from the lets-see-what-happens-now dept.
Andrew Auernheimer, aka Weev the grayhat security researcher and Internet antiblog troll was convicted for exposing a flaw in AT&T security which allowed the e-mail addresses of iPad users to be revealed.
The conviction was vacated Friday (2014/04/11) on the grounds of improper choice of venue, but the court commented anyway that "no evidence was advanced at trial" that "any password gate or other code-based barrier" was breached.
The defendant's attorney, Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said in an e-mail that a "retrial is barred by double jeopardy." If the authorities do seek a second trial, he said, "we will raise precisely that."