Re: Velv, "taking something they enjoy"
But they said that he's still allowed to use social networks, which from the sound of it is probably the only thing this guy used his computer for anyway.
"He can now use a computer and is permitted to use social networking and instant messaging"
He is banned from knowingly using: "encryption, hacking, cracking, scanning, keystroke monitoring, security testing, steganography, Trojan or virus software"
Now bearing in mind that he was caught joyriding a stolen scooter while high on drugs, do you really think that hacking (or cracking for you grey beards) was high up on his list of hobbies? Possible but unlikely.
This ban is almost like saying "you're banned from watching TV, unless you watch cartoons or pornography". Some punishment.
And considering that computer hacking is a crime that can be incredibly difficult to detect, if this guy WAS in to that sort of thing, it would seem fairly unlikely that they could enforce such a ban anyway. And besides, isn't hacking already illegal? Why would they seek to ban him specifically.
Nope, this whole story just smacks of incompetence.