Civil Liberties

District Court: Orders Computer Confiscated Because Idaho Man Described Himself as "Hacker" Online



A federal court has ruled that a software developer's computer be seized and copied after he described himself as a hacker on his website. In an order published last week, the US District Court for Idaho ruled that the computer of developer Corey Thuen be confiscated in connection with an intellectual property dispute with his former employer. The court ordered the seizure of the computer without first informing Thuen, saying his background as a "hacker" made it likely that he would delete evidence: Southfork's website read in part: "We like hacking things and we don't want to stop."

h/t Julian Gerson