Wife Of Jailed Online Activist Seeks Help From Trump

“I’d like [Trump] to use his influence to get the charges dropped against Marty because of the nature of the whistleblowing, because Marty didn’t hurt anybody whereas the doctors at the hospital did hurt people and they’re not facing any charges.”

Jailed online activist Marty Gottesfeld. (Photo: FreeMartyG.com)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The wife of a jailed activist, who faces felony charges for a digital sit-in against the Boston Children’s Hospital website, demands President-elect Donald Trump use his influence to have the charges dropped. Marty Gottesfeld learned about the case of Justina Pelletier, who was institutionalized in a

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British Judge Rules Alleged Hacktivist Lauri Love Can Be Extradited To US

Lauri Love, who remains free on bail until September 16, has threatened to take his own life if U.K. courts send him to the U.S. to stand trial under the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Lauri Love arrives at Westminster Magistrates court in London, Monday, July 25, 2016, where final extradition arguments took place for Love, accused of hacking into US government computer networks.

Update (Sept. 16, 2016): On Friday, a British judge granted a U.S. court’s request to extradite Lauri Love, the alleged British hacktivist, despite an outpouring of support from those who hoped he would be able to remain in England. Love, who is accused of taking part in a hacking operation associated with Anonymous, fears he’ll face treatment

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Surveillance-Defending Senator Slams Surveillance Of Senate

Sen. Dianne Feinstein accuses CIA of interfering with committee’s investigation into the agency’s Bush-era torture program

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asks questions about the fate of prisoners at the Guantanamo Detention Center during a hearing by the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday accused the CIA of interfering with the committee's investigation into the agency's Bush-era torture program, including conducting an unauthorized "search" of the committee's computers and removing documents, in an effort to thwart a potentially "searing indictment" of the

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Freedom Of Press Worsening In The US: Report

It is estimated that just six companies own 90 percent of the U.S. media.

A member of the media sits with black tape across her mouth

Over the last couple of years, the U.S. government has been aggressive in its attitude toward the news media. From heavy-handed prosecutions and threats to whistleblowers to revelations about the intelligence community’s illegal use of mass surveillance to reports of journalists being bugged, the perception of a free press in the U.S. has been

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