Naked Women And Wireless Security

from the illegal-search? dept

Yes, I'm a bit worried about what kind of people will find this post via Google in a few days, but... It appears that mobile phone security is suddenly getting a lot more attention -- and for some reason, it's got a lot to do with naked women. First, there was the whole Paris Hilton incident, where her naked camera phone photos were spread all over the internet due to weak server security from Danger and T-Mobile, and now comes the amazingly bizarre story of two cops who arrested a woman for drunk driving and then downloaded her naked camera phone photos to a PDA. No one seems to want to explain why a drunk driving arrest would involve checking out the photos on someone's phone. Then again, this case has a number of oddities, including the fact that the cop's partner later called the woman to ask her for a date. However, as the article points out, the cops might not have done anything illegal -- and someone even claims that this is no different than if someone had lost their wallet and it had nude photos inside. Except that doesn't seem quite right. This wasn't a case where the woman lost her phone. This was a situation where the cop clearly took it and then actively went through it, apparently looking for photos. That seems to go beyond the standard investigative technique needed to judge whether or not a driver is sober. Either way, it appears that pictures of naked women are suddenly driving forward the important discussion on increasing wireless security. People always said that porn leads the way towards technology innovation, but they probably didn't mean this way.


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    Notonmywatch, Mar 26th, 2005 @ 8:14am

    Dirty Cops stealing wireless phone pictures

    Just another case of out of control cops. This has nothing att all to do with wireless phone security, although if one would password their data that woiuld help. The cops are crooked bums plain and simple. If you take a bum from the streets and give him a badge and the right to carry a gun, well he is still a bum but, now has a gun. I wounder how many other crooked deeds these two leeches have accomplished.
    I think nude photos should be posted of them on the internet. This way they can see how many phone call dates from BUBBA in prison they can get and compare notes.
    Just my 2c

     

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    August Jackson, Mar 26th, 2005 @ 3:47pm

    Encryption Software

    It seems to be that an additional element of the software installed on camera phones that might be a good idea is some kind of encryption based on a personal password. That way even if you lose your phone (or someone takes it) the picture files will not be viewable either on the phone or as files transferred to other devices.

     

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    Jon, Mar 27th, 2005 @ 11:27am

    No Subject Given

    illegal search

     

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    nonuser, Mar 27th, 2005 @ 1:53pm

    add a PIN

    end of problem

     

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    Oliver Wendell Jones, Mar 28th, 2005 @ 7:05am

    Re: No Subject Given

    illegal search

    Sure, but that just means they can't use it as evidence at trial

     

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    Rick Colosimo, Mar 28th, 2005 @ 8:20am

    Re: additional remedies

    Actually, the exclusionary rule is just the most common remedy for a 4th amendment violation. Section 1983 (42 U.S. 1983 for those who care) offers remedies for violations of constitutional rights by state actors, and the 5th Amendment provides similar protection re: federal actors.

    Beyond the exclusion of any evidence gained from the search/seizure, the woman would have a civil action against the officers (certainly in their official capacity and perhaps in their individual capacities) as well as against the relevant jurisdictions and intermediate agencies.

    In fact, this alternate recovery for violations of constitutional rights is the primary backup/rationale behind the arguments for eliminating the exclusionary rule. It focuses on the idea that if you are actually guilty, most of the rationale for the criminal procedure rights and processes we've created goes out the window, leaving only the raw "we don't want the government doing this stuff" argument. The camp that dislikes the exclusionary rule believes that these other remedies are a better mechanism for redressing wrongs than letting people who are factually guilty run free.

     

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    woohoo, Apr 9th, 2005 @ 5:55pm

    fdsa

    urrr teh second one on google search fer naked wemon!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 22nd, 2005 @ 4:51am

    Re: fdsa

    can i fuck you

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 25th, 2005 @ 11:53am

    Re: fdsa

    if your pretty

     

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    christian see, Apr 28th, 2005 @ 6:34am

    Re: fdsa

    yes u can sexy lady

     

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    christian see, May 6th, 2005 @ 5:43am

    Re: Dirty Cops stealing wireless phone pictures

    lets have somen fuck

     

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    dylan, May 11th, 2005 @ 7:30pm

    Re: No Subject Givenukyfky

    frktggggluiulll

     

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    Ur mum, May 17th, 2005 @ 6:41am

    Re: fdsa

    i had sex with your mum

     

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    nihkil, May 19th, 2005 @ 6:09am

    Re: add a PIN

    can i fuck u

     

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    chris, May 19th, 2005 @ 6:11am

    Re: fdsa

    yes u can

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2005 @ 8:25am

    Re: fdsa

    no you cant

     

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    quinton brown, May 4th, 2007 @ 7:39am

    hey baby

    hey baby how are you doing are you feeling well and call me at 1-334-295-9604 or 1-334-295-4231 yeah baby i love you .

     

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    asdf, Jul 30th, 2007 @ 10:51am

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    i love everything beautifull

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 7th, 2007 @ 9:40am

    Re: Re: add a PIN

     

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    GEORGE W BUSH, Aug 16th, 2007 @ 9:10pm

    LIAR

    YOU KNOW I JUST FUCKED PARIS HILTON INSIDE THE JAIL

     

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    bill, Mar 29th, 2008 @ 1:14pm

    Re: Re: fdsa

    are you a woman?

     

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    bill, Mar 29th, 2008 @ 1:15pm

    Re: Re: fdsa

    sure.

     

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    bill, Mar 29th, 2008 @ 1:19pm

    Re: Re: fdsa

    yes! call me.

     

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    bill, Mar 29th, 2008 @ 1:21pm

    Re: fdsa

    yes! call me.

     

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    bill, Mar 29th, 2008 @ 1:22pm

    Re: Re: fdsa

    phone number

     

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    mike, Apr 24th, 2008 @ 9:35am

    Re: Dirty Cops stealing wireless phone pictures

    Well once a person is placed under arrest cops can automatically search your vehicle, your person, you are no longer under any protection. I don't really see them flipping through her phone that much different then digging around her seats looking for drugs.. but I still don't like cops and their ethics, or lack thereof it should have stopped at them seeing the pictures, the point where they decide to copy them, now that seems like a crime, if not a civil digital intellectual property right violation.

    just my 2 cents

     

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    tyler, May 31st, 2008 @ 4:41am

    sex

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2009 @ 6:50pm

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