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Hacker Weev’s Chilling Conviction Is Overturned

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, reversing a verdict that was viewed as having a chilling effect on the work of researchers who help keep the Internet safe. Prosecutors said Auernheimer, 28, is a publicity-hungry hacker who broke the law when he found a security flaw in an…
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