Sunday, March 29, 2015
#FreeBB: US Hacktivist Pursued by FBI for Exposing Illegal Operations
The US Justice Department (DOJ) aggressively attempted to indict journalist and hacktivist leader Barrett Brown before charging him because his wiki-site had exposed illegal FBI operations, Brown told Sputnik from a Texas prison on Wednesday.
Brown, who is in the middle of serving a five-year prison sentence on hacking-related charges, founded echelon2.org to allow whistleblowers to submit leaks related to illegal US intelligence contracting practices, the journalist said.
“That was the original subject of interest, our revealing of illegal operations by companies, the DOJ and the FBI. So, that was what this is all about. echelon2.org, our wiki, where we keep this information in which we make public these findings that was listed in the search warrant,” Brown said.
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