Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 12:12 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you're modest, think twice before having sex in your van, truck, or RV. Law enforcement uses roving vans with backscatter X-ray technology to peer inside vehicles (the same technology used in airport body scanners). In the Land of the Free, authorities don't request search warrants. More at Forbes here and here. What, you don't want an X-ray bath?
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Sex is not the problem, X-ray is
by Temcat on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 15:49 UTC
Temcat
Member since:
2005-10-18

I don't care if anybody can see me having sex with the help of some expensive device. But I sure don't like being randomly X-rayed.

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slashdev Member since:
2006-05-14

My big worry i guess would be if they are recording, and where does this data go and for how long? I'd hate to see some hacker group (black or white hat) getting a hold of (hundreds of?) thousands of videos of private citizens going at it (or other activities not illegal, but maybe frowned upon), and releasing it on the net. While it would be super funny, it would also suck for those involved, and quite possibly be costly (as in lawsuits) for the government and by proxy, tax payers...

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

"Hopefully" this will massively backfire soon, with news surfacing that some minors (having sex in the back seat of a car or smth) were viewed by those vans. Which is a virtual certainty - after, I don't know, an hour of driving around? Half an hour?
(well, and at least hopefully in a jurisdiction where, in turn, that horrible act is generally legal for the kids involved)

Even "better" if the vans record it what they see!

If there's one thing we can count on, it's the "think of the children!" hysteria - why not exploit it for something sensible, for once?

Though, OTOH, in the case of recording minors in their rooms by high school ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbins_v._Lower_Merion_School_Distric... ), there was some... leniency.

Edited 2011-12-02 18:58 UTC

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Brendan Member since:
2005-11-16

I don't care if anybody can see me having sex with the help of some expensive device. But I sure don't like being randomly X-rayed.


Why are you having sex with the help of some expensive device? :-)

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Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

To introduce some variety ;-)

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