26 June 00:00
Early hackers were the enthusiasts and homebrewers of their time, interested in finding out how things worked and how they could be used differently — far from the ’script-kiddies’ of the modern internet environment.
Notable for being an iconic figure in the hacking community, John ‘Captain Crunch’ Draper: “hacking is non-destructive, and should be more about learning how to use computers and what you can do with them.”
Dmitry, 25, is a mathematics teacher for graduate and high school students who also develops free software and is a staunch privacy activist. To this end, he operates an exit node for Tor from his home in Moscow.
Police arrested Dmitry Bogatov in early April and seized all the computer equipment in his home. They claim that he had been posting messages on the forum sysadmin.ru that were inciting violence, such as a message on 29 March that encouraged people to turn up at Red Square in Moscow on 2 April to protest... bringing bottles, fabric, gasoline, turpentine and foam plastic.
Dmitry currently being held in pretrial detention center and he is limited in access to information. Letters is almost the only way to contact the outside world for Dmitry, and it’s important for him to know that he got supporters. Unfortunately, it’s only possible to write in Russian language.
Contact us via freebogatovcock.li (GPG key: 0xC70F74F7211C6E36).