| Jun 7, 2012
What happens when a brutal regime gets replaced by an alternative and largely unknown entity? Exhibit A: Libya.
Shortly after Moammar Gadhafi bumped his head on a bullet, the "rebels" took over and promptly declared Sharia law. It's a start -- I guess....
| Jan 26, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Hacker group Anonymous claimed to have taken over the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission in protest of attempts by federal officials to prosecute open-data campaigner Aaron Swartz.
Swartz killed himself earlier this month. And in a YouTube...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Por Esteban Israel
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Los hackers brasileÃ±os estÃ¡n amenazando con una ofensiva durante el Mundial, agregando los ataques cibernÃ©ticos a los desafÃos de un torneo ensombrecido por las protestas, los retrasos y gastos excesivos....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
By Esteban Israel
SAO PAULO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the World Cup with attacks ranging from jamming websites to data theft, adding cyber warfare to the list of challenges for a competition already marred by...
| Feb 5, 2014
When you've been working since you were 8, as Alyssa Milano has, it takes a special kind of role to get you really excited. Using your birthday to raise money for clean water in Ethiopia, for instance. Or hunkering down with the beleaguered in Kosovo...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A moving memorial to Internet whiz kid Aaron Swartz, "The Internet's Own Boy" may be the most emotionally devastating movie ever made about hacking and freedom of information. Documentarian Brian Knappenberger creates a spellbinding portrait of Swartz's...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Will charges be filed in the Maryville rape case? A special prosecutor in Missouri was expected to meet with a judge on Thursday to discuss her investigation into an incident that drew national attention last fall.
Jackson County prosecutor Jean...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:31 PM
This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012.
The international group of computer hackers known as Anonymous lost some of its mystery Tuesday with the arrest of five men, including a 27-year-old Chicagoan, said to be connected to a clique of...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:07 AM
When "hacktivist" Jeremy Hammond stood in a Chicago federal courtroom seven years ago and explained that his cybercrimes were altruistic acts of civil disobedience, he was cut a break by a judge who chalked it up to youthful folly.
Not this time.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Pressure continued to gather against a northwestern Missouri prosecutor after top state officials called for the state attorney general to intervene and for a grand jury to investigate the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in the small town of Maryville....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Hackers and activists across the country are threatening to upend a small northwestern Missouri town where two high school football players avoided rape and sexual exploitation charges involving two younger teenagers in 2012.
Charges were filed last...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:45 PM
In the farmland of northwestern Missouri, a 2012 rape case that never went to trial has put tiny Maryville under siege from state politicians, national journalists and a hackers' collective pledging retribution.
Early on Jan. 8, 2012, Melinda Coleman, a...