Reply to post: Re: I think it's a reasonable idea.

US cop goes war-driving to find stolen gear by MAC address

fajensen Silver badge

Re: I think it's a reasonable idea.

Anything at all that attracts the cops is likely to get innocent people (and dogs) killed by crowds of trigger happy goons right out of a 2 day SWAT-course!

Is it worth it? Over some consumer shite that everybody and their dogs have?

Do we want "Stop & Search Anyone" - because the prowling cops software claims that somebody's device has a suspect MAC they can now rummage through your pockets and your device, possibly, detain it while they verify the ownership (and take down all your contacts as "leads").

I don't think so. I think it's just cops looking for more crime in order to make jobs (and asset forfeiture opportunities) for themselves.

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