Source: U.S. Senate
quote: Well lets see, does the government build safes and safe technology, in order to improve the national security of monitary deposits? no.
quote: Just offer them a choice when they get caught. Either go to jail or sign a job contract of the same lenght.
quote: But no, you're right. Lets send everybody to prison, it has worked so well in the past. Every person walking out of there is a shining beacon of reformed model citizen, so it'll be a far better option then anything... "productive".
quote: So if I murder someone in cold blood, can I get sent to the military instead of sitting in jail?
quote: If I start a bar fight unprovoked and beat 3 guys up half to death, instead of jail time can I be sent to the MMA?
quote: You're talking about treating cyber crimes like a doorway to a great career opportunity, instead of a serious and punishable crime. Even paying them like $50k a year?
quote: I don't think I'm "pro jail". I think if you commit a crime that warrants jail time, you should be punished for that crime and serve that sentence. Isn't that the whole point?
quote: You've obviously never been a victim of ID theft or had your credit card number stolen by hackers and misused. If you had I'm pretty sure the idea of your tax dollars going to paying their salary, when they should be in jail after costing you years of pain and aggravation, disgusting.
quote: Prisons are overcrowded because people don't fear being there enough, because we've made them into resorts better than the standard of living the convicts had outside.
quote: This is similar to what you wrote, except no, prisons are overcrowded because of the factor that more people commit crimes and more are caught. Getting the word out that certain crimes won't even be punished with more than a better job than a person already had, would merely create another incentive to being a criminal.
quote: Community service has always been a sentence that courts can pass on as a "punishment". With hackers it would be a lot like that - they would be performing a service to the country without the option to refuse. Who is the idiot who suggested they'd be getting paid a salary and have freedom to do what they want while serving out their sentence?
quote: But why is the power grid hooked up to the WWW?!
quote: I think that industry should have the ability to see these attacks and share them with us in real time. It's like neighborhood watch.