But it wouldn't make sense to ask the Royal Mail to steam open every single package they're delivering, just in case there's something rude in it.
That's about the stupidest analogy you could possibly give! lol
(despite the fact that many totalitarian regimes DO steam open all their mail!)
The whole point being that, unlike for paper mail, it basically *is* a piece of piss to scan packets in transit.
And even if it was too expensive to scan all of them, even if you only scanned some ludicrously small percentage (like 0.5% or sthg), that would still be a massive improvement on the current system.
But we've had this exact same conversation about 5 times already, so bizarrely I find myself in one of those rare situations where I begin to agree with Johnny H's assertion that you seem to have a maniacal desire to stamp upon any technological progress in this area.