Journalist Barrett Brown, who first exposed the sinister links between the cybersecurity industry and the US government, has been sentenced to five years' jail.
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Edward Snowden's two public 'appearances' this week have expanded the debate on both the utility of mass surveillance and how ordinary internet users can defeat it.
The reflexive embrace of secrecy by governments over internet surveillance corrodes trust right across society, and most of all towards governments themselves.
The Obama administration's campaign against the press has extended to criminalising attempts to accurately cover the cybersecurity industry.
The US government continues to go after computer activists who seek to reveal the truth about the shadowy cybersecurity industry. The latest target is web-hosting company Cloudflare.
Across the world, authorities are wildly overreacting to the threat posed by online activism. History says it won't work. Expect more Aaron Swartzs, Bradley Mannings and Kim Dotcoms in coming years.