Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Mar 2011 13:19 UTC
Legal And so Sony's crusade against Playstation 3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz continues. After Sony getting all of Geohot's computers and access to server logs and personal details from many of his websites and social media accounts, Sony has now been given access to Geohot's PayPal account, and all information within it - including of the people he has had financial dealings with.
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by marblesbot on Fri 18th Mar 2011 02:30 UTC
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Forgetting what the PS3 is and can do or can't do, or what GeoHot intentions were and the way Sony treats their loyal customers, is it really legal for them to have access to his bank accounts over this? Is he being accused of terrorism? How can you prove that he received donations for the use of hacking his PS3? If he even received donations at all, which is strictly between him and the donor. And, of course, his bank, who I thought had some kind of guarantee of privacy for it's customers. It sounds like if Sony had a case, they wouldn't need to go through such lengths. If you need to request access to something that has nothing to do with what you're trying to prove just to see if you have a chance at doing something here instead of there, you don't have a leg to stand on. This judge is an idiot!

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