Computer Fraud and Abuse Act News
I migrated this from the news blog discussion because I thought it was a little tangential.
I thought the following news could potentially be of interest to preppers, especially if you take OpSec very seriously and don’t always like saying who you are.
The Department of Justice made revisions to its Computer Fraud and Abuse Act policy (see also here, though I want to clarify that I don’t consider myself a libertarian and I don’t necessarily agree with everything on the Reason Magazine Web site):
- The DOJ will not prosecute “good faith security research” or “White Hat hacking.”
- In most circumstances, companies won’t be able to arbitrarily make it a felony to violate terms of service.
- In severe cases (maybe “stalking-like” behavior that doesn’t rise to the level of being illegal, like a guy writes about a woman without directly harassing her) the violator must discontinue the behavior after receiving and reading a cease and desist letter.
Of course, social media companies will know who you are if we end up with a left-wing dictatorship, right-wing dictatorship, or some other form of authoritarian government. Prep accordingly.