Actually the people directly exploiting these children to create the images are the worst of the worst. It's no different than the drug dealers vs. the addicts, IMHO. Not to absolve the viewers, but to inject a bit of perspective here.
So now countries and organizations will resort to posting the content via anonymous 3rd party sites, and then linking to it on their official channels. Or is the IOCC going to start punishing anyone who merely *LINKS* to "unauthorized" olympic content?
Anyone who argues for backdoors should have all of their investment and banking accounts put in a system with a backdoor. That would only be used by the "good guys" for "good reasons". And while we're at it, their email & texts goes into a similarly backdoored system. Let's see how loud they argue for it then.
I have Sonic broadband, which is simply reselling AT&T Uverse. They provide a VPN service so that AT&T can't capture my traffic. I'm sure it would be cheaper for people to pay for a 3rd party VPN service rather than pay their own ISP for "privacy". I wouldn't even trust them to respect my privacy if I did pay for it. I'm sure we will hear of them turning over data to a govt agency despite the customer "paying for privacy".
Anyone working on mobile phone locking software, please consider adding a duress passcode separate from the real passcode that would open the device with only some generic data included and simultaneously erase/invalidate all other data on the phone.
I'm sure for any popular and recognizable song out there, there are re-recorded versions, re-mastered versions, live versions, or even covers that could be used instead. Perhaps they didn't think to use one of those, but if this whole pre-1972 becomes a legal quagmire, you can bet this strategy will gain traction. Or just use a different song.
You have a lot of trolls and other undesirables coming to your site and leaving unwanted comments. Why don't you issue a few C&Ds to these folks and then if and when they come back, file a lawsuit. I would help fund such an experiment...
"To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now."
Seems to me the FCC requirement to allow antennas and dishes could work around this. Here in San Francisco, Monkeybrains and WebPass both offer wireless broadband services. And even someone like Google Fiber could set up an antenna right across the street from a building/complex and use wireless as the "last mile."
If this whole thing taught me anything, it's that I cannot trust ISPs based in the USA. I got my ProtonMail account and I'm in the process of migrating everything over to it.
And as soon as a cell phone service comes out with security baked in, I'm switching over to that too. I have nothing extraordinary or illegal to hide, but I still don't leave my blinds and doors open on my house.
Mike, if TechDirt dumps Comodo now, and others do too, perhaps that will send them an appropriate message.
Personally I wanted to use Let's Encrypt for a new site I configured recently, but after spending the better part of a day trying to get it to work, I gave up and went with the option that my host (NameCheap) provided for $2.
Re: Re: Let this one go; focus on more strategic battles
Oh rly? I did not know there were trained specialists out there in the cable box platform space. Then by all means, they should continue boxing those cables.
Look, I get it if some feel this area is an important beachhead in a larger campaign. I just don't see it. ISP "fuckery" (as John Oliver says) around broadband, and the FCC and local municipalities trying to actually act in the interest of the citizenry is at least an order of magnitude more important, and growing.