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Judge Lets Sony Unmask Visitors to PS3-Jailbreaking Site

“A federal magistrate is granting Sony the right to acquire the
internet IP addresses of anybody who has visited PlayStation 3
hacker George Hotz’s website from January of 2009 to the
present.

“Thursday’s decision by Magistrate Joseph Spero to allow Sony to
subpoena Hotz’s web provider (.pdf) raises a host of web-privacy
concerns.

“Respected for his iPhone hacks and now the PlayStation 3
jailbreak, Hotz is accused of breaching the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act and other laws after he published an encryption key
and software tools on his website that allow Playstation owners to
gain complete control of their consoles from the firmware on
up.”

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