Call yourself a 'hacker', lose your 4th Amendment right against seizures

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posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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Court rules coder's PC can be snatched in 'software knockoff' spat

A US district court has ruled that anyone calling themselves a "hacker" loses their Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and property seizures.

The court in Idaho decided that a software developer’s computer could be seized without him being notified primarily because his website stated: “We like hacking things and don’t want to stop.”

The ruling [PDF] came down in a case brought by Battelle Energy Alliance against ex-employee Corey Thuen and his company Southfork Security.

www.theregister.co.uk...

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Gotta love our "freedoms".




posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 02:20 PM
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Well, that does it, I'll never play golf again...

I don't want to lose all my stuff!



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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Can you imagine what will happen to those using the term "killer something" for them self.



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Its a pity they don't know the history around the term hacker....



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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i don't know how this post got into thread, i was posting in your 28 signs the west coast is being fried. thread

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posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 02:37 PM
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Yep, if they get around to reading the history, MIT is still in trouble. I don't think these judge will actually get it.



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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They should pass down a ruling saying that if you call yourself a "politician" you lose your right to not be beaten repeatedly with a cricket bat.



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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Krazysh0t
They should pass down a ruling saying that if you call yourself a "politician" you lose your right to not be beaten repeatedly with a cricket bat.


OH, i really like that but I was thinking a French haircut or at minimum tar and feathers. I am saving up feathers.



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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I think I'm going to start a weed abatement business and use that as my slogan.



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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I hope this turns out to be satire!!

What are they gonna do about this:

www.lifehack.org/
www.lifehack.org...

??



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 08:16 PM
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Do the people that made this ruling even know what the word means?

So when I engage in counter forensics as a learning exercise, will I be offending the USA?


The tipping point for the court comes from evidence that the defendants – in their own words – are hackers. By labeling themselves this way, they have essentially announced that they have the necessary computer skills and intent to simultaneously release the code publicly and conceal their role in that act.
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Also the above ... is that really what they've announced?

Essentially they've demonized all digital forensics specialists, and I'd argue that the 'Sophia' application is not protected the same way for example a computer game is. You can't sue a plumber for building pipes for another company, why is it then expected that the defendant in this case can wipe their memory of any applications they've written?

Unless there is some no-compete clause or something I guess (which are dubious at the best of times) I think this is pretty thick. The judge should also take a double take at what is being said, because without these 'hackers' and counter forensics outfits playing wargames there wouldn't be the forensic capabilities available to the court in the first place.

MUPPETS!



posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 09:49 PM
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Maxatoria
Its a pity they don't know the history around the term hacker....




Seriously. Next are they going to target people that blog and write about "Life Hacks?"







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