown's supporters maintain that the young writer and activist was "merely linking to hacked material." For that, he'll spend about five years behind bars. That sucks.
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