How These 5 Dirtbags Radically Advanced Your Digital Rights
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Privacy Bad facts make bad law, the saying goes. But sometimes, bad people make good law. Consider the following exhibits: a cocaine dealer, a child pornographer, a purveyor of suspect penis-enlargement pills, and two accused hackers. The courtroom challenges they brought resulted in rulings that dramatically expanded your rights, from helping to keep your email and whereabouts private to reducing gadget searches at the U.S. border and limiting the legal definition of unlawful hacking. You don’t have to applaud these people as people. They’re pretty much dirtbags. Just be thankful for the legal precedents their cases set.

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