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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.

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