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LulzSec hackers handed down prison terms, suspended sentence

LulzSec hackers handed down prison terms, suspended sentence

Members of the British LulzSec hacking group were sentenced for a series of global cyber-attacks in 2011. Two of the hacktivists have received prison terms, one will be sent to a young offenders’ institution and another received a suspended sentence. Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, Mustafa Bassam and Ryan Cleary had all pleaded guilty to hacking […]

AP investigation Get short URL

AP investigation Get short URL

The White House has denied having any prior knowledge of the Justice Department’s criminal probe of the Associated Press, but lawmakers appalled by the revelation are nonetheless lashing out at United States President Barack Obama. Just hours after the AP reported on Monday that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and […]

US news media has devolved to ‘carnival act’ – Hedges

US news media has devolved to ‘carnival act’ – Hedges

Chris Hedges, author, columnist and former Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for The New York Times spoke with RT about how FCC deregulation during the Clinton administration allowed a handful of corporations to dominate US media. RT: I want to start off by reading a quote from one of your articles on this very topic, you say: “The […]

Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’ (video)

Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’ (video)

Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a […]

RT recalls 2012: Assange’s ordeal

RT recalls 2012: Assange’s ordeal

In 2012 Julian Assange was fighting against extradition in the UK courts. He lost and ended up in the Ecuadorian embassy: granted asylum, but unable to leave. Yet he managed to host his own show on RT, write a book and talk about freedom of speech. Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on August […]

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

The controversial NDAA bill, which allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens, was approved by the Senate despite White House threats to veto the legislation. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decried the law as an “abomination.” The libertarian Republican voiced his concerns to a conference committee following the decision to give the present […]

Huffington Post blamed for murdered doctors in Pakistan

Huffington Post blamed for murdered doctors in Pakistan

The Huffington Post is being sued by a Panamanian man who says the website falsely credited him with an article that may have influenced a rash of killings in Pakistan targeting health workers who offer polio vaccinations. Attorney Juan Noriega of Panama City filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, DC against the Huffington Post, accusing […]

Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive ever

Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive ever

Six years after the White House first started running amok on the computer networks of its adversaries, US President Barack Obama has signed off on a top-secret order that finally offers blueprints for the Pentagon’s cyberwars. Pres. Obama has autographed an executive order outlining protocol and procedures for the US military to take in the […]

Google confirms: ‘Government surveillance is on the rise’

Google confirms: ‘Government surveillance is on the rise’

The email accounts of Generals David Petraeus and John Allen aren’t the only ones being targeted by the feds. Google has released its bi-annual transparency report and says that the government’s demands for personal data is at an all-time high. Internet giant Google published statistics from their latest analysis of requests from governments around the globe this […]