“Checking Facebook at Work Could Be Illegal”

by Walter Olson on December 14, 2012

Though the Ninth Circuit has differed, four federal circuit courts of appeal have read the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to criminalize unauthorized access to computers even when the breach in question was to overstep contractual terms of service or the access a computer provider intended to furnish. As reported earlier, that leaves open possibilities of private liability or even felony conviction for behavior that in no way resembles hacking. [Mashable]

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1 Michael Ehline 12.15.12 at 12:36 pm

I was waiting for this to potentially happen. Social media has been a major game changer.

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