Twitter's Jack Dorsey confesses to criminal violation of CFAA on "60 Minutes" (sort of)

Firedoglake highlights the moment in Jack Dorsey's recent 60 Minutes profile at which the Twitter co-founder effectively copped to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

According to some in the US gov, this makes the affable entrepreneur "a greater threat to America than Al-Qaeda."

JACK DORSEY: I found a way into the website, I found a security hole. And –

LARA LOGAN: Is that the same thing as hacking?

JACK DORSEY: It's uh, yes.

As noted in recent Boing Boing posts, CFAA is the wrong-headed, hacker-panic law involved in the cases of both the late Aaron Swartz and Andrew "Weev" Aurenheimer, who just got 3 years in prison for exposing an AT&T security hole.

(HT: @DanSWright)