Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) is a gray-hat hacker and self-described internet troll who is facing up to 10 years in prison for breaching AT&T's servers.
In this full interview with New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi, he proclaims his innocence and explains why he goes after companies and individuals on the internet.
"I take data that corporations publish and I use it to criticize them," Auernheimer said. "I get a very visceral pleasure from embarrassing a Fortune 500 company."
Auernheimer talks about why Jesus, Brigham Young and Andrew Jackson are some of his heroes and what he plans to do in behind bars if he is in fact sentenced to prison time as expected.
"I will write books. I will read a lot. I plan on going through Donald Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming," he said. "I gotta catch up on my Milton and Byron and Keats."
Auernheimer plans to appeal.