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posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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That's exactly what I was thinking....Thought it was the Onion or something.

From the Article:




Police dogs in New England are being trained to sniff out child pornography as state police in Massachusetts and Rhode Island fight back against a growing network of traffickers, according to the Providence Journal. Smart pups, like Thoreau, a golden Labrador who trained at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy for 22 weeks, can pinpoint hard drives, thumb drives and other technological devices that may be hidden in a home.


They can find anything with a Memory Stick.




Given to the state police by the Connecticut State Police, the dog assisted in its first search warrant in June pinpointing a thumb drive containing child pornography hidden four layers deep in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. That discovery led the police to secure an arrest warrant, state police Cpl. Eric Yelle says. “If it has a memory card, he’ll sniff it out,” Det. Adam Houston, Thoreau’s handler, says. At times, child pornographers hide devices in ceiling tiles or even radios.


I didn't realize all memory sticks must contain Child Porn.

There are lots of reasons people may not want the Cops to search all their devices.

However, people may not like this. So they scream it's for Child Porn.

Strawman much ?

I hope they catch every single pervert out there.

But teaching Service Dogs to retrieve all the Memory Sticks in a Home.

Seems to me this has very little to do with Child Porn.

Huffingtonpost.com




posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 03:39 PM
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But hey, if you're not guilty of anything it's cool, right?



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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Not every thumbdrive will contain illegal porn..Sounds like uncle sam wants to have the ability to find and destroy any leaks before they hit the internet in my opinion. As it stands with all of the cyber spying and data collection going on every single ISP can and has the ability to see what sites you browse, what you download and so on. Even Tor is breached and is essentially a honeypot for spooks to collect data on people trying to dl stuff anonymously. Face it the government records every single online footprint - they just want to be able to locate sensitive material stored on HD's and USB drives..+1 for sensationalism from the huffingtonpost
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posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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Are they going to use this to make a "hit" cause for a search?

The dog "hit" on your cell phone so now we can get a warrant to confiscate your computer, tablet, phone, microwave and toaster to check for porn.

And the public will hear "for the children!" and totally accept it.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
But hey, if you're not guilty of anything it's cool, right?

God I hope you were being sarcastic...NO, its not cool!!! It is none of the police, or any other governments business WHAT is on a persons hard drive. It is just another abuse of power by a corrupt government slowly taking away our rights. If you really want to stop "child pornography, then lets start at the top, where it is REALLY an issue. Like catholic churches, disgusting politicians, and Hollywood producers. Unfortunately, THAT is where the real problem with child sex abuses is happening.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: thesmokingman

originally posted by: intrepid
But hey, if you're not guilty of anything it's cool, right?

God I hope you were being sarcastic...




It opens doors that are scary to say the least. A question. If Sparky finds your external drive and on it is say, your REAL bookkeeping. Can they charge you for that? It wasn't what they were looking for.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

Protip....your "real" books should be real books.

Same for any other materials like that novel you have been writing for four years to finish or that neet idea, the computer is not the place....unless you like to share.

Cheers.
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posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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Where is that little blinking emoticon when you need it?



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 04:19 PM
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I've been designing electronic devices for decades. Flash drives don't have anything in them that every other modern circuit board in every other electronic devices doesn't have. I call complete BS. It would be like trying to sniff out a bottle cap in a bottle cap factory. "Sir, the dog sniffed out a bottle cap in that there plastic extruder. We better tear it apart and have a look."

Good luck finding anything in my technology saturated home.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

that is exactly what this is for....you all of a sudden have an mp3 file your friend emailed you and they can get you for pirating and whatever else. I will say things like thumb drives and sd disks etc are very easy to hide so its kind of cool they got a dog that can do this...but with everything else, how far will this be used.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 05:10 PM
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originally posted by: CraftBuilder
I've been designing electronic devices for decades. Flash drives don't have anything in them that every other modern circuit board in every other electronic devices doesn't have. I call complete BS. It would be like trying to sniff out a bottle cap in a bottle cap factory. "Sir, the dog sniffed out a bottle cap in that there plastic extruder. We better tear it apart and have a look."

Good luck finding anything in my technology saturated home.


I agree with you. This smell like BS. Though for the life of me I can't
see any reason why this story made news except for its eye-catching headline



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 05:16 PM
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They are training the dog to find certain chemicals used in making drives.

This chemical may have been added because the feds required it be added to all drives.

Think of the NSA and there book of back-doors, bugs, that let them into computers.
www.spiegel.de...

The feds may have gone to manufacturers and gave them a line of BS about being able to find hidden drives in criminal cases, terrorist, and child porn cases and the manufacturers went along with it. or the fed found someone working for the manufacturers that for a few $1000 a month would dump a packet of special powder into the plastic used to make the cases for the drives.

A few $1000 a month extra to a factory employee in china would be like winning the lottery.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: rockpaperhammock
Heck, I don't need to hide mine, as a matter of fact there are times I need a dog to find my USB sticks!

But yeah, child porn and terrorism are the 2 top excuses to violate our privacy. Wouldn't be so bad if it stopped at that.
Stop looking at and consuming child porn you idiots!
Sure, I looked at little girls when I was in elementary school, but I grew up and realised grown women were way more desirable, wait a minute...they always were.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 05:40 PM
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This is why you put your flash drive in a ziplock baggie and drop it in the bottom of a jar of very strong salsa, containing every ingredient known to make a dog's nose burn. Good luck fetching, Fido.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 05:57 PM
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I do love dogs, even above probably 99 .999 percent of the 2 legged cockroaches that infest this great green...once green earth.
For this reason, I don't think dogs should be used to police.
It only perverts their natural state.
Dogs are better than us.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 06:01 PM
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I hide my flash drive in my dog's butt. This way it looks like they are just greeting each other...



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

I hide my flash drive in my dog's butt. This way it looks like they are just greeting each other...


Your dog's nose to your dog's ass? Sounds familiar but different.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
Your dog's nose to your dog's ass? Sounds familiar but different.


Hah. No, the search dog's nose to my dog's ass. "Nothing to see here, just sayin' hi'.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

I hide my flash drive in my dog's butt. This way it looks like they are just greeting each other...


Very Nice...

I can only imagine the look on Rover's face on "backup day".



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
Very Nice...
I can only imagine the look on Rover's face on "backup day".


The dog is also equipped with a personal hotspot so I can just sync her in with a laptop.






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