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April 16, 2009

Computer Expertise Good Enough for Probable Cause?

In the world of search and seizure, computer expertise is the rationale for probable cause that resulted in the seizure of computers and other network capable electronics from a computer science student at Boston University.  The crime is the sending of a message to a school mailing list outing another student as gay.  More on this from Information Week.  If knowing a lot about computers (without more) is enough to allow police to take property under the Fourth Amendment, we are all in big trouble.

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