SC SUPREME COURT RULES HACKING IS LEGAL
If you can guess the user name and password to someone’s email address, then you can legally hack their account in South Carolina.
Wait … what?
That’s right … according to the S.C. Supreme Court, hacking email accounts does not constitute a violation of privacy. And we’re not talking about hacking in the name of national security (some people – not us – distinguish “good” hacking from “bad” hacking), we’re talking everyday domestic disputes – like a daughter-in-law hacking the account of her father-in-law in order to determine the name of his mistress.
Amazing, isn’t it?
We can’t think of any instance in which it ought to be permissible for a person’s private emails to be legally “hacked.” In our opinion, doing so constitutes a gross invasion of privacy under any circumstances. In fact the most frightening component of this ruling is that government agencies are likely to use it as a justification for all sorts of snooping.
So … should S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley be worried by this?
Of course not … because remember in her case, there was no password.