IP addresses leading to wrongful arrests

posted by Yogesh Basu Ideator , 974 days ago , show insights

There have been numerous incidents of IP addresses leading to wrongful arrests, be it due to a typo, 'AM-PM' goof-up or wrong time-zone.

These people having to undergo ordeal for no fault of theirs were the lucky ones since the truth came out in the end but it's not unreasonable to think that many innocent people are languishing in the jails due to wrongful convictions sighting false IP addresses as evidence.

It's naive to expect all investigative agencies to have knowledge about how Internet protocols work or ISPs to act with caution and sincerity when the police ask them to match the IP address to the real geographical address. Yet the governments still rely upon IP addresses at large to prosecute cyber crimes.
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