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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Washington Post Says Open Wi-Fi Attracts Criminals

"The article presents a sensational opening! Child porn being downloaded! A warrant! Pounding on a door! But it’s only an elderly lady, and she’s not even stealing music. No, we get the specious fact that the police are powerless to apprehend a villain because the elderly lady is fiendishly operating an unprotected Wi-Fi access point. “Perhaps one of those neighbors, authorities said, was stealthily uploading photographs of nude children. Doing so essentially rendered him or her untraceable,” the reporter writes. Not so much: Traditional police work coupled with an exact geographic location should have provided enough clues."

As Fleishman points out, what do they know in Washigton about anything, really?



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