[uug] Wiretapping at BYU
Graduate Studies Web Master
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Thu Feb 25 09:24:44 MST 2010
>Suppose someone puts their ear to your door and listens in on a private
>or confidential conversation. They may not be breaking any actual laws,
>but it's still immoral and offensive. You may know that your doors and
>walls aren't soundproof, but that doesn't mean you should blame yourself
>for their behavior.
That's not a very good analogy. The guy listening through the door in your example *is* actually breaking privacy laws. A better analogy would be:
Suppose you had a cell phone and some guy asks if he can borrow it and you say, OK. Then he takes it and uses it, but then someone sitting nearby grabs it from him and starts making hundreds of phone calls and uses up all your minutes and texts $4,000 worth of messages. Would you want to be able to put a stop to that before it happens by monitoring the guy who borrowed your phone?
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