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Privacy and the Law

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:28PM

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I am currently reading Digital Evidence and Computer Crime by Eoghan Casey and chapter three - "Technology and Law" has some really interesting cases which really make you think about what is 'privacy'. The main act that gives a right to privacy in the US is the Constitution’s 4th Amendment which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. The couple of cases below (from the book) are all based in the US that affected the law and the 4th Amendment. I know this doesn’t apply in the UK but it makes for an interesting debate!

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Thumbs.db

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 11:45AM

Most Windows XP users aren't aware of the Thumbs.db file that sits in every folder that contains at least one image, because it is a hidden file that by default is not shown. By going to any folder in explorer and going to Tools > Folder Options > View and choosing 'show hidden files and folders' suddenly Thumbs.db files appear everywhere.

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