US government continues to target WikiLeaks volunteer
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
Privacy US ISP Sonic.net and Google have been forced to supply the US government with information about the email account of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum; according to a Wall Street Journal report published on Monday (10 October), the companies were complying with a secret court order. The government requested details including the email addresses of people with whom Appelbaum had corresponded, but not the actual content of the emails.

Appelbaum is a security specialist, hacker and a core member of the Tor project. He has repeatedly found himself targeted by US government agencies. In January 2011, the government forced Twitter to release data about a number of users with connections to WikiLeaks, including Appelbaum, Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Dutch hacker Rop Gonggrijp. An appeal against this investigation, which was approved by a judge in an accelerated process, is ongoing.

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