Interview with Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer: Charged for Exposing A Corporate Mistake

Luke Rudkowski got a chance to meet and interview well known hacker, Andrew Auernheimer, also known by his pseudonym, Weev. Weev was recently convicted for two felonies and currently is free on bail until sentencing, The court convicted him in one count of identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization. In this interview Weez explains what lead to these charges and how he is dealing with the situation.


Via WeAreChange

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Luke began his activism at the age of 17 when he was wrongfully accosted and assaulted by the NYPD. In 2006, at the age of 20, Luke founded the independent and grassroots media organization, WeAreChange. Through this organization and the use of social media, he has aimed to inspire those who no longer feel they can trust the mainstream media to become the media themselves. As support for WeAreChange grew, many followers became active themselves and WeAreChange has grown into a global organization with 160 independent chapters around the world.

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  • Simiantongue

    It doesn’t matter if “justice will prevail in a higher court” that’s not the point of the process. This guy has to run the subset of legal hurdles to defend himself. That long complicated process, or harassment if you will, in itself is the deterrent and the purpose.

    Yes every person breaks three laws a day, it is the selective enforcement of overbearing laws against citizens which allows the courts to be trainers. Day in and day out training the populace not to step out of line, because even if you haven’t done anything “wrong”, you’ve still done something that people with money don’t like and they can do what they like to you by having some anachronistic bureaucratic law pressed to their advantage.

    In a sense the wide publication of such situations is desirable by the powers that be because this sends the message to the populace “Don’t get out of line and cross us because we’ll fuck your shit up”.