For many years, the Internet was the "final frontier," operating largely unregulated — in part because of the jurisdictional nightmare involved in trying to enforce laws when communications crossed not just state lines but also national boundaries. Legislation that affects the use of Internet-connected computers is springing up everywhere at the local, state and federal levels.

You might be violating one of them without even knowing.

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Most computer users have heard of this law, signed in 1998 by President Clinton, implementing two World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties.

The DMCA makes it a criminal offense to circumvent any kind of technological copy protection — even if you don't violate anyone's copyright in doing so.

You Tube fans have been warned that those hilarious cat videos may actually be putting their smartphones at risk of attack.

Security experts have found that the voice activation services included in an increasing number of modern devices can be hijacked by criminals using online videos.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) opposes it, as does the Free Software Foundation. Most Americans are aware of the protections afforded by the U. Constitution's fourth amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures.

In general, this means that the government cannot search your person, home, vehicle, or computer without to believe that you've engaged in some criminal act.If 5,000 of those load a URL with malware on it, you have 5,000 smartphones under an attacker's control."The team is now calling for more research into these kind of threats to help more consumers from being put at risk.The news comes after Apple Macbook users were warned about a new virus that would allow hackers to take control of their device and its camera.The backdoor malware infects the OS X operating system and gives hackers complete access to the files on the computer.Apple helped popularise voice command services with the launch of Siri back in 2011.What many don't know is that there are quite a few circumstances that the Courts, over the years, have deemed to be exempt from this requirement.