When is hacking not hacking?
An interesting article: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/08/29/reality-tv-mother-of-eight-kate-gosselin-sues-husband-for-hacking-email-phone-revealing-private-info/
It certainly is true that we allow words to be misused / watered down / become too “catch-all”.
But then we read this, where a person who broke into Sarah Palin’s email account by guessing the answer to her secret questions is described as a hacker: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010/11/12/sarah-palins-email-hacker-sentenced-to-366-days-in-custody/. The main difference between the two incidents is personal knowledge from a husband/wife relationship in the Gosselin case compared to no-relationship-gotta-search-Wikipedia in the Palin case.
So what do you think the definition of “hacking” should be? I tend to agree with what Sophos’ seems to think (that using knowledge from a personal relationship isn’t hacking, but having to go searching for info you’re not otherwise privy to is).