In this story from New Zealand courts, an “ethical hacker” with multiple prior fraud convictions escapes punishment after an unauthorized audit of a bank’s computer system. The judge was influenced by the fact that the information was important to preserve customer privacy and security, that the defendant hadn’t been convicted of anything in quite a while, and that he only distributed the audit information to the bank and not to outsiders, though he did ask for money in return for his services.

Pointing at Me

Originally uploaded by Terry Stedman.

I love this picture. Its a typical party at my alma mater, New College in Sarasota, Florida.