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PA Supreme Court rules that a suspect doesn’t have to disclose the 64 character password to his computer that he effectively admitted contains child porn. As reprehensible as CP is, I think this is the right decision and the logic presented by the majority opinion seems well founded. The law needs to catch up with the current state of the world where much of our life is contained in a computer and not just in our head.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

@jerry As the majority opinion reflects, this was settled long ago in the US Supreme Court. This case is about whether or not 5A still applies when the government knows full well that there's CP on the disk, because dude admitted to it.

What still needs to be settled, is whether a person can be compelled to decrypt the disk, or enter a password into a tool to decrypt the disk, without disclosing it to anything but the tool, which discards it.

@jerry 64 characters. I have to step up my game.

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