Sharing files on an unsecured wireless router? Be very careful about what files you are willing to share with the world — and the courts. Over on FourthAmendment.com, John Wesley Hall Jr. notes a recent Oregon ruling:
Defendant’s computer was set to share files on his wireless network. A neighbor’s wireless router failed, and her computer which regularly shared files, too, automatically picked up defendant’s system, and she saw folders indicative of child pornography. The defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the files that could be shared by anybody who accessed his wireless network. United States v. Ahrndt, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7821 (D. Ore. January 28, 2010)
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