Court Precedents Protect Some Civil Liberties Online
Bad facts make bad law, writes David Kravets at Wired, but sometimes bad people make good law. In his story How These 5 Dirtbags Radically Advanced Your Digital RightsKravets describes court cases won by a dug dealer, a child pornographer and other fraudsters that dramatically expanded our digital rights. The cases set precedents that help keep email and whereabouts private, limit gadget searches at the U.S. border and limit the legal definition of unlawful hacking. Read the story here.