Tag Archives: Threat Level

We found a confidential source…

In the past, and at the request of the U.S. Marshalls (sic), the investigative means utilized to locate the suspect have not been revealed so that we may continue to utilize this technology without the knowledge of the criminal element. In reports or depositions we simply refer to the assistance as ‘received information from a […]

The Semi-Fall(?) and Future of Anonymous

Just finished reading a fascinating article by Quinn Norton, writing for Threat Level. It tells the tale of Hector Xavier Monsegur, known to Anonymous as Sabu. He was arrested by the FBI and then used to gather information on his colleagues in the hacker community. The article provide a pretty thorough history of Anonymous. And I found […]

ACLU helps people record the police

David Kravets from Threat Level writes about this in his article “ACLU Phone App Lets You Shoot the Cops.” Currently available for Android, and coming for the iPhone, this app shoots and automatically uploads video footage to ACLU servers. The app can provide location data and information such as the names of the officers involved […]


Ryan Singel writing for ThreatLevel posted this piece on how not to get caught when you are leaking information from work. Some it is sensible advice that can be applied to any moles, hackers, or activist activities. Some of it is tongue in cheek. Overall it is a fun read.

Hacking Required to Be Prosecuted as Hacker

From Threat Level, David Kravets’ post describes how a federal appeals court rebuked the Justice Department. Employees may not be prosecuted under a federal anti-hacking statute for simply violating their employer’s computer use policy, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s Justice Department, which is trying to use the same […]