AT&T, Apple Email Hack Wasn't Illegal, 3rd Circ. Told

Law360, Philadelphia (March 19, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT) -- The actions of a hacker convicted of gaining unauthorized access to AT&T Inc. servers and obtaining over 114,000 email addresses of Apple iPad users did not constitute a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, an attorney for the defendant told the Third Circuit on Wednesday.

Orin Kerr, an attorney at the George Washington University School of Law representing defendant Andrew Auernheimer, told a three-judge panel that data obtained by his client was publicly available on the Internet and that the indictment his client was...
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