Originally Posted by JetPotato
It does appear to be an overly aggressive response by the government. Isn't it obvious why?
I would agree on that. Reminds me of the sentencing standards for bank robbery. And it's not just government, but corporations as well, who have an absolute terror of this sort of hacking. In end, human nature will not change, just the forms of communication. Every organization will have its "off the grid" conversations/communications to avoid an electronic trail. Wasn't that how Battlestar Galactica survived the Cylon attack, by being off the grid?
It's strange. I certainly see the merits of a free, fully accessible internet, and the desire for more transparency in the centers of power in our society. Just not seeing how you correspond that with violating privacy and shattering security measures of an organization. But it does make for some interesting revelations...