Law and Order
The California computer science student who hacked various women’s computers for the purposes of “sextortion”—including Miss Teen USA 2013, Cassidy Wolf—has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. The sentence comes after Jared James Abrahams pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking and three counts of extortion last November.
When people Google themselves, they will probably discover a bunch of Facebook profiles belonging to people with identical names, various LinkedIn profiles, endless White Pages directories or embarrassing Myspace photos uploaded from forever ago which seem impossible to remove.
A Californian man who Googled his name was in the shock of his life after discovering he was in fact one of the state's most wanted men.
Law enforcement agencies in California are using devices that mimic cellular base stations to track mobile users, public records have revealed, triggering charges that the practice may be unconstitutional.
We're all hypocrites at heart. It's how we manage it that gets us through the day.
Take those who are charged with surveilling others. They don't always warm to being surveilled themselves.
"May it please the court if I place a cell phone up this court's trouser leg and take a picture or two?"
These words might have been the temptation of many after hearing an interestingly thought-out decision in Massachusetts.