No doubt this is going to be used to censor all the posts about the bang up job the EU's is doing on immigration, and well, any other policy they screw up royally. The two things they are doing, setting themselves up for a Streisand effect that approaches that of a mega tsunami levels, and hiding the resentment that is leading to the rise of the right, will come back to bite them in the end.
I say good on them, let them hide their heads in the sand, cover their ears, yell I can't hear you, and force all the hate speech underground where they can never monitor it.
This reminds me of something ... oh yeah, now I remember ... it's kind of like attention seeking attorney generals and police departments forcing Craig's list to de-list prostitution, and now that we have zero prostitution in the United States, I feel so much safer. /sarc
The difference between the majority of millennials and most of the older folk is media is interactive. Most companies like Verizon do not understand that. They still see the world through pre 2000 rose colored glasses. Where business plans where made, no adaptation was done, no feedback was gathered, and anything that could affect any other portion of the businesses bottom line was nixed.
"That the criminal element now seems to present more of a danger coming from law enforcement than from the criminals is not improving the government's credibility. If anything it is leading citizens to now believe the government is the problem, not the solution and that is one of the many reasons it is showing up voting results as they have been."
the court is limited to what it can do in response to the DOJ's misconduct. Holding the DOJ responsible for the involved states' legal fees would result in the participating states effectively paying their own legal fees.
Here is a novel idea, have the DOJ lawyers pay the legal fees out of their own pockets. That might deter this sort of behavior in the future.
"it's an embarrassment for the NY Times to have allowed it to be published. Is fact checking dead at the Gray Lady?"
The New York Times has become a tabloid that does opinion pieces. Every week or two you hear about one of their high profile stories being full of "factual errors", that is political speak for totally made up.
I find this truly amusing. Europe is big on privacy laws, but not all that interested or concerned about free speech. If organizations like Union of Jewish French Students continue moving forward with ridiculous laws suits, they will end up with their section of the internet being the lowest common denominator of free speech imaginable.
I say more power to them, the more restrictive they become, the sooner they becoming a self censoring nation like China. That means less competition for the US.
"They don't get that an API is more like a map or a menu, rather than the actual stuff itself. The API is basically just explaining how to get information, not what the information itself actually is."
The map and menu lines are old and tired.
An API is like the front panel of a vending machine, you know that when you push one sequence of buttons, it will deliver you a danish, another sequence you get corn chips.
The code is the mechanism that drops the food, the machine could use screws that turn, a robotic arm, or some weird ass Rube Goldberg machine that ends with a catapult tossing your food to you.