Use free wireless in Alaska, lose your laptop

Police in Alaska confiscated the laptop belonging to a 21-year-old man who was sitting in his car outside a public library that has free WiFi. They said his "activity constituted theft of services."

The police officer confiscated Tanner's laptop in order to inspect what he may have been downloading, Remaley said. Remaley on Friday said he hasn't looked inside the computer yet; he's putting together a search warrant application.

Link (Thanks, Aaron!)

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