Or claiming you were raped without having any broken bones to show. So even if someone has semen dripping from their torn orifice(s), they still can't file rape charges unless they also have a fractured clavicle? That's what I thought. Idiot.
I remember once reading a gay erotic story that was written during the early days of the World Wide Web where somebody had a vibrating dildo inside him pretty much 24/7, and it was controlled by someone in the same household who was himself acting under orders he received online. I can no longer find the story, unfortunately, because the person wearing the dildo was an underage boy, and that's the type of story that search engines and erotic websites purged a few years back. :( Still, wouldn't that count as prior art?
This was fully in the city's interests, because it's unclear on why a municipality should be granted a trademark on a local landmark's image when it isn't actually using that image in commerce. Are you sure about that? Isn't taking licensing fees from the unsuspecting a form of trade?
Facebook then [...] stated they'd [...] be banning encrypted content . And that attitude is exactly why I've never had a Facebook account (with the possible exception of a shadow account). Your desire to absolutely every little thing about me doesn't trump my right to privacy and security, Suckerberk.
"We often make trade-offs and we make it more difficult. If that were not the case then why wouldn’t the government simply say all of these [takes out phone] have to be configured so they’re constantly recording everything that we say and do, and then when you get a court order it gets turned over and we wind up convicting ourselves?" It would pretty much make a nonsense of the Fifth Amendment is why. Why the hell does an Englishman need to point that out to an American? *facepalms*
"Today, more than eight years after his unjust expulsion, student Hayden Barnes’ federal civil rights lawsuit against Georgia’s Valdosta State University (VSU) and former VSU president Ronald Zaccari concluded with the announcement of a $900,000 settlement…" o.0 Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the payout is unjustified in any way, I just wish that it was the teachers' union paying it instead of the university.
As a reminder, why the hell should people have to pay up to $200 extra for what the cable company is contractually obliged to supply? The obligation may be only to provide a router (depending on the contract), but the expectation of the customer deciding its security level is heavily implied and is understood by both parties.
How much are you willing to bet that Cablevision (strike)throws money at(/strike) (strike)lobbies(/strike) represents its interests to the FCC and gets declared the owner of the affected equipment so it's no longer in violation of the CFAA?
Correct, but the potential effects of something is a good enough reason not to say it, and those potential effects are why certain insults are illegal under the (watered down and unenforced) Equality Act 2010, for example.
"You have to draw the line between your right as a citizen to privacy and a community's right to live in a crime-free environment. You can't have them both," Mills said. If the price that 'crime-free environment' is police committing GBH on toddlers with flashbangs, no bloody thank you. That's far too high a price to pay.