[Freedombox-discuss] Freedombox-discuss Digest, Vol 71, Issue 20

robert bauer nybauer at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 13:00:52 UTC 2016

> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:25:29 -0700
> From: Bill Kronholm <wckronholm at gmail.com>
> To: freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Subject: [Freedombox-discuss] 4th Amendment Troubles
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> Hi all,
> I've been lurking on this list for a while, mainly because I'm really
> interested in the freedom box project. It seems to me like a worthwhile
> cause, and I hope to implement a freedom box soon (once I have the
> time). It's a great project and much needed!
> However, with news out of the US federal courts today (see, e.g.
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/06/federal-court-fourth-amendment-does-not-protect-your-home-computer
> )
> I wonder about the future of the project.
> On the one hand, civilians using freedom box will still be able to host
> their own data and keep it away from corporate entities. On the other,
> 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.
> So, to those who are much more intimately involved with freedom box than
> I am, how does this effect the future of the project?
> Cheers,
> -Bill
Actually, the government had a warrant in the linked case, just an arguably
insufficient one.

Hosting your own data is still the single best thing you can do protect it
from unwanted disclosure, including federal government.  I also recommend
www.digitaldueprocess.org for further reading.
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