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Comment: Re:Fair enough -- as long as they follow the rules (Score 1) 211

by hhghghghh (#17815814) Attached to: 'Full-Pipe' FBI Internet Monitoring Questionably Legal
This is where it is sorta tricky. This part has been interpereted to say that anytihng found durign a reasonable execution (aka, no searchign in pill bottles for stollen TVs) of a warrent is admissable. The rule for physical searches is "in plain sight". If the police are searching your home for, say, a fugitive, and you have a bong on your table, that's in plain sight. Data mining is the exact opposite. It's taking a microscope to any minute detail you can find, but strip-searching not just an individual home, but an entire neighborhood. That's the kind of physical search that's explicitly prohibited. Does the principle apply to wiretaps? You'd think so.

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