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AUTHOR: Ray DATE: 1/12/2005 07:27:00 PM ----- BODY: Hacker breaches T-Mobile systems, reads US Secret Service email | The Register

Give a kid some internet access and he thinks he can change the world or steal it. Changing the world that's a good thing as long as it's for the good that is. What gets me about this is the final paragraph:

The same source also offers an explanation for the secrecy surrounding the case: the Secret Service, the source says, has offered to put the hacker to work, pleading him out to a single felony, then enlisting him to catch other computer criminals in the same manner in which he himself was caught. The source says that Jacobsen, facing the prospect of prison time, is favorably considering the offer.

Now doesn't that beat all? Why dont we let him spend his first prison term first with a nice fat pipe of internet access behind the gray bars.

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