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  Re: The Officer Who Posted Too Much on MySpace 

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We must fight spam for the same reason we fight crime: not because we are naive enough to believe that we will ever stamp it out, but because we do not want the kind of world that results when no one stands against crime. Geoffrey Welsh =========================== See the bottom of this issue for subscription and archive details and the name of our lawyer, and other stuff of interest. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:02:09 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <> To: Subject: Conficker Worm Message-ID: <p0624085ac5f68eae7989@[]> Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-088A Conficker Worm: Help Protect Windows from Conficker The 7 Most Important Things to Know About Conficker Is 'Conficker' Solved? Researchers Develop Scan Tool,2817,2344060,00.asp ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:13:55 -0700 (PDT) From: To: Subject: Re: The Officer Who Posted Too Much on MySpace Message-ID: <> On Mar 30, 12:06 am, wrote: > I find the use of a _subpoena_ for private writings rather disturbing. > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > The writings weren't private. YouTube, Facebook, and other such sites > are, by design, public and available to all. The article referred to the use of a supoena for the site database; thus my argument. Anything intentionally publicly written is of course public and I have no objection to that use. My objection is the access of _private_ writings by subpoena. > That said, the question becomes "Whose business is it"? The issue is > not what he said or wrote, but rather whether he is entitled to a > private life when not at work: in other words, if a police officer (or > other civil servant) is ever "off duty". Certainly people are entitled to a private life. > This isn't about computers or social networking sites: the medium is > being confused with the message.  Had the officer said these things in > a "cop's bar", he would have been immune from subpoenas because cops > regard such places as safe havens where they may vent their > frustrations with fear of being called to account. Social networking sites represent a new area because of their very wide distrubtion. As you may have heard, a kid was arrested for posting inappropriate pictures of herself on such a site, even though it was apparently restricted to her friends only. Suppose a kid, for whatever reason, flashes herself to her friends in a public park. Should she be arrested? ------------------------------ TELECOM Digest is an electronic journal devoted mostly to telecom- munications topics. It is circulated anywhere there is email, in addition to Usenet, where it appears as the moderated newsgroup 'comp.dcom.telecom'. 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