[hcs-d] Having Linux is now a CRIME

Brad Seiler seiler at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Apr 18 01:57:57 EDT 2009


One other thing I'll point out is that the warrant includes a few choice items:

- A CPU is apparently capable of storing data, as is an optical
scanner, a modem, and a firewall....
- The warrant is for passwords and "protocols" as well. Scary shit.

-- Brad



On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Randy Cole <randyokc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Very interesting.  Looks like they got him cold on sending out the
> alleged email prank.  But Harvey Silverglate says that isn't necessarily
> a crime.  The thing referred two Mass laws he allegedly broke - did he
> break those laws?
>
> There is no evidence that he used his cell phone to hack computers.  And
> the ipod should only have been included if the warrant included illegal
> downloads.
>
> Ubuntu isn't a common OS at BC?  I didn't realize the network recorded
> what OS I was using.  I guess it is recording whatever the browser says
> he is using?
>
> Evil dual-booting with white-on-black text mode!!  Jailbreaking cell
> phones (talk about a loaded phrase).  That's perfectly legal.
>
> Redacted's computer doesn't work, and two experts can't tell why.  That
> isn't evidence of hacking.
>
> Why did he have an email address from a state of FL domain?
>
> This reminds me of the time the police searched a programmer I know's
> house and found "over 100 floppy disks".
>
> It is a very interesting search warrant affidavit, I bet it took a long
> time to create that document.  Thanks Brad/EFF for the info!
>
> Randy
>
> Brad Seiler wrote:
>> I have no knowledge about what the guy did or didn't do, but the
>> information in the affidavit is just absurd, and it should frighten
>> all of us that a judge would accept arguments like that as probable
>> cause for a warrant.
>>
>> -- Brad
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Andy Brody <abrody at hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> As usual, matters are a little bit more complicated than the EFF suggests.
>>> The more serious alleged offense is changing grades in the BC grading
>>> system.
>>>
>>> http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2009/04/15/bc_senior_fights_seizure_of_his_computer/
>>>
>>>
>>> Brad Seiler wrote:
>>>
>>>> http://www.eff.org/cases/re-matter-search-warrant-boston-college
>>>>
>>>> -- Brad
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