In the future everyone will be guilty of something; in fact, you're probably guilty right now
***link fixed and a link to Bruce Schneier.
Security expert, Bruce Schneier, in a Freakonomics Q&A:
Q: Is there any benefit to password protecting your home Wifi network? I have IT friends that say the only real benefit is that multiple users can slow down the connection, but they state that there is no security reason. Is this correct?
A: I run an open wireless network at home. There’s no password, and there’s no encryption. Honestly, I think it’s just polite. Why should I care if someone on the block steals wireless access from me? When my wireless router broke last month, I used a neighbor’s access until I replaced it.
Congress disagrees and provides their usual extreme example of useless security theater:
The Securing Adolescents From Exploitation-Online Act, a bill, according to CNET, "saying that anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public must report illegal images including 'obscene' cartoons and drawings—or face fines of up to $300,000," breezed through the House yesterday. The vote was an overwhelming—and frightening—409 to 2, with only Ron Paul and Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) opposing the bill.
...One nation under "Think of the Children," divisible pretty much all the time with liberty (being a women's basketball team) and justice (being a retired baseball player)