tfay835 karma2015-08-12 17:57:07 UTC
What effect, if any, will this have on Law Enforcement in the realm of digital investigations? As a member of a regional ICAC Taskforce, we routinely use IP's in our investigations.
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tfay832 karma2015-08-14 04:25:54 UTC
Before you go rushing for your tinfoil hat, I think you're overestimating the type of information ARIN makes available through their system. ARIN's database that we in law enforcement use is the equivalent to an IP white pages. Minus personal information. All it tells us is which ISP is currently distributing a certain IP which allows us to determine jurisdiction and who to send legal process to. You can use the same tool we do by going to their website and entering your IP in their WhoIs box. All it's going to tell you is which company currently manages your IP, which country it's in, and who I should send a subpoena to. It's been around long before 9/11.
tfay832 karma2015-08-14 04:25:13 UTC
tfay831 karma2015-08-14 12:55:36 UTC
Hey man I'm with you. As a traditionalist, I feel like we were just as capable of a nation when it came to catching bad guys before we went all Skynet on everyone. A legal warrant takes an extra 5 minutes out of my day to write and at least it's part of the solution.
tfay831 karma2015-08-13 13:08:45 UTC
In my position we use the information to track and apprehend pedophiles who abuse children and create/distribute child pornography so I'd say the victims give a shit.
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