December 2013

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Watching the Watchers: The Case for the Moral Superiority of Hackers, Leakers and Citizen Watchdogs

Picture: End the Lies Glenn Ashton - Edward Snowden, Chelsea (Bradley) Manning and Julian Assange have all attained legendary status amongst citizens’ rights advocates. They have exposed the extent that modern government has, under the aegis of security and intelligence gathering, encroached into all of our lives. This blanket surveillance of the citizenry, on a previously unimaginable scale, is the current manifestation of Orwell’s 1984 Big Brother. Yet few have heard of Jeremy Hammond, sentenced to 10 years for...