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

Larry Seltzer Larry at larryseltzer.com
Fri Mar 2 19:02:46 CST 2007


Now this is what funsec should be all about

Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
http://security.eweek.com/
http://blog.eweek.com/blogs/larry%5Fseltzer/
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larryseltzer at ziffdavis.com 

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Subject: [funsec] 'Embarrassed' Gun Suspect Sues Microsoft After FBI
FindsSex Videos On His PC

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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=1977008
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- - ferg

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