I emailed her, this is her reply (received about a week ago):
Thank you for your letter expressing your support for reforming National Security Agency (NSA) programs. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue, and welcome the opportunity to respond.
First, please be assured that the NSA does not conduct mass surveillance on U.S. citizens. Its mission is to collect foreign signals intelligence to detect foreign national security threats. For your convenience, a summary of the NSA's authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is available on the agency's website or at http://tinyurl.com/NSA-FISA.
Please know that I support measures to improve oversight of U.S. intelligence programs and to make them more transparent to the public. On October 31, 2013, I introduced the "FISA Improvements Act" (S. 1631), which would require court review when the NSA call records database is queried, and mandate a series of limitations on how the records can be obtained, stored, and used. It would also authorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to designate outside "amici curiae," or "friends of the court," to provide independent perspectives and assist the Court in reviewing matters that present a novel or significant interpretation of law.
Additionally, on November 5, 2013, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which I chair, approved the "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014" (S. 1681), which would strengthen existing protections that allow whistleblowers in the Intelligence Community to bring their concerns directly to the attention of Congress, inspectors general, and Intelligence Community leaders. The bill would also require the Department of Justice to inform the Congressional intelligence committees of all Office of Legal Counsel opinions regarding intelligence activities, and extend the charter of the Public Interest Declassification Board, which promotes public access to a thorough record of U.S. national security decisions and activities.
Finally, as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I have called for a full review of all U.S. intelligence programs. For your convenience, I have included an opinion piece I authored in the San Francisco Chronicle on November 2, 2013 that further outlines proposals that I support.
Again, thank you for writing. Please know that as Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I take seriously my responsibility to ensure that national security programs honor the privacy and Fourth Amendment rights of U.S. citizens. I will certainly keep your concerns in mind as Congress considers legislation to reform NSA programs. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841.
Nubribullet, LLC is the owner of the well-known trademark and trade name Nutribullet. As you are no doubt aware, Nutribullet is a trademark used to identify products, services, activities and events related to Nutribullet, LLC.
1) Well-known, I doubt it. I didn't know about it. Granted that is a small selection size. 2) They couldn't even spell the company name correct.
I think the people in her (my) state just don't care.
They see a name they recognize and pick it.
I'm starting to think letting ignorant people vote is worse than not letting them.
Forget this 'right to vote' garbage. You need to show at least some semblance of intelligent political thought before being allowed to vote. Not just, "Should I check the top box, or the bottom?"
Otherwise you end up with this situation.
Anyway to answer the article's question: She's blind, deaf, and dumb. That's how.
I just hope this situation finally gets her thrown out of office. Wishful thinking, I know...
When Star Trek: Armada came out, I got a demo disk from a gaming magazine then.
I played the demo (two missions) far more than 20 times. Then again I was like 10 or 12, so I wouldn't have been able to buy the game anyway. I didn't care, the demo was fun enough for me back then.
I bought the sequel when it came out, then the original when it was re-released by another company.
I think it's about time I write another letter to my disgrace of a senator, Feinstein, and let her know my feelings on this.
Part of me wants to know what canned response letter I'll receive back. However speaking my opinion will make me feel a little better. Even if it serves no purpose, at least it's better than most of the people in this country that won't do anything.
Really? She solved a problem they've been working on longer than she's been alive?
What does that say about them?
They need a new PR rep. They should have at least offered her an internship or job there. I think that would have been the easiest way to silence her. Since she'd be working for them, they would own everything she does.
Progress is made with collaboration, not litigation.
Oh I forgot, companies aren't interested in progress, just money. Carry on then.
I'm really not sure why copyright gets to be involved here anyway.
Because software (including firmware) is copyrighted and unlocking the phone requires changing the software or firmware (circumventing) to enable features the carriers/manufacturers don't want you to use. If they didn't care, all phones would already be unlocked, even on subsidy.
It's our broken system that allows this.
That is correct. I even tried to look up credit card information after reading this, and didn't see anything.
Additionally, as a developer I found the information useful.
My app is region specific, and several of the users who purchased my app didn't even live in the area the app is designed to work in (why they bought it, I don't know).
However I used the location information Google provided me to add support for those regions into my app. Granted my use case is probably not as common, however it's valuable information.