Torill notes an interesting case where a defence force-employed expert on electronic warfare (!) was accused of publishing racist material on Usenet. He quit his job voluntarily and the case against him was dropped, it seems, but he then sued the organisation who had reported his racist Usenet posts for violating his privacy. He lost that case, unsurprisingly – Usenet posts are hardly private. One to save and use as an example in some class, sometime…

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