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Comment Re:NEVER give out your passwords (Score 1) 275

They need not be computer experts, just a stupid and/or corrupt cop (have several here) and a corrupt and/or stupid judge (almost all of then here), the police officer will swear that absurd thing on your phone "had always been there" and the judge will believe without question, and you will be arrested. The only way to try to avoid it is the police officer not have access to your phone or you do not even have a phone to begin with.

Comment Re:NEVER give out your passwords (Score 2) 275

A bit of context: Here on Brazil the verage Joe (you, me, etc) do not really have rights, as we say here "lei no Brasil é só para inglês ver" ("law on Brazil is just make-believe"). If you cross the path of someone rich/powerful you die or they make your life become a hell, but as is necessary to maintain the illusion of a democratic/civilized country so they make laws like that of the US customs and then plant evidence (or worse) for you to be considered a "dangerous criminal" and so you can be "disappeared" without too many questions.

Point is, you do not need to look suspicious, you just need to pass in front of an "authority" that is in a powertrip.

Comment Re:NEVER give out your passwords (Score 1) 275

In this case I have two options: Destroy the device and then give it to the Customs (just to make the point clear to him) or not traveling to a country with laws so absurd. Believe it or not I'm a perfectly honest citizen and I respect the laws, but you will never see me visiting the US.

Comment NEVER give out your passwords (Score 5, Insightful) 275

Never, ever give out your passwords to any "law enforcement" (the reason for the quotes will be clear)

- It's ridiculously easy to plant evidence on a cellphone or PC;
- Your password can be used later for industrial espionage;
- There is no guarantee that the law officer would really be a law enforcement officer or that he is honest and therefore not going to use your passwords for dishonest activities;

Comment Re:Why the obsession? (Score 1) 236

You are certainly ignorant, but I will explain briefly: A good reason is you despite being a law-abiding citizen, you do not agree with the current government and this current government has a history of "disappearing" with people who do not agree with it. And a second good reason is industrial espionage. Right now my country is suffering a coup being helped much by the NSA spying on Petrobras (state oil company) and the politicians who are not sold to the US. It is enough reason to seek communication protected against espionage?

Comment Re:Simple question (Score 1) 62

How does this affect you (typical north-american way of think where he is the center of the universe)? Well, the explanation is long and I'm not willing to spend time writing it because you will surely ignore it or more likely will not understand it. I'll give you the short version is that "anything can be useful sooner or later" where the part of the "sooner or later" may vary from days to decades.

And if you keep idle and thinking that you should only do things when you have total certainty that they will have maximum and immediate return, you will continue in the stone age.

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