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Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split Regarding Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act | Arent Fox

Importantly, however, an individual does not violate the CFAA when he has improper motives for accessing information that is otherwise available to him or where he intends to misuse information to which he has authorized access. The full opinion is available here.


The CFAA was originally passed by Congress in 1986 in response to a rise in the number of “hacking” incidents and other computer-related crimes. Initially, the CFAA covered only certain financial information; however, it has since been expanded to cover any information from any computer used in or affecting interstate commerce or communication. As a

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When it’s internet or food, broadband policies aren’t working

This story is part of Crossing the Broadband Divide, CNET’s coverage of how the country is working toward making broadband access universal.

This week, 31-year-old Michelle from North Lanarkshire, Scotland, has access to the internet at home. But next week is already looking very different. Michelle’s family has fallen behind with the broadband payments, and even though they managed to reconnect only last weekend, they’ll be cut off again this Friday.

Michelle (who prefers gender-neutral pronouns and whose name has been changed to protect their privacy), together with their partner and 13-year-old daughter, has been homeless since February of

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