In cases of corporate malfeasance, it's been shown over and over, that most fines are simply considered as the cost of doing business. Putting managers in jail, on the other hand, DOES get their attention.
I'm quite confident that when FBI agents and their bosses start spending a month or two in jail (especially without pay) for disobeying a court order, their cavalier attitude will change.
I'm just barely holding back my laughter/derision/annoyance. Well, not really.
I recall, some years back, a YouTube video (title: "Snowpocalypse") where the videographer was showing off just how huge the "major" snowfall was, while out walking his dog. The snow was so high it was grazing the dog's belly (a pug, FFS!). Sigh.
While the coal shovel is a good shape it has two flaws: 1) the blade is steel, which adds to the work load; 2) the handle is too short as it's designed for working in tight spaces, so you keep having to bend over. It's a recipe for a heart attack.
I checked out Canadian Tire's, a cross-Canada hardware store, for their selection of 5-star rated snow shovels. One of the winners was an aluminum version of the coal shovel with a longer shaft. This, plus a snow scoop, would be the ideal combination.
"...working to find the right balance between the public’s interest in disclosure and the importance of protecting the integrity of investigations and the judicial process.."
Ahem, I think what they meant was: "...working to find the right balance between the public’s interest in disclosure and the importance of protecting the reputation of investigations and the judicial process..."
IoT devices should never be on your main WiFi network. They should only be on a guest WiFi or on a WiFi network that is separate from your main WiFi using its own NAT router. Likewise, none of your guests should be using your main Wifi network.
Since you're correctly concerned about security, I'll assume you've got a newer, more secure Wifi/Access-Point/Router, which should be able to provide a guest network.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Actually, it's really quite easy to record phone calls.
FTL: "A person shall not...intercept..do any act or thing that will enable him or her or another person to intercept a communication passing over a telecommunications system."
Gawd knows what unusual meaning would be given to the word 'intercept' and the phrase 'telecommunications system', but as I understand them and IANAL: my take is that it doesn't apply when your listening to (and recording) the conversation you're having at the endpoint (not 'over a system'), and especially when it's coming out of the speakerphone.
This would apply to phone taps, recording OTA cell and other wireless phones. Note the stated exceptions in the law regarding the linemen, the network specialists, etc.
Besides, I've seen enough Canadian news shows where they play recordings of phone conversations. The last time I checked, Canada was still part of the Commonwealth, eh.
Actually, it's really quite easy to record phone calls.
..if you approach the problem differently.
Sony and Olympus both make inexpensive earphone-style microphones which you fit in your ear and plug into a recorder/computer of some sort. You then hold whatever phone/headset/handset you're using to your ear and voila!
Bonus: it works on any phone, no modification necessary, no impedance-matching, nothing.