by Mike Masnick
Wed, May 1st 2013 3:47pm
We've talked plenty about the government abusing the CFAA to pretend that some minor hacks were some giant criminal conspiracy, but now even the mainstream press is starting to recognize that an overactive Justice Department seems so freaked out by computers that it feels the need to use the CFAA over and over again against minor hacks. We've covered the various cases mentioned in the article in the past, but it's good to see a paper such as the Washington Post call the administration out for its silly overreactions. It's as if they see a computer and assume that something bad must be happening. At no point, when it comes to these cases, does the DOJ seem to step back and look at the actual seriousness of any of these cases.
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