Speculate about what? All the communications they found were unencrypted. Even if there are also encrypted communications, they would be redundant in terms of stopping a threat. If anyone were actually targeting suspect individuals instead of just vacuuming and storing everything from everyone for later possible perusal (and casual abuse), that is.
If the horse owner was smart, they'd use that pic (or refer to it in the case someone else is all copyright batshit) and start a page somewhere, with lots of cute photos of their horse sticking out tongue and stuff. "This is Betty, the funny horse you all know and love from blah blah selfie contest winner Jacob Bellis' pic!"
How stupid can you be? Go on, monetize the fk out of it.
Re: "Something that will tell us when we might violate someone's privacy? What possible use is that?"
Oh, well, to be used inversely: Set up to look for those generated warnings and then specifically go after the individuald so indicated as non-targets at risk for privacy violation. Pretty neat tool, yeah?
I think my favorite thing about Pluto is the vast majority of people with vocal opinions about it couldn't spare the time of day for anything remotely astronomical (or indeed, vaguely science-related)otherwise. Probably the same people who get pissed off when species are reclassified or anyone comes up with a better model of anything (unless they don't actually know about it and it makes the electronics in their smartphones work). I wonder how many got all upset with Einstein's better and more accurate theory of gravitation.
Hey, anyone else get all cranky when it was figured out that the solar system isn't as far out at the edge of the galaxy as we once thought it was? Let's have a petition for re-sizing the galaxy to suit our weird personal whims and take back our Good Old Days and Keep Kids Off Our Lawns.
Well, the NSA and their other TLA compatriots could actually start doing something good outside of the realm of what they think is you-can't-handle-the-truth necessary. Or even be good at what they are putatively doing.
Yeah, i know, right after we start planting rice on Neptune, we'll get to that.
Re: Re: Throw in religion and suddenly Timmy is for copyright?
Yet another glaring "I don't know what i'm responding to!" in this thread.
But it's funny how apparently one can throw in religion and one is exempt from copyright. That's cool. No one benefits in cash or warm bodies by using other people's work to make your religious cause seem cooler and more entertaining*.
Suggesting that laws and litigious behaviors, or other consequences, bad or not, be applied equitably across the board, particularly when those who tend to be exempt also tend to be at the upper end of the power dynamic, is not the same as promoting bad or unjust rules, laws, or customs.
And it has nothing to do with whether someone agreed with the point of the rally or not. OK, actually, i don't understand any of your response with respect to the comment to which you are apparently replying.
That had nothing to do with advertising, and although i agree that some of these are problematic or somewhat misrepresented, changing the behavior of private industry for the better is one of the best ways to improve things. Hell, if the way we do consumption and economies does not change, nothing ever will improve.