I should learn to RTFA... Sorry
It wasn't Snowden making the joke, it was Barlow
The first part 'loss of life' should already be covered by simply applying murder and/or manslaughter charges. There is no reason to invent a new law for this, only because it's done with a computer.
That's the problem. In UK law, it is murder if you intended to kill or cause serious injury to someone, and someone dies as a result (may be another person). If some bloody idiot hacks into a hospital's computer system "for the lulu" (Safari replaces a z with an u, and I find it actually more appropriate that way), and as a result people die without any intent to cause death, then apparently this isn't murder currently.
What if someone cuts the water or power to the hospitol and mixes suger in the gas of the generator? There is no reason this should specifically include computers and not other attacks.
As would this
Having skimmed the article and knowing little about law in the USA I'm not sure who the money is going to. The state or the couple. Or if the couple will lose out on other support but it does seem like a way of making this situation a little bit more sensible
By "stopped" they mean, didn't press the go button
Must resist modding down this insightful post. Must resist modding down this insightful post must resist
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