UK Court Blocks Hacktivist’s Extradition Over Oppressive US Prison Conditions

The UK’s High Court of Justice quashed the extradition of activist and computer scientist Lauri Love because prison conditions could result in his death if transferred to the United States to stand trial.

Lauri Love waves to supporters outside The Royal Courts of Justice in London, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The ruling in Lauri Love's appeal against extradition to the United States, where he faces solitary confinement and a potential 99 year prison sentence, will be handed down on Monday Feb. 5 at the Royal Courts of Justice. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

In a landmark decision, the United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice quashed the extradition of activist and computer scientist Lauri Love because it is possible prison conditions would result in his death if transferred to the United States to stand trial. Love was indicted three-to-five years ago by three federal district courts for allegedly

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Unsealed Documents Show FBI Blindly Hacked Computers in Russia, China and Iran

Court records show that the FBI repeatedly hacked into overseas computers as part of a domestic criminal investigation, including into countries often accused of launching cyberattacks against the US.

A sign for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offices in Washington, DC.

The Daily Beast reported on newly unsealed documents that show the FBI blindly hacked into computers in Russia, China and Iran during a wide-ranging investigation that led to the bust of a global child pornography operation and the liberation of sexual abuse victims. As the Daily Beast explains: During a hacking operation in which U.S.

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First Russia, Now Iran: Cyberespionage Accusations Fit A Changing Agenda

No concrete evidence was used to attribute the hack to Russia in June, just as no concrete evidence has been made available to attribute the hack to Iran now. However, the assignment of blame to these nation states coincided with other geopolitical issues pitting Russia and Iran against U.K. or U.S. interests.

A young Iranian man browses a display of laptop computers for sale at a shop in Tehran, Iran. (AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)

On October 13, President Donald Trump – as anticipated – decertified the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear accord, despite the fact that Iran was in full compliance with the agreement. Trump’s unilateral decision to put the survival of the deal in jeopardy was met with strong opposition by European leaders

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Did Russia Hack State Election Systems? DHS Says Yes, No, Maybe

The AP reported that the DHS – in a stunning reversal – told Wisconsin election officials that the Russian government did not scan any part of the state’s voting system, asserting that it was actually the state’s Dept. of Workforce Development that was scanned by “Russian IP addresses.”

Voters use electronic voting machines at the Schiller Recreation Center polling station on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.

While it seemed as though the “Russiagate” hysteria was beginning to lose steam, corporate media outlets in recent weeks have worked to rekindle the scandal through a series of stories that purport to expose the meddling of the Russian government in last year’s U.S. presidential election. One of those stories, first published by The Associated

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US Official: Bombing The KGB Should Be On The Table

Russians are “…almost genetically driven to co-opt, penetrate, gain favor…,” according to the U.S.’ former director of National Intelligence. Such rhetoric is gaining greater traction within the U.S. political establishment every day, despite public skepticism of the “Russiagate” narrative.

Traditional Russian Matreskas depicting Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump displayed in a shop in Moscow. Nov. 8, 2016. (AP/Pavel Golovkin)

For nearly a year, the most well-known news channels and publications have been rife with sinister images of Vladimir Putin and the Red Square “takeover” of the White House, all with the intention of fomenting the now thoroughly debunked narrative of Russian hacking and meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Story after story of

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Analysis: DNC Servers Were Locally Hacked, Making Russian Interference Unlikely

The “Russiagate” scandal has dominated headlines and airwaves for months now, with politicians and analysts lining up to pin last year’s election meddling on Russian spies. But an independent investigator’s new analysis lays the blame at the feet of a hacker closer to home.

People stand outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington (AP/Paul Holston)

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- In the latest complication for the “Russiagate” scandal, a new analysis has suggested that files and email stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were copied to a USB drive by someone with physical access to a computer that had DNC server access, indicating that the committee’s records were not hacked remotely by

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