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posted by Joel Kight in Lifestyle

Is it a crime to lie about your weight online?

November 15, 2011

If you use a fake name on Facebook (or another social media site) or if you lie about anything else such as your weight on a dating site, you could be commiting a crime. 

The Department of Justice is using a little-known computer hacking law from the 1980s to prosecute people who violate the Terms of Service of a website. 

By using this law to its fullest extent, if you lie about your name and anything about yourself on a website with a Terms of Service and you violate those terms, you could be prosecuted.

Read more about this at www.cnet.com.

It is a little extreme but it could happen if the Department of Justice chooses to translate this law to its fullest extent.  

Should violations of contractual terms between private websites and individuals be a criminal offense?

Could this be the beginning of the end of online anonymity?

 

Replies- Please Read The Terms of Service Before Posting:

 

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