I was researching FireFox 4, and found some debate on a proposed fix to a CSS security issue.
Food for thought. Security will never be perfect. So, improving security of browsers, does it actually help my 4th amendment rights? Couldn't it actually hurt them, ?
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. 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution
My browser history is no doubt one of my effects. So any website developers who glean my browser history without a warrant are violating my 4th amendment rights. Shame on them. :P
Imperfect security is not an issue; it’s the people who want to use it against you — that’s the real problem. Sometimes you block them, sometimes you allow them through, but either way, you teach them a lesson if you can.