reply to post by Raist
As for hotlinks I never click any hotlink I do not right click first. Go to properties and get the URL you will be taken to.
I have never done this in all my years using computers. Furthermore, what about people even less tech savvy as me? As the internet proliferates more
each day, there are going to be plenty of people out there who have no idea what they're doing.
As for the other issue of telling who clicked the link. I would presume that they would investigate this much like in the article to see what other
web sites had been visited or images downloaded.
Are you suggesting that just because someone may have visited websites with "morally questionable" material, that shows that they are a
I might understand if there was illegal pornography on the computer, but they wouldn't know that until after they busted down your door. If they had
known about the other material, they wouldn't need to use this method.
If they were monitoring traffic to a real illegal site, and nailed anyone who actually downloaded material I would be more inclined to accept that
they had probable cause to investigate. But even with this, there is a slippery slope with regards to some of the other points I have mentioned.
After all I know I have an alibi on my whereabouts, if I am at home and want to lie about that I would need a reliable alibi.
What if you are home asleep in bed, but your buddy is staying on the couch and decides to use your computer in the middle of the night. I know I have
gone to bed leaving a friend or two in my living room still playing video games or whatever. What sort of alibi would you have then?
Or what if you go out for a drive to no place special, and while you are out, your roomate is on the computer. Try to prove where you were.
Not having an alibi is not proof of guilt, only proof of innocence (in most cases).
Getting an email from someone you do not know with a link in it and clicking it is pretty much asking for trouble though.
I click on links in emails all the time. And you know what? I don't even own my own computer. So what does that tell you? Besides, if the link
didn't accurately state the intended content, how does that prove intent?
If you are getting emails with links to child porn you need to be busted.
I really hop you are kidding. With that logic, if they sent you the link in an email, you should be busted then, even if you don't click it. Come on.
If you have friends who would send this to you then one you need better friends, and two you could prove that it was sent to you by a friend through
the HD of your PC.
Aparrently it wouldn't matter who sent it to you. I should hope people would have better friends, but I know many people that I would not associate
with socially. Furthermore, there are plenty of people I talk to in the internet, that I know nothing about.
Maybe it is my lack of trust of others that keeps me from clicking anything I am not already familiar with without checking the links properties
Well, whatever works for you I suppose, but that doesn't mean you should become a sex offender and go to prison just because you forget to check
before you clicked.
In the world today with ID theft and such, it is irresponsible not to do that.
I don't store any personal information on the computer, so I have nothing to worry about.
Any one going to places that hold these links are probably being watched to start with.
Just because people go to adult sites, does not make them a criminal or a pedophile.