That won't do at all. It's so much better to spy on the social media accounts of particular people or vacuum up everything and store it in data warehouses. Just following and searching for information that people openly give out is so plebeian.
AT&T's Sponsored Data, for example, allows deeper-pocketed companies to pay AT&T an additional toll to have their content exempt from user usage caps, something that automatically puts smaller companies at a disadvantage.
Oh bullshit. 1) Republicans have proposed this, and other things that Republicans like to call socialism and blame on someone else later when it doesn't fit their personal ideology or mythological history. 2) What is your interest in making this a party-orientated? Also, it's laughable in the extreme to call Democrats liberal as if that actually followed. 3) This is neither extra-Constitutional, nor a power grab. 4) Whenever Obama promotes or does anything that the Republicans have already done (or are currently doing), it's somehow magically socialist and wrong just when he does it. 5) Where were you when the Republican presidents were spying as much as technologically possible? Or were they magically doing something completely different? And what of the current Republicans fighting the President and shutting down spy operations, refusing to renew the Patriot Act, and causing general disruption? Oh wait, they never do that.
We are reserving our decision on body cameras until we see some real evidence of their effectiveness and impact on the officers who carry them.
Perhaps the murders, beatings, harassment, targeting, and vicious interrogations that the police find so useful against other criminals would be effective then. The rest of the citizenry wants to make it home alive and unmolested (and not treated with contempt of citizen) every day too.
That's laughable, at best. Even a properly secure version of this software would be garbage, and not something any vendor should bundle in a pre-installed OS in the first place. And if they had done any resting at all, they would have seen what a gaping security hole it creates.
I remember when Lenovo was briefly the place you could still get a solid IBM laptop (sort of). Not that IBM are magical saints or anything, but their good aspects tended to be really rather quite good.
Yes, even if existing manufacturers somehow balked at the idea of producing terribly common equipment, you could have 5 businesses start up overnight if even 1 telco/ISP said they wanted them.
They will be blaming squirrels next.
Then when DSL disappears completely, cable ISPs can go back to under-provisioning networks, put too many customers on the local loops, and blame file-sharing (or Netflix, or whatever flavor of the month target) for their awful QoS. Win/win!
It is? For whom? How much? When in their lives? Note also we are talking about chemical mimicry of estrogen properties, which is another suite of issues. Strontium makes for healthy bones, and phencyclidine is a perfectly good neurotransmitter, right?
Yes, we wouldn't want to have A-B products confused with something that can't possibly be remotely as horrible as theirs.
Now if there were some other brewery making pisswater as a side business to threatening distributors, retailers, and smaller breweries over turf, and making ridiculous trademark claims, then i might be confused.
The company said it has been using the “Natty” name in connection with its line of beers since at least 1998 and that it has trademarks for “Natty Light” and “Fatty Natty” — also known as Natural Light beer — as well as its Natty Daddy brand.
That's some go-for-broke authoritarian "reasoning" there.
I also like the lateral support they get from other "reasoning" sorts who find it doesn't matter since there is a male married couple and also a theater degree involved. I guess this is such an overwhelmingly bad set of characteristics for the situation that we couldn't be bothered to go all apeshit over the fact that two of these named authoritarian nutbags are women. This usually gets a lot of traction. (And usually when there is no authoritarianism involved.)