I’m Glad I Can Fix My Own Computers

Court documents prove the FBI used Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” to gather evidence.

IV Right of search and seizure regulated

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

V Provisons concerning prosecution

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

Privacy is not a function of whether or not you have anything to hide. I get sick of hearing that. The last time I had a discussion with one of those “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about” people, I told him if the police ever show up at my house and ask to search it without a warrant, I’m going to tell them, no, but give them his address and say “This guy says he has nothing to hide and doesn’t see a need for a fourth or fifth amendment. Go search his house without a warrant. I’m sure he’ll let you.”