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Weev's Attorney Says FBI Is Intercepting His Client's Mail 109

Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "The FBI is intercepting the prison correspondence of infamous Internet troll Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, including letters from his defense team, according to his attorney. 'He's sent me between 10 and 20 letters in the last month or two. I've received one,' Tor Ekeland, who had just returned from visiting Auernheimer at the federal corrections institute in Allenwood, PA., told the Daily Dot in a video interview.

Last March, Auernheimer was convicted of accessing a computer without authorization and sentenced to 41 months in prison. As a member of the computer security team Goatse Security, Auernheimer discovered a major security flaw in AT&T's network, which allowed him to download the email addresses of some 114,000 iPad users. Goatse Security reported the flaw to Gawker and provided journalists with the information, who then published it in redacted form."
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Weev's Attorney Says FBI Is Intercepting His Client's Mail

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  • Re:Sweet revenge (Score:3, Interesting)

    by lonOtter ( 3587393 ) on Thursday March 27, 2014 @12:02PM (#46593391) Homepage

    In fact, if you ask most Americans, If doing something against the law will "protect them from terrorism" they will gladly allow it. the PATRIOT ACT goes against most of the constitution yet most Americans love it and adore it.

    And at the same time, they pretend that they want the US to be "the land of the free and the home of the brave," when in reality, they openly despise freedom.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 27, 2014 @04:45PM (#46596107)

    Wrong on several accounts.

    #1 An inmate who sued the BOP had his correspondence with his lawyer regarding the suit forwarded to the attorney's who were defending the case; the warden invoked prison security rule and the courts upheld it under the guise that the result of his communications would be filed in court and hence, no harm was done.

    #2 BOP regularly miscategorizes legal mail between attorneys and clients so that like regular mail, they are opened by staff and handed out to whoever claims them.

    #3 BOP has a hidden measure to indicate that all correspondence between an individual is hi-value and hence opened, copied and then forwarded without regard to the legal status.

    #4 US can instruct postal service to open all mail, re-close and forward again; it is the precursor to the phone wiretap.

    For all intents and purposes, all your communications are monitered by BOP. Just like the NSA is monitering all civilian communications.

    You are, for all intents, in a better prison then prison is.

    So spare me the cite to a single district ruling.

"The eleventh commandment was `Thou Shalt Compute' or `Thou Shalt Not Compute' -- I forget which." -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982