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Adrian Lamo, Bradley Manning & the 'Hackers Wanted' Documentary

Gregory Foster, after viewing the "Hackers Wanted" documentary, which was leaked to BitTorrent just before the Manning-Lamo chats allegedly began, proceeds to investigate what role the documentary might have played in the turn of events that ultimately ended in Pfc. Bradley Manning's arrest.
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

>@WaybackMachine has a record of "Can You Hack It?" citing the film in post-production as of May 20, 2007: #HackWand

08/08/2011 09:16:47 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

>@Wired's #Manning-#Lamo chat logs are said to begin on May 21, 2010; see note that chat logs do not include timestamp:

08/08/2011 09:20:36 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

On May 20, 2010 the documentary was released to BitTorrent as "Hackers Wanted"; Wikipedia: #Anonymous #AntiSec

08/08/2011 09:22:31 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

@TorrentFreak called up Adrian Lamo [ @6 ] on May 20, 2010 to get his comment on the film leak: #Anonymous

08/08/2011 09:26:56 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

Via @6, the film hadn't been released as "the producer @DanaBrunetti had too many 'ego conflicts' w/ the cast & crew."

08/08/2011 09:32:30 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

@TorrentFreak says the film's Director, Sam Bozzo, may have felt differently about distributing films via BitTorrent:

08/08/2011 09:35:21 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

As Adrian Lamo [ @6 ] seems to have convinced Sam Bozzo to "leak" another film to #BitTorrent the previous year:

08/08/2011 09:38:25 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

That Sam Bozzo film is "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" (2008); IMDb:; torrents:

08/08/2011 09:40:42 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

On June 12, 2010 an "unreleased director's cut" of Bozzo's film (the director) was released to BitTorrent:

08/08/2011 09:43:31 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

On June 13, 2010, @TorrentFreak interviewed "Director Sam Bozzo On BitTorrent and the Movie Industry":

08/08/2011 09:44:20 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

>@TorrentFreak says #PirateBay user room101bellboy was given Director's Cut by an unnamed source; TPB profile:

08/08/2011 09:52:02 WIB
Dana Brunetti @DanaBrunetti

@gregoryfoster sorry you wasted your time on it and unfortunate that you support piracy and steal unfinished work.

08/08/2011 09:53:14 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

The Pirate Bay [ @tpbdotorg ] - "Hackers Wanted (Unreleased Director's Cut)" (June 12, 2010) by room101bellboy:

08/08/2011 09:53:45 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

@DanaBrunetti Hi! I'm just following the rabbit hole. Can you tell me about the film? I am all rabbit-like ears.

08/08/2011 09:54:53 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

>@DanaBrunetti Are you willing to engage in a conversation about the film, why you did not support its release, & what happened? #Anonymous

08/08/2011 09:57:20 WIB
Dana Brunetti @DanaBrunetti

@gregoryfoster the film was never completed due to manipulation by one publicity seeking self centered subject.

08/08/2011 09:57:29 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

>@DanaBrunetti Opinion on timing of the film's release to BitTorrent the day before the #Lamo-#Manning chats are said to have taken place?

08/08/2011 09:59:42 WIB
Dana Brunetti @DanaBrunetti

@gregoryfoster Prefer not to as I do not wish to play into the publicity and desired result subject wanted and received because of it

08/08/2011 10:00:33 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

@DanaBrunetti I can respect that. I'm going to continue on my way. Nice meeting you, and I will look into your other work soon.

08/08/2011 10:02:46 WIB
Dana Brunetti @DanaBrunetti

@gregoryfoster Film led him to "him" - see chat log - which resulted in more publicity than "he" could have ever imagined. "His" dream.

08/08/2011 10:03:21 WIB
Dana Brunetti @DanaBrunetti

@gregoryfoster unfortunate that one's life was ruined and he ended up in jail because his viewing of it led him into the mouth of a snake.

08/08/2011 10:08:23 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

>@DanaBrunetti It seems like #Manning reached out to him after viewing the film. There's ambiguity in the log text:

08/08/2011 10:13:03 WIB
Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster

Manning: (10:38:59 AM) bradass87: actually how i noticed you [Hackers Wanted, or calling for donations for film]:

08/08/2011 10:13:58 WIB
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Gregory Foster @gregoryfoster 08/08/2011 23:23:35 WIB
The "Hackers Wanted" rabbit hole: Adrian #Lamo, Bradley #Manning, WikiLeaks, Chet Uber, Project Vigilant.