Home Computers Connected to the Internet Aren't Private, Court Rules

5년 전
A federal judge for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled that the user of any computer that connects to the Internet should not have an expectation of privacy because computer security is ineffectual at stopping hackers.

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Note from myself: I think that this should be the standard of posting news links on Steem. Just posting the intro and then a link to the article. That way, the content creator of that website gets views.

EDIT: Just made some guidelines about sourcing.

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Windows are ineffectual at keeping out peeping toms.


The fact that Facebook is now asking if I would like to use my text messenger with their messenger is scary. You are giving them your consent to read your messages which obviously gets around all forms of encryption.

It looks like this judge has decided to extend the "no expectation of privacy" bullcrap to its "logical" conclusion: people should have no expectation of privacy soon because it's possible they can be spied on by technology, and therefore the law should not allow us to have any privacy rights (because we should expect to be spied upon by technology). It's the next step after this post: https://steemit.com/news/@steemrollin/hidden-microphones-exposed-as-part-of-government-surveillance-program-in-the-bay-area. Courts are miserably failing on this issue.

Yes, and businesses have no right to protect their trade secrets from their competitors. And hackers who invade your home and computer through wires have a right to sell to identity thieves everything they need to clean out your bank account.

The SAFE Network looks like a great solution that I believe has been in use since 2006. http://www.safecrossroads.net/

Yes, links to authors' content is the way to go. Why don't you post an article here about that?


I think I will.

Edit: I did, thanks for the suggestion andrea-annie: https://steemit.com/steem/@grittenald/copy-paste-steal-cite-your-sources

This judge needs to be introduced to anonymous and 4 chan.

Great post. I followed your advice in my post
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