You’re not a criminal

So stop working and get back on Facebook!

Good news, slackers: It’s not illegal to use your work computer to shop on Amazon, set your fantasy roster, or, well, read Newser. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has shot down a Justice Department argument that a 1984 anti-hacking law covered not just hacking, but any unauthorized use of a computer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The judge writing the majority opinion said the government “failed to consider the effect on millions of ordinary citizens.”

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  1. I would get back on FB if my boss’s network filter allowed. 🙁
    That’s why I sometimes take my laptop to work.:-)

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