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Mind Control, Human Hacking & the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

Here is a thought to ponder: Would it violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to hack a person? Based on the broad definition of computer that is used in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act I believe that the answer could be “yes.” Here is why: The CFAA applies to anything with a microchip […]

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Discussion of Problems with Proposed Cybercrime Legislation

There are many proposals floating around Capitol Hill that will purport to beef up our nation’s current cybercrime laws, first and foremost the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. I have recently read two very good articles that do a nice job of explaining many of the inadequacies of the proposed legislation and is well worth […]

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3 Recent Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Cases Worth Noting

Three recent Computer Fraud and Abuse Act cases decided over the last couple of months are worth looking at because they show the following points, respectively: (1) the CFAA in its current form does not give consumers an adequate remedy for privacy related data breach issues; (2) the CFAA’s focus on “access” is more akin […]

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Smartphones and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act–Already Covered?

“Everything has a computer in it nowadays” as we are told by Steve Wozniak, one of the co-founders of Apple Computer. See U.S. v. Kramer, 631 F.3d 900 (8th Cir. 2011). This quote was featured prominently in the Kramer opinion handed down on February 8, 2011 in which the United States Court of Appeals for […]

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