Consider this. If this trend continues, then soon everyone will have encryption that is as strong as the encryption used by the bad guys. That will make everyone a bad guy. Therefore it is better to use genuine Golden Key encryption approved by both Big Brother and our Dear Leader. That way your data will be nice and safe. None of your comrades can read your documents. They can be read only by you, the National Corporation, and anyone possessing a copy of The Golden Key.
Because: (please check all that apply) (items are conveniently arranged in decreasing order of national importance) [_] Possible leak of information that embarrasses or incriminates rich people [x] Infringement [x] Think of the children [x] Terrorists
Don't you think 3D printed guns are like a weapon?
The new 3D printing must be heavily regulated. There are terrible threats to society that you may not have considered.
Here is only one example of the danger. An unregulated 3D printer could be used, in secret, to circumvent Arizona's legal limit of two dildos per household. Regulating 3D printers will help keep us all safe from such dangers.
While that is true that they don't care about the little guy, they may foolishly fail to recognize that digital bits do not recognize the difference between the nobility and the peasants. A cyber pearl harbor might wipe out the wealth of the rich and poor alike. Equal opportunity hacking.
If security researchers in the US are in danger because of the code they work with, then using my special psychic powers, I can foresee what is going to happen.
The fog is clearing, I am getting a vision . . .
Security research will be done outside the US. Other countries will have all the good hacking tools. The US will also not have done any real research into how to defend against attacks, because knowing how to defend against attacks requires understanding how the attack will work. Otherwise you end up with software like . . .
MickeySoft Maginot Line Defender ! Professional Edition
The US has no penetration tools and weak defenses . . . and . . . something major is happening now . . .
Actually the power companies could make a very similar argument to what Verizon was with Netflix.
Certain types of appliances put a much heavier load on the electric utility grid than light bulbs do.
Therefore, makers of those large energy consuming appliances should have to pay electric utilities an 'interconnect fee' to wire such heavy loads to the incoming utility service. Just as Netflix should pay Verizon for the amount of bandwidth that netflix uses.
That argument makes sense for the electric utilities to make. Verizon has already set the precedent.
And I think the water and natural gas utilities should take note.