Tuesday, September 04, 2018

People can find themselves served with search warrants after clicking on URL's connected to child pornography

Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning users about the possibility of being subject to a search warrant after even clicking on a URL capable of taking users to child pornography, in a sting.

The EFF Press Release went out on Friday, August 31, here. EFF has submitted an amicus brief, noting that users often don't know what is in links they are clicking on (misspelling, hacks, tiny url's).  

The case is “USA v. Boysk” in Alexandria, VA.  

But the case seems also connected to P2P and to a practice called “rickrolling”.
Sometimes on YouTube I see softcore gay porn videos offered that might have been filmed overseas with legally underage actors. In one or two cases these videos have quickly been taken down.