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Expanding Draconian Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Powers
by Stephen Lendman
CFAA destroys personal freedoms.
A previous article discussed CFAA. It explained the following:
It's an anti-hacking law. It's a computer trespass law. It criminalizes accessing computer systems "without authorization."
"(E)xceeds authorized access" terminology was left undefined.
In 1984, it was enacted. It was amended numerous times. It's primarily a criminal law. It covers seven types of offenses.
They include obtaining national security information, compromising confidentiality, trespassing in a government computer, accessing a system to defraud and/or obtain value, damaging a computer or information therein, trafficking in passwords, and threatening to damage a computer.
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