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Chris Chaney pleads guilty to hacking over 50 celebrities' smartphones for fun and profit

Source: AP on Google News





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By StevoLincolnite on 12/17/2012 10:20:43 PM , Rating: 5
Simple solution to all of this...

They simply should have used their common sense and not put nude photo's of themselves on portable devices which can easily be: Lost, stolen or hacked or whatever.

Everyone is happy then, well... Except for the hormonal teenagers.

Also, 10 years? That's twice as long as the average rape sentence!




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By robiwon on 12/18/2012 2:34:36 AM , Rating: 2
So, we should give up our basic right to some sort privacy, because of basement dweller combined some lame code that cannot prevent the simplest of hacks.

Last time I checked most houses have glass windows. It is a crime to break a window and go through someones personal belongings. How is this any different? Have you ever experienced a home break-in?

This guy seems like he is a serial home invader of the digital kind. He can enjoy the next few years of having his personal space "invaded".


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By StevoLincolnite on 12/18/2012 4:35:06 AM , Rating: 5
I'm not saying to give up your basic rights, that's putting words in my mouth.
I'm just saying to use common sense.
You will NEVER stop hackers and you will never be able to have 100% privacy, it's just the way the world works.

You will always get people who break into your home, go through your letter box, stalk you on social networks etc'.

You can however minimize such risks.


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By cyberguyz on 12/18/2012 6:00:09 AM , Rating: 5
"Last time I checked most houses have glass windows. It is a crime to break a window and go through someones personal belongings. How is this any different? Have you ever experienced a home break-in?"

There's a big difference here: You can't take your house with you and leave it sitting in a restaurant or get mugged for it.

Do you get 10 years for a Break & Enter? Max I have ever heard of is 2 years. Paedophiles don't even get 10 years.

Agreed invasion of privacy is a crime, but is it a crime that required the same kind of punishment as rape or murder? Judge in this case seems to think so.

the question isn't if this guy should be punished. Of course he should. The question is "Does the punishment fit the crime?". Shit no.


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By ilt24 on 12/18/2012 9:16:51 AM , Rating: 2
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Do you get 10 years for a Break & Enter? Max I have ever heard of is 2 years. Paedophiles don't even get 10 years.


How many years does a person get for dozens of B&E's with some of them done after an inital arrest? He wasn't in court for one criminal act, it was a long string of them.


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By cyberguyz on 12/20/2012 6:02:36 AM , Rating: 1
Not 10 years. Perhaps 5 for the "3-time-loser".

Sorry, but the punishment just does NOT fit the crime. This judge's has verdict was faulty.

On the defendant's side, he was stupid as shit to plead 'guilty' and expect mercy. He should have fought it. At least then he would be able to appeal. But if you plead guilty, you pretty much throw that possibility away and this judge knew it.

I am sure he made a whole lot of rich celebrities really happy.


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By SandmanWN on 12/21/2012 1:10:01 PM , Rating: 2
He did the smart thing. He took a one shot punishment deal for all cases and placed it on the leniency of a single judge.

Do you really think he would have done better with 50 individual cases each with a high priced celebrity lawyer involved?
Guy would be in jail for the rest of his life if he fought that battle.


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By tng on 12/18/2012 10:49:15 AM , Rating: 2
I have to agree with SL here, that is why I keep all my porn on non networked storage!


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By Spookster on 12/18/2012 6:14:57 PM , Rating: 3
They should have given him more years for not finding more photos than what he did. You can't just throw us a couple of photos and leave it at that. We want more!!!


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