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Author Topic: Federal Court Decides no “reasonable expectation of privacy” for Home PCs  (Read 822 times)


Offline ch3rn0byl

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This is...interesting...
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this is crazy but expected
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Well, according to this, you would have to first be accused of a crime before the searching of the home computer. The keywords are "Criminal Defendant". When applying the Amendments to those waiting sentence (or even those in jail), in the past 30-40 years or so, the powers that be seem to have a hard time deciding what fits and when it fits.
Not that I am condoning this in any way, shape or form.
It has potential to be abused as a lot of our *ahem* laws for the good of the people.  ;)
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Well, according to this, you would have to first be accused of a crime before the searching of the home computer. The keywords are "Criminal Defendant". When applying the Amendments to those waiting sentence (or even those in jail), in the past 30-40 years or so, the powers that be seem to have a hard time deciding what fits and when it fits.
Not that I am condoning this in any way, shape or form.
It has potential to be abused as a lot of our *ahem* laws for the good of the people.  ;)
So then, Galaxy, can I get a hold of the information on your computer...and spoof everything to make it look like you did it? D:
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There is no need for one to be a 'criminal'...

From EFF.org:

mayFor example, people who use Tor, folks running a Tor node, or people using a VPN would certainly be implicated. It might also extend to people who . It could even include individuals who change the country setting in an online service, like folks who change the country settings of their Twitter profile in order to read uncensored Tweets.

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The second part of the proposal is just as concerning. It would grant authorization to a judge to issue a search warrant for hacking, seizing, or otherwise infiltrating computers that may be part of a botnet. This means victims of malware could find themselves doubly infiltrated: their computers infected with malware and used to contribute to a botnet, and then government agents given free rein to remotely access their computers as part of the investigation

It is my understanding that one does NOT need to be part of an investigation encompassing probable cause to suspect a particular individual in order for this rule change to apply...

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Hmmm, anyone have any doubts that the ability to make this easier for them is build right into windows 10?
rm -rf /bin/laden

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