reports The Journal (Martinsburg, W. Va.). Thanks to GeekPress for the pointer.
About as dumb as the guy who stole a book of checks and forged the signature after making them out to himself.
Well, she's a private citizen, the information was left on her own computer, there would be no reasonable expectation of privacy on someone else's computer, as soon as she realized identifying information was on the computer she would have had probable cause anyway, and West Virginia isn't under the Ninth Circuit.
But she did access a protected computer, the facebook server, and very likely in violation of its TOS. Service providers generally frown upon accessing another's account without permission.
She didn't access [A protected computer], the burglar did, and left the information on her computer.
We don't know that. To access requires some basic action at a minimum. If the web page was left open, she didn't access the server but only her computer.
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