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quote:What made the FBI investigate is a separate issue. If they have a warrant, however procured, that's not "with no reason."
Simpson closed his online letter with the statement, "If you run a datacenter, please be aware that in our great country, the FBI can come into your place of business at any time and take whatever they want, with no reason."
Considering how easy it is to purge evidence, they needed to move fast. If I was Simpson, I'd be trying to get the backups duplicated so I could get my clients back online.
I'm sure he's cooperating to expedite that process.
I think it's time to pass a law limiting seizures to things that cannot be copied. Open ended warrants to seize any computer equipment cause more harm than help to society.
said by birdfeedr:Warrants based on bad testimony? Never!
What made the FBI investigate is a separate issue. If they have a warrant, however procured, that's not "with no reason."
You would expect this kind of totalitarian stormtrooper activity in the name of the war on drugs, the war on terror, or etc. But the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation actually did NO investigation. They took the statements of two exemployees of the company, one of which was fired for drug use, and the other of which was also fired...and has a pending FBI investigation against him that he is desperately trying to snitch his way
out of...by making up crazy stories about his past employer.