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Re: City apologizes for ORBZ shutdown....
I love it: "The detective had no reason not to believe he was pursuing a hacker when he issued a search warrant," Reen said. "The purpose of the search warrant was to determine the identity of the person who sent the email that caused our system to fail so we could then determine whether further investigation would be necessary." So now, instead of the legal system being the last recourse when reasonable people can't settle their differences, it's the first place you go. No wonder we're such a litigious society. I think there's a tiny bit of an actual operational issue here. Apparently, some people don't understand how to interact with each other about Internet issues that cross providers. If there had been an actual malicious hacker, in the time it took to get a search warrant and talk to ORBZ's attorney, many other sites could have been compromised and the logging information needed to track the perpetrator could have been lost. David Schwartz <email@example.com> -- We're interested in USENET peering relationships in Northern California. Email for info.