Don’t Call it “Hacking”

The UT student accused of accessing former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s e-mail was in court Tuesday, arguing for the charges against him to be dismissed.

The judge will decide most of the issues discussed in court Tuesday at a later time. But both sides agreed to not use the word “hacking” at trial.

Instead, the term will be “unauthorized access to a protected computer.”

The one exception? Prosecutors can quote David Kernell, the defendant, who they say told people he hacked into Sarah Palin’s e-mail account.

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