[Freedombox-discuss] 4th Amendment Troubles
bgirard at esedona.net
Fri Jun 24 01:06:00 UTC 2016
On 06/23/2016 05:30 PM, Nick Daly wrote:
> Hi Bill, thanks for writing in, it's always good to hear from our
> insightful lurkers. :)
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016, 16:26 Bill K. wrote:
>> The federal government (in the US, anyways) is trying very hard to make
>> it legal to break in to home computers (of domestic citizens) without
>> warrants... how does this effect the future of the project?
> This isn't a change: freedomboxen have been used overseas, and the packages
> are the same worldwide. So, some boxes have been facing the same
> adversaries that all boxes now face: anyone who decides that attacking
> boxes is worth the investment. It's our job to make breaking boxes
> financially irresponsible, which makes this thread even more important:
> It does, however, lower my opinion of the government.
> P.S. Hi list! I'm back again, as much as I ever am, until September
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Deterrence based on any kind of economic argument seems a little
dubious, at least in the U.S. After all, the FBI/NSA/etc. have never
relented in their hacking because of budgetary constraints; they have
carte-blanche access to as much taxpayer money as they want.
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