[funsec] 'Embarrassed' Gun Suspect Sues Microsoft After FBI Finds Sex Videos On His PC

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Fri Mar 2 17:07:12 CST 2007


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Via InformationWeek.

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A man awaiting trial for alleged gun crimes is suing Microsoft for privacy
violations after FBI agents seized his home computer during a raid and
found files containing sexually explicit videos of him and his girlfriend
and evidence that he frequented pornographic Web sites.

Michael Alan Crooker, currently in jail in Connecticut, says security
features advertised by Microsoft and its business partners should have kept
federal agents from accessing the files on his PC. In court papers filed
this week in Massachusetts Superior Court, Crooker says he "suffered great
embarrassment" as a result of Microsoft's failure to keep the FBI's prying
eyes off his computer.

He is suing the software maker for $200,000 in compensatory and punitive
damages.

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More:
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197700861

- - ferg

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