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Safely and socially share a wireless network
Authored by: tatilsever on Sep 17, '09 12:37:07PM

Ahh... The cries of "Think of the children" echoes through the halls once again. The greatest generation of WWII giving way to a society scared of every stranger...

Shared network + no pictures on your own computer should equal acquittal, more or less, no? Last I checked they needed to prove your guilt, you don't have to prove your innocence.



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Safely and socially share a wireless network
Authored by: ascanio on Sep 17, '09 01:17:06PM

Good luck!



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Safely and socially share a wireless network
Authored by: tedw on Sep 17, '09 01:21:39PM
well, that's the way it's supposed to work, but my sense is that if the police decide you're guilty, they're going to push the issue and you'll end up having to prove that all the gallons of circumstantial evidence they drudge up against you doesn't amount to anything. The whole 'innocent until proven guilty' thing is a it of a pipe dream in modern law.

That being said, though, if the cops have gotten to the point where their tracing some illegal activity through the ISP, then they already have a lot of information that will put you in the clear (in fact, by that point they probably already know who the guilty party is, and are just looking to tie the knots), so it's really not a worry.

as to the more difficult question of whether you want to give some stranger the opportunity to do something potentially illegal or immoral using your connection... well, half an hour a week looking at server logs and blocking objectionable websites or perpetrator's machines should resolve any moral issues.

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Safely and socially share a wireless network
Authored by: palahala on Sep 17, '09 02:21:36PM

Agreed. It will be easier (though still not easy) to convince a judge about the insecurity of your network when there's simply no such security at all. When someone hacks into your WPA secured network, then how to even start trying to explain you're innocent...?

But, that easy for me to say, not living in France or the UK...



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