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A World-Famous Hacker Died in Senior Living Facility at 37

NPR traces the strange life and death of Adrian Lamo

(Newser) - He was, writes Dina Temple-Raston of NPR , once one of the most famous hackers in all the world. That was back in the early 2000s when Adrian Lamo made a name for himself hacking into corporate websites—not for financial gain but to expose weaknesses. He even ended up with... More »

Chelsea Manning Is Headed Back to Jail

She's still refusing to testify before a grand jury

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail—again—for refusing to testify to a grand jury, the AP reports. A judge on Thursday ordered Manning back to the Alexandria Detention Center until she agrees to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks or until the grand jury term expires in... More »

Chelsea Manning Freed, but Maybe Not for Long

She has been ordered to appear before a new grand jury May 17

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning has been freed after 62 days in jail—but she might be returning soon. Manning was sent to jail for contempt of court in March for refusing to testify in front of a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Her lawyers say that grand jury's term has now expired,... More »

Court to Assange: Will You Surrender to US?

WikiLeakers founder says he'll fight extradition, and it could take months to iron out

(Newser) - Julian Assange learned Wednesday he'll have to spend nearly a year in jail in the UK for skipping out on bail seven years ago. On Thursday, he told a court that he won't go along willingly with something that could lead to a more severe punishment: extradition to... More »

What Assange Was Shouting During Arrest

He's heard saying the UK 'must resist,' apparently in reference to his extradition to US

(Newser) - Julian Assange did not appear to go willingly when he was arrested Thursday in London. Video shown on CNN shows police officers pulling a clearly agitated Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy and ushering him into a police van. The 47-year-old Assange, seen with a full gray beard and gray hair,... More »

Supporters: Chelsea Manning Is in Solitary Confinement

But officials say that's not a fair assessment

(Newser) - Supporters of Chelsea Manning have called for her release from prolonged solitary confinement at a Virginia jail, but an official disputes that she's being held in those conditions, the AP reports. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning was sent to jail March 8 for refusing to testify before a grand... More »

Chelsea Manning Sent to Jail for Contempt of Court

Judge says she won't get out until she testifies or grand jury finishes work

(Newser) - On Thursday, Chelsea Manning said she'd stand her ground and refuse to testify in front of a secret grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. "I am prepared to face the consequences of my refusal," she said in a statement . Those consequences came Friday, with Manning taken into custody after... More »

Australia to Chelsea Manning: You're Not Welcome

New Zealand is still deciding whether to let her in

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning won't be permitted to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to kick off at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday after that country's Department of Home Affairs deemed the American classified document leaker failed to meet character requirements. While the Australian government won't address... More »

Chelsea Manning 'Safe' After Window Ledge Jumper Photo

The 30-year-old took down the photo after about 10 minutes

(Newser) - A close friend and colleague of Chelsea Manning said Monday that the convicted leaker of government secrets and longshot candidate for US Senate is safe after a photo on her Twitter account apparently showed the 30-year-old woman standing on the edge of an upper-story window ledge. The photo was posted... More »

Hacker Who Told Feds About Chelsea Manning Dead at 37

Adrian Lamo was found dead in Wichita on Wednesday

(Newser) - Julian Assange didn't shy away from speaking ill of the dead on Friday. The BBC reports he called hacker Adrian Lamo, who has died at age 37, a "petty conman and betrayer of basic human decency." The bad blood traces back to Lamo's central role in... More »

Chelsea Manning Files Bid for US Senate

She's running in Maryland

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning will run for the US Senate in Maryland, the AP reports. The transgender former Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified documents filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. The Washington Post reported Saturday that Manning will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin. He... More »

Canada Declares Chelsea Manning 'Inadmissible'

She says she plans to appeal decision

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning says Canada has "permanently banned" her—but she's planning to appeal the decision. Manning tweeted a photo Monday of a letter from Canadian authorities describing her as "inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality" because of her conviction under the US Espionage Act, the CBC reports.... More »

Manning Talks Dystopias, Privacy, Being Called a 'Traitor'

Transgender activist spoke in Massachusetts, noting: 'I did the best I could'

(Newser) - Harvard withdrew its fellowship offer to Chelsea Manning last week after CIA Director Mike Pompeo refused to speak there (he called Manning an "American traitor"), but the military whistleblower and transgender activist pushed back on that assessment during a weekend appearance in Massachusetts. The Guardian reports that Manning... More »

Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning Offer

University faced backlash from intelligence officials

(Newser) - Harvard University has withdrawn a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning after outrage from intelligence officials, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who canceled a Thursday speaking engagement and called her an "American traitor." Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard Kennedy School, says Manning is still invited to speak at the... More »

Internet Reacts to Chelsea Manning's Vogue Photo

Annie Leibovitz photographed Manning for the September issue

(Newser) - If you've ever wanted to know the effect that liberation has on a person, Chelsea Manning is glad to show you. ABC News reports that the transgender soldier released from prison earlier this year posted a photo Thursday to her social media accounts that shows her smiling at the... More »

Chelsea Manning Explains Why She Did It

She says she accepts full responsibility for her actions in first interview

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning believed she had a "responsibility to the public" and didn't think she was risking national security when she leaked a trove of classified documents, the soldier said in her first interview since being released from a military prison last month, per the AP . The 29-year-old formerly... More »

Chelsea Manning: 'Here I Am Everyone'

Manning shares 1st photo since prison

(Newser) - US Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning was released Wednesday from military prison after serving seven years of a 35-year-sentence for sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks. On Thursday, she shared the first photo of herself since she was locked up, People reports. "Okay, so here I am everyone!!" Manning captioned... More »

Chelsea Manning's First Tweet Upon Release

'First steps of freedom!!'

(Newser) - Now that she's a free woman , Chelsea Manning is letting the world know. "First steps of freedom!!" she tweeted Wednesday upon her release from military prison, along with a photo of her feet. Manning also issued a statement picked up by NBC News , which read in part:... More »

Chelsea Manning Is Out of Prison

Soldier served 7 years for leaking US secrets

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning is no longer a federal prisoner. The 29-year-old was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas early Wednesday, report NBC News and the BBC . Manning, whose 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents was commuted by former President Obama, is expected to move back to Maryland. "She'... More »

Chelsea Manning's Freedom: 'We Didn't Think It Would Work'

Lawyers recount long-shot struggle ahead of her prison release this week

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning will be released from prison on Wednesday, thanks to former President Obama's decision to commute the bulk of her 35-year sentence for leaking government secrets. If you were surprised by that decision, you're not alone: As a story in Mother Jones explains, her legal team was,... More »

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