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Looks well qualified to run the coding bootcamp in her prison.



Only facing up to 5 years apparently. I wonder if that will change over time. Considering her hack is worse than what Aaron Swartz hacked (not PII) I cant believe she only gets 5 years.


> worse than what Aaron Swartz hacked (not PII)

Violation of copyright would appear to be a significantly worse offense according to present US law.


IANAL, but I believe part of the issue is that breaching a hundred million records is one data breach, but exfiltrating a few thousand journals is one infringement per journal.

In point of fact, the prosecutor on Swartz case (Stephen Heymann) had previous authored an article describing how the Internet age allowed crime to scale, enabling hackers to commit thousands of criminal acts per second. It's my personal belief that Heymann wanted to use Swartz' case as a validation of this belief.

(Source: The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet, ISBN 978-1476767727)


“Up to” limits on sentencing are different from what people actually get. Swartz supposedly would have got 6 months recommended by the prosecutor. https://mashable.com/2013/01/17/aaron-swartz-prosecutor-orti...


That is a lot of buzzwords.




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