Journalist Glenn Greenwald’s cybercrime charges dismissed by Brazil judge

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A judge in Brazil has rejected the accusations of hacking leveled at Glenn Greenwald after he reported on the country’s anti-corruption task force, The Associated Press reports. Prosecutors had claimed the journalist was guilty of criminal association after The Intercept Brasil published a series of reports based on private messages involving the country’s justice minister. Greenwald was accused of not just receiving information gained via hacking, but of actively aiding the alleged hackers.

The charges were heavily criticized as an attack on the freedom of the press, and Greenwald’s lawyers claimed that they challenged a previous ruling from the country’s Supreme Court, which had barred investigations into The Intercept Brasil in…

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