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A California computer consultant has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he engaged in an insidious “sextortion” scheme in which he hacked into scores of computers and used the personal information he found to extort sexually explicit videos from female victims, many of whom were juveniles. Luis Mijangos of Santa Ana, …

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Paris Hilton

So the moral of this tale is...

Switch off your computer (or at least disconnect / cover the camera) before engaging in anything you wouldn't want to share with the world.

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Big Brother

Who's laughing now?

Remember those tinfoil hat guys who used to turn the TV the other way so the government couldn't spy on them? Don't look so silly now do they?

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WTF?

Sounds like a lifetime

A lifetime of pedo registration. Hard to believe with that kind of evidence of underage exploitation that he would be off with such a little bail.

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Big Brother

Again...

It is a crime of blackmail, but because there was a computer involved somewhere in the crime it is all the big bad internet's fault and it (we) must be controlled.....

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Juveniles?

One would have thought that, if he really had imagery of juveniles in various stages of undress, he would be facing child porn charges and that hacking would then not be his biggest problem.

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Stop

Can't Be Tried For Same Crime Twice

@ JohnG, just because they are bringing extortion chargers, it doesn't mean they can't try him for anything else, nor do we have a list of charges but rather only that he pleads not guilty to a "plot", a statement so vague as to tell us nothing more than that he may deny some extent of wrongdoing.

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