The proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act spurred more than just angry tweets. The EFF and others are calling for people to rise up and flood congressmen with CFAA reform demands.
Changes proposed to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act include strengthening prison sentences and broadening the definition of computer crime.
"It's a f*cking ludicrous charge," Auernheimer told me this morning from New Jersey. "The FBI has tried to frame me for terrorism five times, and by their own admission they've been surveilling me since I was 15 years old."
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) is introducing a new piece of legislation that would limit the number of charges brought against someone who violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
Recently, California found it illegal to ask prospective employees for their social network credentials. But it seems if you're already hired and give your user name and password to a co-worker, she can take over your social profile with no legal repercussions. At least, under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, according to Ars Technica.