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Possible LulzSec Hacker Arrested in U.K.: This Week in Online Tyranny

A hacker in Britian was arrested this week. Some have suggested an association with LulzSec, the group that has, among other things, hacked the Senate and C.I.A. sites.

LulzSec is not claiming the suspect as one of its own. In a tweet, LulzSec wrote, “Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?”

U.A.E. bloggers, others, arrested. Reporters Without Borders reports, “The trial of human rights bloggers Ahmed Mansour, Farhad Salem and Nasser bin Ghaith began on 14 June for undermining state security, disturbing public order and insulting the head of state, the vice-president and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi.”

Nasser Abul, a Kuwaiti who was active in supporting the Arab Spring in his country online, was arrested on June 7th. He hasn’t been allowed to employ a lawyer and has only been allowed to call his family one time.

Blackhat hackers attack Chinese blogger.William Long, who “writes on everything from circumvention tools to where military secrecy in China meets Google Earth” found his account hacked. In addition to online hacks, social hacks were also leveled against him, including “constant harassing phone calls from people who answer his callbacks but won’t speak.”

Egyptian military court to try two more. After trying and sentencing blogger Maikel Nabil to three years in prison, the military has hauled two more people, this time a journalist and a newspaper editor.

France to allow bureaucrats to censor Internet. “A draft executive order would give various French government agencies the power to take down or block Internet content they deem harmful. Critics see a vast censorship scheme that would allow for ‘arbitrary’ take-downs.”

Abu Dhabi photo by Woody

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