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Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hacks/Cracks At Def Con in Amsterdam, computer security experts say the draft of Europe's Cybercrime Treaty could spark a 21st century witch hunt Meet the world's newest class of persecuted artists: computer hackers. European Union nations, and perhaps even . . . At Def Con in Amsterdam, computer security experts say the draft of Europe's Cybercrime Treaty could spark a 21st century witch hunt Meet the world's newest class of persecuted artists: computer hackers. European Union nations, and perhaps even the United States, are about to make nearly any form of hacking -- even security research -- illegal by treaty.

The possibility scares European computer security experts gathered this week for Def Con Europe -- so much so that one hacker called it "the witch hunt of the 21st century".

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