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Using your spouse's Netflix password is a felony

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nocaster, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Nocaster

    Nocaster Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Wow. ........
    Password Sharing Is Now a Crime - Schneier on Security (https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/07/password_sharin_1.html)

    "In a truly terrible ruling, the US 9th Circuit Court ruled that using someone else's password with their permission but without the permission of the site owner is a federal crime."

    "For you and me, this case means that unless Netflix specifically authorizes you to share your password with your friend, you're breaking federal law."

    I hope people that engage in vile felonious password sharing don't have access to firearms or voting booths. /sarcasm
     
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  2. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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  3. Nocaster

    Nocaster Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Fine, so it doesn't apply to Netflix. It's still a bad law, and I was trying to illustrate that loss of firearms and voting rights for password snaring is stupid. No need to be a bubblegum about it.
     
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  4. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I didn't see it as an offense towards you. More like an example of how passing along bogus information can make us look like one of those ThisIsaGhostGunThatShoots30roundsInaHalfSecondwithA30caliberMagazineClip retards.
     
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  5. Nocaster

    Nocaster Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Either way, no need for me to be that thin skinned, either. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
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  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    But leaking confidential state department documents isn't....
     
  7. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if you took what I said the wrong way--308 hit it on the head.
     
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  8. Nocaster

    Nocaster Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    No worries, man, I was posting past my bedtime and on a short fuse due to some work issues. My apologies.

    It's all about the criminal intent, dontchaknow.
     
  9. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    But Hillary!