Singapore Teen Faces Three Years in Jail for Using Neighbor’s Wi-Fi

Singapore Teen Faces Three Years in Jail for Using Neighbor's Wi-Fi

The Register's John Leyde reports that a singapore teenager is facing up to three years in jail and a fine of up to 10,000 Singapore dollars (US $6,425) for using his neighbor's Wi-Fi connection.

"Garyl Tan Jia Luo, 17, is the first person to face charges under Singapore's Computer Misuse Act," Leyde writes. The Associated Press says the charges resulted from a complaint lodged by the neighbor in question.

As Engadget's Donald Melanson points out, "Given Singapore's plans to blanket the entire country in free Wi-Fi … you'd think they'd go a little easy on him for jumping the gun…"


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