Every morning I wake up and watch the world end. I’m aware this seems melodramatic. However, it’s the cold, hard truth. We use the phrases 'climate crisis' and 'climate emergency' not because we wish to ignite fear, but because they are accurate....
Too often, the steps we must take to curb the climate crisis are dismissed as too radical, too costly, too inconvenient. Compared to what? Is making ecocide an international #crime more radical than allowing the ocean to catch fire because it’s profitable for Big #Oil? Is stopping fossil fuel subsidies more radical than logging 2,000-year-old cedars on Vancouver Island? Is investing in a just transition to a sustainable economy for all workers more radical than bulldozing sacred sites and forcing oil pipelines through Indigenous burial grounds at gunpoint?#environment #protest #earth #future #humanrights #politics #humanity
In a narrow interpretation of the law, the #court essentially interpreted the #CFAA as a prohibition on breaking into a #computer system, whether that's as an outside #hacker or as an authorized user breaking into some gated part of that system.Now remember the case of #AaronSchwartz. He downloaded the files with his normal access rights and did not commit any #crime according to the decision above. Nevertheless, he was investigated, which led to his suicide. Unfortunately, this will probably have no #consequences for the #prosecution.
"This provision covers those who obtain information from particular areas in the computer—such as files, folders, or databases—to which their computer access does not extend," the majority opinion reads. "It does not cover those who, like #VanBuren, have improper motives for obtaining information that is otherwise available to them."