computer fraud and abuse act
A middle schooler could go to prison for a prank because cops don’t understand tech
It's time for police to end their dangerous misunderstanding of technology.
On Apr 14, 2015 by Gillian Branstetter
The fall of hacker-troll Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer
This is no longer just trolling.
On Oct 2, 2014 by Patrick Howell O'Neill
The new era of organized cybercrime
The Web has caused growing pains for the entertainment, retail, and media industries—and the mafia, too.
On Jan 24, 2014 by Miles Klee
Filmmaker joins NSA protest with Aaron Swartz tribute
Here's a first glimpse of the Aaron Swartz documentary, The Internet's Own Boy.
On Jan 11, 2014 by Dell Cameron
A first look at ‘The Internet’s Own Boy,’ the Aaron Swartz documentary
“I think he just cared and was super curious about the world," producer Brian Knappenberger said of Aaron Swartz, the subject of his new film.
On Nov 12, 2013 by Dell Cameron
“Aaron’s Law” introduced in Congress to reform computer fraud law
The House and Senate are considering a bill that would fix the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act used to charge activist Aaron Swartz.
On Jun 20, 2013 by Joe Kloc
NYPD detective charged with hacking fellow officers
Det. Edwin Vargas has been arrested under the same law as Aaron Swartz and Andrew "weev" Auernheimer.
On May 21, 2013 by Kevin Collier
Notes from a prison visit with Weev
Attorney Tor Ekeland recounts his recent visit with Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, who's currently serving a 41-month federal sentence.
On May 20, 2013 by [email protected]
Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer sends letter from prison
The famed hacker and troll has sent a heartbreaking letter from prison, where he's believed to be in solitary confinement.
On May 13, 2013 by Kevin Collier
Weev placed in solitary confinement for tweeting from prison
Hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer says he's being punished for communicating with the outside world.
On May 10, 2013 by Kevin Collier
Convicted hacker has no idea how to hack
David Nosal was charged under the same statute that Aaron Swartz was facing when he took his life, 1984’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
On Apr 25, 2013 by Curt Hopkins
The worst Internet bill in history isn’t getting worse
A bill to broaden the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been tabled indefinitely.
On Apr 15, 2013 by Kevin Collier
6 surprising ways you can violate “the worst law in technology”
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 is under fire after the high-profile case of activist Aaron Swartz, but he's not the only one to face controversial charges under the law.
On Mar 25, 2013 by Kevin Collier
“Aaron’s Law” gets a new draft, with input from Reddit
Rep. Zoe Lofgren took Reddit's suggestions in her efforts to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
On Feb 4, 2013 by Curt Hopkins