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Old 04-24-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: North America
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NY case underscores Wi-Fi privacy dangers - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110424/ap_on_hi_te/us_wi_fi_warning - broken link)

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Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal agents.

That new wireless router. He'd gotten fed up trying to set a password. Someone must have used his Internet connection, he thought.

"We know who you are! You downloaded thousands of images at 11:30 last night," the man's lawyer, Barry Covert, recounted the agents saying. They referred to a screen name, "Doldrum."
It's perfectly O.K. to blow a pedophile's brains out but at least get the right address.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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So this is Obama's fault how? It sounds like the owner of the router was too stupid to password protect it. everyone knows to password protect your router except idoits who shouldn't have one.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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Good thing my WIFI password is and always was a randomly generated mess of ASCII characters
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: North America
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So this is Obama's fault how? It sounds like the owner of the router was too stupid to password protect it. everyone knows to password protect your router except idoits who shouldn't have one.
Obama is the head of ALL Federal agencies.

Just because he doesn't care about how HIS agencies conduct themselves doesn't mean he isn't responsible.

Leadership means taking responsibility not golf vacations.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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This an area of Big Government that can be cut

Obamabots please "educate" this "Redneck" on why we need these people...
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Obama thug agents?

Making a lot out of nothing, eh?
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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NY case underscores Wi-Fi privacy dangers - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110424/ap_on_hi_te/us_wi_fi_warning - broken link)



It's perfectly O.K. to blow a pedophile's brains out but at least get the right address.
Wow to think there is someone out there monitoring what folks are downloading is quite scary. Has the Supreme Court approved of these tactics?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: North America
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Obama thug agents?

Making a lot out of nothing, eh?
It's nothing until it happens to you, that is.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Gone
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Obama is the head of ALL Federal agencies.

Just because he doesn't care about how HIS agencies conduct themselves doesn't mean he isn't responsible.

Leadership means taking responsibility not golf vacations.
What a load of ..... you really believe that?
Casper
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm not seeing how this individual is "Obama's thug".

[with that said, no bueno for the homeowner]
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