Slashdot reader Lauren Weinstein thinks Burger King should be prosecuted for
successfully running an alternate version of its advertisement to trigger Google Home devices again Wednesday:
Someone — or more likely a bunch of someones — at Burger King and their advertising agency need to be arrested, tried, and spend some time in shackles and prison cells. They’ve likely been violating state and federal cybercrime laws with their obnoxious ad campaign… For example, the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act broadly prohibits anyone from accessing a computer without authorization… Burger King has instantly become the ‘poster child’ for mass, criminal abuse of these devices… It was a direct and voluntary violation of law.
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