So basically cable subscribers are paying for the privilege of watching advertisement and half-baked content. Even if they use their ISPs position it's hardly going to help: with their bloated costs it's much cheaper to set up a VPN via https to thwart any attempt of throttling and keep on Netflixing or torrenting.
They are just increasing the poison dose being injected in their veins.
Even taking into account 9/11 I have yet to see a more aggressive reaction to some high profile crime. And we are talking about some petty street criminals here. As for the terrorism crew I refuse to brand them terrorists. They are just stupid criminals.
The NSA fanboys in the Government won't change opinions unless some of their friends suffer real damage from the hands of the secret services due to surveillance. A misinterpreted call, ambiguous metadata and a shot to the head. They believe they are immune to those things.
Eventually there will be leakage. It is good because it shines light into shady behavior and at the same time it may be bad with all the surveillance we are seeing. That's personal data leaking into hands that may not be friendly.
Which means no punishment whatsoever. Even if it's glaring like this you only have to throw your arms in the air and claim honest mistake.
Maybe we should start issuing takedown notices on behalf of some copyright dork targeting the MAFIAA themselves and their services. If we say it's good faith and that even if we don't own the copyrights we feel it is our duty to help the copyright holders themselves...
He's an idiot really. By his logic we should let all police abuse go because, really, it's just a few thousand people and deaths in 300 million (or whatever the US population is now). See, moron's logic.
Probably because TD is more focused on making piracy and or copyright infringement redundant or useless by offering better options, rather than playing a completely pointless and futile game of whack-a-pirate.
They are already in their terminal days. The only possible way to prevent death is to open their mobile phones to another environment (android or windows phone I'd say) and focus on building a phone that can easily integrate to companies and homes alike while being secure and customizable for the company/home needs. Even that may fail. They are lagging behind this train for a while now.
Google is optional and generally Google employees have no access to the data. And yes, analytics can be stopped and it's fairly easy. You should be concerned with smaller or less known companies that are not easy to spot with a simple no-script.
The super cookies are a clear abuse of the ISPs position as the conduits and it's way more serious than what Google may do in your wild fantasies.
But nothing, NOTHING compares to Government surveillance. If they tap directly in the servers you CANNOT opt-out and you CAN be arrested or harassed (or tortured, go figure) by the Government if they decide they don't like you or read something out of context. Google is plain right and there is no hypocrisy at all considering how easy it is to avoid them.
Google can start charging them for the clearly bogus requests and refuse to process further ones if the company does not pay. If things go to court Google would have an insanely strong evidence that they are abusing the system.
So Blackberry wants independent software makers that have absolutely nothing to do with Google or Apple to spend manpower to build their same app from zero for their irrelevant platform. Did somebody ask if Blackberry is going to pay for those work hours? Oh no? Then STFU. If the developers don't think writing the app for Blackberry is profitable then nothing can or should force them to do it anyway.
As for the morons trying to divert the attention from the real neutrality debate it is a losing battle. When 98% of the market couldn't care less about the ones whining about apps it's hardly going to be effective.