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    'Anonymous' Hacker Explains Why He Fled The US
    Business Insider: Michael Kelley, 2 March 2013

    Anonymous is front and center these days: the amorphous hacktivist group has been publishing internal data of U.S. banks while prominent members are prosecuted on charges of stealing information and sharing links to stolen credit card information.

    Yet overarching insights into the decentralized collective are hard to find.

    Information activist Asher Wolf provides a unique perspective in an interview with a prominent American Anon, who has more than 290,000 Twitter followers via @AnonyOps and is living in exile by choice.

    The hacker left the country out of a fear of being harshly prosecuted by the government for radical advocacy of movements such as WikiLeaks and Occupy .

    "I think the idea was planted when I saw others leaving," @AnonyOps told Wolf. " Glen Greenwald left ... There’s a brain drain of political dissidents – America’s punishment for screwing with civil liberties.

    "With the NSA building massive domestic spying programs, I can’t blame anyone for wanting to leave: America – land of the surveilled, home of the logged. "
    [More at link.]

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 02:44:09 AM PST

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