bernieS has been hacking phones, radios, computers, and government agencies for far too long - and sometimes pushes the envelope too far. In 1995 the Secret Service imprisoned him for over a year for merely possessing communications hardware and software they claimed made him "dangerous." Later the Department of Justice admitted "there were no victims in the offense" and that they were primarily concerned about his blowing the covers of agents who were surveilling hackers. bernieS continues investigating and reporting on technologies and government activities the authorities would rather not publicize. He's often heard on WBAI's Off The Hook and seen volunteering at technology non-profits.