My Thoughts on Online Scanners

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Following the Dorner saga in California and the Boston Bombings, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding online scanners.  As someone who has feet on both sides of the fence on this issue, I think I’m well positioned to offer an opinion on it.  My opinion centers around two words:  responsibility and encryption.  At the end of the day, the user of an RF scanner and the user of an online scanner must be responsible.  The user of an RF scanner is self responsible but it’s hard to take into account the responsibility of what could be thousands of listeners of an online scanner.  It then follows that some amount of responsibility falls on the owner/operator of the online scanner.  The lack of responsibility, real or perceived will lead to the increased use of encryption by the public safety agencies that so many listeners wish monitor.

I believe that…

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