Judge Tosses Most Counts Against SysAdmin

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Following up on a story we first covered last July: A¬†judge has dismissed three of the four charges against former network administrator Terry Childs, who is accused of inappropriately locking down the city of San Francisco’s main computer network. Childs has been jailed since last summer, charged with four felony counts of computer network tampering. Last week Superior Court Judge Kevin McCarthy found insufficient evidence for three of the four counts. The remaining count alleges that Childs denied access to his supervisors. Childs later surrendered the info in a meeting with Mayor Gavin Newsom. See the San Francisco Examiner for more details and Slashdot for additional discussion of the case.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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