I don't think he'll have a hard time. If you're good, people will take you in. And if background checks are tight in the united states, he can always go abroad, where nobody cares about strange sentences in the US.
I mean, 1 year of prison for electronic fraud, what the hell...
Having this list is not the problem, but using it for sending people to intimidate people on the list is. Instead they should those people free passes to libraries, cultural places, sport events, support groups, or something like that.
Crime prevention doesn't work through threats and punishment.
Well, the decision in itself is not surprising, as it only make sense. What's surprising is, that a texan grand jury judges in a way that makes sense, even though a dead cop is involved.
It's all a big tragedy, but maybe someone should learn from it, that only because a deputy requests a no-knock warrant, the risks of this should be waged against the crime that the suspect is searched for, and if it's not worth having someone dying from a search warrant, deny no-knock and keep all the citizens safer. Because one thing is sure: Noone would've died because of marijuana consumption or dealing.
Well, maybe we can take this the other way. If I have to go to prison for a crime, maybe you could send my avatar to a virtual prison instead? Because, in a sense I'm serving my time, whether you like it or not.
I think the question is a philosophic one, since someone invented an encryption tool that has several passwords, and will "unlock" different data depending on the password you choose for decrypting. A certain password can even destroy the data that is hidden.
There won't be a single former customer today, as this combination of industrial fat and industrial sugar (traces of nut and cocoa can be found for marketing purposes) is a highly addictive drug, aimed at kids and women. When you eat it, your level of serotonine will shoot up in no time (just like with Ben & Jerrys), so once you're an addict, it is very hard to quit, because the natural production of serotonine has gone down.
It's like showing an article about an overdose-victim to a pusher and hoping he will stop - not gonna happen.
Well, if your kids break a window, you pay for those damages as well, doesn't matter if you were there or not. So if you let others use your internet connection in a country where you are by law liable for everything that happens from your access point IP-adrdess, you have to pay for those damages as well. I don't see what's the problem here? (Except that internet access points should be open for everyone all the time without any liability for the access point provider, as it's just one link in a chain of services, but that's a whole different story.)
I think he is right though, as for most part of the internet. Since I first went online in the midnineties, I always knew that all measures for data protection and privacy are only facades and temporary, as information cannot be put on a worldwide accessible web with total security. Heavy encryption might help temporarily, but in the long it will lose the protection against sheer computing power of the future.
That's why heavily encrypted networks and services are so interesting and important right now. But as long as there is no solution that complete encrypts client-sided with regular updates and open-source-code that is massively adapted by all platforms and protocols, there won't be any real privacy on the internet. Most of it is completely imaginary and marketing, in my opinion.
Society defines, what a word means, by using it in a certain way. You can't reverse these processes by using it in a different way. You can try, but people will always hear, what they want to hear, and what fits with their perspective of the universe. It's a lost cause. Same happened to "Kung-Fu" and "Parkour" and many other terms...
I can't wait for it, this will be a good thing. Because the more people will reach the fifth strike, the more people will start using heavy encrypted filesharing technology and darknets. It's all evolution, survival of the fittest.