Sometimes you can't afford a Goldman Sachs-level software heist.
Sergey Aleynikov: Still fucked...again.
Joseph Jiampietro knows what we're talking about.
There's some belt-tightening at 200 West, so please meet your new counsel Bob Loblaw.
And hurt 15,000 VPs' feelings in the process!
Sergey Aleynikov is now 2-for-2.
You never know when you might be faced with a similarly scary situation and might want to contemplate how you'd react now.
"Hey, what the hell are you doing with that avocado?!" "I KNOW you didn't just put a piece of lettuce on my sandwich??" [A struggle over deli meat ensues]
The government is having trouble getting it together v. Sergey Aleynikov.
Resist the temptation Kang Gao could not.
Which seems, y'know, reasonable.
One of my favorite recent acts of journalism is the Journal's amazing series about how everything you could possibly do is a federal crime, which is both a true fact with serious policy implications and also an important thing for you to remember if you want to stay out of federal prison, which I do; you may disagree but you are wrong. Here's a pro tip though that you will not (yet) find in the Journal series: there is a decent chance that reading Dealbreaker is a federal crime where you are. The reason for that is that there is a federal statute that says that if (1) there is a computer and (2) someone tells you not to do a thing on it and (3) you do that thing on that computer, then (4) PRISON! And if you work in finance then (1) yes, (2) maybe?,* (3) yes, and (4) no but it could happen. An important qualifier to that is: as of yesterday, if you're in California, feel free to read Dealbreaker from your work computer. Hell, go nuts, check Facebook. That's what a Federal appellate court ruled yesterday, finding against the government, who were prosecuting a guy named David Nosal for violating his employer's computer use policy. Here's how the court characterized what the government wanted: