The 14 people arrested Tuesday in a crackdown on the Anonymous hacking group are not suspected of having links to criminal gangs, terrorist networks or foreign governments. They are alleged only to have participated in attacks on PayPal's website, after that company cut off payments to WikiLeaks.
But the FBI was determined to go after them anyway.
Commentator Andrei Codrescu has been reading some biographies this summer and he is not happy.
Mr. ANDREI CODRESCU (Author, "Whatever Gets You through the Night"): I picked up a biography of Kay Boyle by Joan Mellen. I met Kay in San Francisco in the '70s, a formidable grand dame with her regal presence and a radical temperament.
Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros plays live from his new solo record on today's World Cafe.
Alex Ebert launched his musical career as frontman for the quirky Los Angeles dance-rock group Ima Robot. When the band stagnated in 2007, he reinvented himself as Edward Sharpe, leader of neo-hippie folk collective the Magnetic Zeros, whose hit single "Home" climbed the charts in 2010.
Amid the apologies, the shaving cream pie and Wendi Deng Murdoch's now famous head slap, you might have missed an accusation made by Louise Mensch, a member of the British Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Committee. She alleged that Piers Morgan, a CNN talk show host and a former editor at News of the World and Daily Mirror, "boasted" about hacking into phones in his autobiography.