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  • Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, also known as the CFAA, is the federal anti-hacking statute that prohibits unauthorized access to computers and networks. It was passed in 1984, and has been used to convict thousands of people, but critics say it's also been abused by prosecutors in cases that have nothing to do with hacking. They say the law is long overdue for an overhaul to curb misuse. The ... 2 hours ago
  • Plea Bargains & Prosecutors: An Exchange Robert Swartz and Michael M. Baylson, reply by Jed S. Rakoff To the Editors : Judge Jed S. Rakoff has written an excellent article about the serious failures of our judicial system and makes a number of excellent recommendations. He does, I think, miss a couple of important points. 1 day ago
  • Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor An anonymous reader writes: It's no secret that prosecutors usually throw every charge they can at an alleged criminal, but the case of Aaron Swartz brought to light how poorly-written computer abuse laws lend themselves to this practice. Now, another perfect example has resolved itself: a hacker with ties to Anonymous was recently threatened with 44 felony counts of computer fraud and ... 1 day ago
  • Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor The defense attorney for one young hacker with ties to Anonymous argues prosecutors indicted his client on 44 baseless felony charges as an intimidation and smear tactic. The post Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor appeared first on WIRED . 2 days ago
  • On the lanes: Area bowlinG league scores AMRON LANES Hivleys Sportsman — Matt Bertolette 277-260-232-769, Aaron Nenadic 258-245-237-740, 5 days ago
  • SFBRHS Introduces New Agriculture Club St. Francis Borgia Regional High School launched an agriculture club this school year. Pictured above are students in the club. In front, from left, are Meghan Seibert, Jordan Pohl, Jessica Filla, Madelyn Tuepker, Chelsea Pohl, Jessica Siedhoff, Hanna Stamminger and Holly Swartz. 2 weeks ago
  • Why Republican Politicians Support Marijuana Reform So Strongly NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) - Election Day 2014 made big winners out of recreational users of marijuana in Alaska and Oregon. The two states join the ranks of Colorado and Washington that are profiting from the sale of marijuana's recreational use. 2 weeks ago
  • Worldwide Aaron Swartz Day Memorial Hackathons This Weekend New submitter sterlingcrispin writes: There are hackathons taking place all over the world in memory of Aaron Swartz this weekend, November 8th and 9th. The goal is to "bring together the varied communities that Aaron touched to figure out how the important problems of the world connect, and to share the load of working on those problems." If you are interested in open access, privacy, free ... 2 weeks ago
  • How to Celebrate Aaron Swartz’s Legacy? Go to a Hackathon This Weekend Despite what you may have heard to the contrary, in the tech community, hacking is a good thing. 3 weeks ago
  • 'Wasting time on the Internet' is a real Ivy League college class Finally, all those hours spent noodling around on social media can be harnessed into real college credit at a prestigious institution. 4 weeks ago

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