Legal Issues

Man Convicted of Illegally Accessing AT&T Servers by ‘Impersonating’ an iPad

A 27-year-old New York man known online as “Weev” was convicted Tuesday of “impersonating” an iPad in order to gain access to AT&T’s servers and swiping 114,000 email addresses, including some belonging to celebrities.

Andrew Auernheimer faces up to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to access a protected computer without authorization and fraud in connection with personal information.

US Supreme Court Ends Warrantless GPS Tracking

In a decision that was closeley watched by civil liberties group and the technology industry, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that GPS tracking devices constitute a “search” and that authorities must obtain a warrant before placing one on a suspect’s vehicle.

Economic pressures are driving more businesses and governments to nervously eye cloud computing, despite
myriad unanswered questions that swirl around a single central concern: security. This was backdrop for a panel discussion
between CISOs at this week’s RSA Conference. Read the full article. [Network World]

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