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Journalist charged in hacking conspiracy suspended

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(Associated Press) Federal prosecutors say Reuters’ deputy social media editor conspired with a notorious hacker network to cause an online security breach that should be punished by decades in federal prison.

Fervent online supporters of Matthew Keys say the journalist was just taking part in an online prank that briefly altered the Los Angeles Times’ website, and he shouldn’t even have been suspended from his job.

In an age when the line between tech superstardom and outright hacking grows increasingly blurry, the case against Keys, 26, lays bare sharp divisions about what constitutes Internet crime and how far the government should go to stop it.


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