... but encryption can and will limit law enforcement's abilities. Why else would Techdirt and others encourage its use?
Holy !@#$, what a twisted interpretation! You believe TD exists to foil law enforcement's attempts to subvert crypto?!? Hasn't it yet occurred to you that crypto is good in and of itself? It can protect you from predators. Is it not possible that's why TD defends crypto, not just to foil law enforcement?
Re: Re: What constitutes an unconstitutional stop?
Techdirt is an interesting site for me, but it's comically anti-cop and shockingly ill-informed about law enforcement in general. So, I do what I can to tell you people you suck at this, just to balance it out.
TD is as anti-bad-cops as good cops are ignoring bad cops. TD's posted many articles lauding good cops using the law and tech smartly. Bad cops stories are big news though, so stand out. Cops aren't supposed to be bad, you know!
I think the question is can the government force them to do something, even with 'reasonable' compensation, against their will?
Apple should tell 'em to piss off on principle. What happens if Apple tries it, it fails and corrupts the data? What's to stop this psycho prosecutor from going after Apple for tampering with evidence/aiding and abetting ISIS?
... government has fully shifted into self-preservation mode.
I'd call it attack mode.
The NSA ran it in beta test on foreigners (accidentally on purpose snagging US citizens), now it's being rolled out to production handing it to FBI, IRS, DEA, and sundry PDs who come asking in order to attack residents on US soil.
The fact that the defendant is the one that wants the camera footage and the cops want to hide it strongly suggests who's at fault here.
Or, great technicality! You can get a DUI thrown out by losing footage of it. I thought it would be all about the breath test or roadside "eyes closed hands out to your sides, now touch your nose" test.
But maybe if those white hat people started actually releasing stuff in the wild and real damages start happening ...
Those damages would hit first those on the front line; researchers who find this stuff.
It used to be when you found a small child wiping its eyes calling for its mother, you'd take it under your wing and help it find her. This encourages you to run away instead, lest you be accused of molesting a child.