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[liberationtech] Please Help Netroots Blogger Lowell Feld

Julian Oliver julian at
Thu Mar 7 08:22:10 PST 2013


I wouldn't advise trying to hack into Yahoo's data center. Looking to recruit to
do this on a publicly readable list isn't super sane either.

I don't think anything can be done about it, without risking jail time,
especially now that Lowell's intent is out of the bag.



..on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 08:07:00AM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
> From: Lowell Feld <lowkell at>
> I just found out this morning from a friend that a bunch of my emails
> were stolen and are available publicly, online, in a Yahoo group. Ugh.
> Any thoughts on what I can do about this, other than contacting Yahoo
> security (already did) and filing a police report (already did)?
> I really would like this Yahoo group with my stolen emails - actually,
> they're mostly emails from OTHER people TO me - deleted immediately.
> I'm concerned that they said stuff they wouldn't want made public
> (e.g., saying harsh things about someone). Yahoo tells me I'll hear
> back in 24-48 hours, which seems ridiculously slow.
> Any other ideas? Do you know any good hackers or online security
> people who don't charge a small fortune?
> Thanks.
> - Lowell
> P.S. This apparently went on for about 5 years, from December 2005 to
> March 2011 (see
>  I'm utterly
> astounded.
> *****
> FYI -- here is Lowell's bio:
> Lowell Feld is founder and editor of Blue Virginia, the largest
> progressive blog in Virginia. In 2003, Feld was heavily involved
> in the Draft Wesley Clark movement, running two grassroots websites —
> Environmentalists for Clark and Hispanics for Clark. In early 2006,
> Feld co-founded the Draft James Webb movement, gathering 1,000
> signatures and $40,000 in pledges for a Webb candidacy in just a few
> weeks. In July 2006, Feld joined the Webb for Senate campaign as its
> netroots coordinator, helping to raise more than $4 million online
> (out of about $8 million total).  In 2008, Feld consulted for the
> South Dakota Democratic Party and the Judy Feder for Congress
> campaign. He is co-author of the book, "Netroots Rising: How a Citizen
> Army of Progressive Bloggers and Online Activists is Changing American
> Politics." In addition, Feld has 17+ years of experience in world oil
> markets as an analyst and team leader with the U.S. Energy Information
> Administration.
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Julian Oliver

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