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Unsecured WiFi

2011-04-25 15:44:28.829113+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

It's an AP article, so I link to it warily and note that it won't stay around for long, but this note on a Buffalo NY man whose home was invaded by police with guns drawn based on claims of child pornography that may have come from his network connection underscores the potential problems of being kind to neighbors and passers-by that can come from law enforcement.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-26 19:58:03.021524+00 by: Dan Lyke

A compound that Charlene and I frequent recently had a bit of an... uh... issue. That denizen of the compound was asked to leave, but in response the managing organization has also brought in regular patrols from armed security guards.

Unsurprisingly, this has made nobody feel safer. No matter how many "no, really, these people are here for your protection"s get proffered.

An active police department has the exact same effect.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-26 19:38:47.247414+00 by: m

More than just guns drawn, a full SWAT team.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-26 12:11:10.519224+00 by: meuon

I usually leave my home router open and treat my home network as public/hostile.. but it's not easy to get close enough to my house to easily abuse it. It's time to rethink that.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-26 08:58:15.068283+00 by: stevesh

It also underscores the fact that the concept of 'innocent unless proven guilty' is lost on most law enforcement officers.