FBI vs Lauri Love, Round Whatever Number It Is Now: FBI Loses Face on Google

Screen Shot of a google search result showing the FBI's official press release relating to the case of Lauri Love 2015-03-13 at 5.54.31 PM

Screen Shot of a google search result showing the FBI’s official press release relating to the case of Lauri Love 2015-03-13 at 5.54.31 PM

So, yes, if you Google British activist Lauri Love’s name, you find the FBI press release relating to his US criminal charges. If you happen to be running Avast anti-virus software, you will also see a warning from Avast that the site has “a bad reputation.”

If you try a similar search for “Jeremy Hammond” or other subjects of FBI press releases, you don’t get that warning.

We’re cautious about attributing this action to anyone or any group in particular, but it does look like Love has got some supporters out there, conscientiously filing reports against that FBI page while the subject of the page duly slogs things out in court and in pretrial paperwork.

Love’s latest crusade: suing to get his computer equipment back from the government, who is fighting to hold on to it long enough to decrypt the encrypted contents.

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Categories: Activism, Anonymous, Court Cases, Crypto, Cyber, FBI, Google, Hackers, Hacktivism, Humor, Lauri Love, Malware, News

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