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Andrew Auernheimer Case Horrifyingly Similar To Aaron Swartz Case

TrueSatan (1709878) writes | about a year and a half ago

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TrueSatan (1709878) writes "Thankfully Auernheimer doesn't appear suicidal, no thanks to US prosecutors, yet he has been under attack for an his act of altering an API URL that revealed a set of user data and posting details of same.

"In June of 2010 there was an AT&T webserver on the open Internet. There was an API on this server, a URL with a number at the end. If you incremented this number, you saw the next iPad 3G user email address. I thought it was egregiously negligent for AT&T to be publishing a complete target list of iPad 3G owners, and I took a sample of the API output to a journalist at Gawker."

http://gawker.com/5559346/apples-worst-security-breach-114000-ipad-owners-exposed

Auernheimer has been under investigation from that point onwards with restrictions on his freedom and ability to earn a living that are grossly disproportionate to any percieved crime. This is just as much a case of legislative over reach and the unfettered power of prosecutors as was Swartz's case."

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