School-issued laptops are commonly issued with spyware on them
This spyware not merely used to observe what kids are looking at online, or to determine their whereabouts when they're supposed to be in school, but also to observe them undressing when in their own rooms.
We get the occasional news article about a custodian getting fired for doing this, but like NSA techs looking at private cheesecake emailed between adult lovers, getting to ogle underage kids in their own rooms is an unmentioned perk for the administrators authorized to check on the laptops.
Don't think they don't. Don't even think that they're kind enough to at least not pass around video captures to their colleagues when something extra juicy is discovered.
When we insert vulnerabilities, they will be abused by those who have access to them. There are no good guys.
You mean because my line of work might cause an intersection with perpetrators and victims of child sexual abuse the police might take an interest in my personal affairs?
Probably, if they were fishing for a house to raid. I'd really rather they take an interest in the work, because the reality of what is what is far more complex than Burn the heretic. Kill the mutant. Purge the unclean.
Shocked and terrified administrators are a common thing because most grade schools are large enough that not a day goes by with kids having intercourse in the bathroom. And yet all the way through high-school we treat our kids like their sudden interest in sex is their problem that they should just ignore. And then we wonder why teenage pregnancy skyrockets in regions that allow only abstinence only education.
Kids are going to fool around. Your kids. Unless you choose to not have them, or unless you choose to beat them hard enough to keep them in the hospital (which is considered child abuse). We can either keep doing what we're doing and stay shocked (shocked!) that sexual activity is going on among our adolescents
Or we can reform society so that it accommodates and guides what is biologically normal behavior (and has been for hundreds of thousands of years) so that our kids transform into functional socially well-adjusted adults.
Regarding that, I'm desperate for the police or the department of justice or some judges to take an interest in my work.
Also, if I'm an official and like your wife, or your business is innovatively competing with my business, then I can find something and ruin you.
In the Harlequin romance novel version, I use prison to hold you hostage to keep your wife receptive. She treats me well, you stay in the light wing and keep your access to the library and better food and stuff.
She turns cold, and you get transferred to the hard wing and become Bubba's bitch.
I think encryption is a sweet thing we should be doing because it might slow down intelligence agencies from spying on everyone, and because it prevents our fourth-amendment rights from being encroached.
I think end-to-end encryption will prove necessary to keep governments and corporations out of our private lives, and out of the non-public records of our businesses.
US officials have been pushing for more surveillance and for hobbling encryption for the sake of intercepting terrorists.
Terrorists, that it appears, weren't using encryption at all.
So that excuse is lame. And encryption is still very useful for the rest of us.
And for a 17 or 18 year old to possess nudes of a 12 year old is definitely in the very wrong department.
Says you. To a 17 year old, that's only a five year difference, and the only thing we tell them regarding sex is just say no, without acknowledging at all that it's the primary drive that's kept our species alive for the last one hundred thousand years.
If they were in a hunter-gatherer society, a 12-year-old fooling around with a 18-year-old would be well within the realm of normal.
It's your society that has sexual hang-ups. It's your society that has no empathy for teens. It's even your society that has pushed to keep kids ignorant.
Japan's society also wants to keep sex restricted by license controlled by elder authorities, and they're going through a massive depopulation, where men are just disinterested in bothering with the responsibility shit because it's overwhelming, so they jack off every night to idealized anime girls.
If that's the society you want, keep blaming the kids.
You know what we still do in the US? We still pretend that puberty doesn't happen. We still pretend that if high-school kids can't think past their pants, or suddenly have sexual curiosity that dominates their train of thought that it's their problem.
We're removing critical thinking from high-school curricula because our administrators and officials are afraid of children that might be able to think for themselves, and you expect them to know better? They're exactly the idiots we ordered from the catalog.
Incidentally stupid, lazy and crazy are our primary lame justifications for fuck those guys.
Look up the pizza connection in which the Sicilian Mafia channeled drugs through (otherwise legitimate) pizza delivery joints. It took the FBI years to work out the code with thousands of hours of recorded phone tap.
"Taken in context, it's normal, legal, and perfectly reasonable."
Only if you are certain that he did it.
And you cannot be without a trial.
The whole point of the trial is to determine whether the crime was done by the accused.
Once you decide that the trial is to determine whether or not you can pin the crime on the accused, then you're no longer seeking justice. You're seeking to get a guy you've already decided is guilty.
You seize anything before the trial, that's presumption of guilt.
It's legal according to federal law, but so is extrajudicial detention and interrogation. So are drone strikes against civilians. So we've a chain of evidence here that sometimes what's legal in the US isn't necessarily what is right or good or just.
I think the the fact that the SCOTUS justices cannot see how this is violation of fundamental Constitutional principles highlights exactly how immersed we can get in our own point of view.
This is probably how the FISC rubber stamps so many warrants to look at civilian dick-pics, and how the hobby-lobby case went as it did.
It's probably also how we became an extrajudicial torture state. People are so far removed from perspectives that will be impacted by their decisions that they can't see the other side. They can't consider how the same provision could be used against themselves.