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Does a cellphone equal a computer? 8th Circuit ruling says it does

First of its kind appellate ruling affirms enhanced sentence

When is a phone not just a phone? When a federal court declares it’s a computer. That’s what happened last week, when the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lengthier sentence for a man for his use of a computer in commission of a crime.