Both Customers and the Border patrol claim ownership of a camera Ricardo Palacious found strapped to a tree on his property. The rancher’s is holding the device through his attorney, claiming whoever installed it was trespassing.
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The FBI is familiar with the public relations backlash over warrantless searches. But now it appears the agency has side-stepped the issue by paying someone else to do it. Companies such as Best Buy are currently required to report child porn accidentally discovered on customer computers. However this is different from paying a Geek Squad member $500 to dig around looking for illegal pictures. This makes us wonder where else the FBI may be crossing the line?
The federal government entices states to buy the scanners with homeland security grants. That’s to support the creation and maintenance of a national repository of driving histories. But state representative Daniel Zolnikov is uncomfortable with the intrusion into the lives of Montanans. He’s proposed a bill that would greatly restrict the device’s use.