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United States - 10 years in prison for circulating information in public interest

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Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old WikiLeaks informant and cyber-activist linked to Anonymous, has become the fourth whistleblower to receive a long jail sentence this year in the United States. A federal court in Manhattan sentenced Hammond to 10 years in jail plus three years supervised release under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) on 15 November. His sentence could have been at least four times as long if he had not pleaded guilty. Information that Hammond obtained by hacking into (...)

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