Computer-hacking law



Wired (June 29) -- Four academic researchers, including Karrie Karahalios, a professor of computer science at Illinois, who specialize in uncovering algorithmic discrimination against users on websites, have filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department. The researchers say that a decades-old federal anti-hacking statute is preventing them from doing work to detect discrimination. Also: Wired (June 29), PC Magazine (June 29), ComputerWorld (June 29), Fusion (June 29), TechCrunch (June 29), ColorLines (June 29), The National Law Journal (June 29), Morning Consult (June 29), Forbes (June 30), eNews Park Forest (June 30).