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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zima
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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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