Judge orders self-described hacker’s computer seized without warning

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In a rare move, a federal court in Idaho recently ordered a software developer’s computer seized and its contents copied without prior notice because the developer described himself as a ‘hacker’ on his website.

Judge Lynn Winmill, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, issued the ruling even as he acknowledged it was “very rare” and “extraordinary.” Nonetheless, he maintained it was necessary under the circumstances. “The tipping point for the Court comes from evidence that the defendants – in their own words – are hackers,” Winmill wrote.

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