"Look, there's no joy in understanding that Talbot's emarrassment has multiplied because of his admittedly hilarious attempt at a coverup, but the world does need to understand that attempts to hide information in this manner will only result in it being further spread. "
I kind of feel sorry for the guy as his "crime" is pretty mundane. But hell yes there is joy in Streisand. Otherwise you wouldn't be the one writing about them when they happen.
So, cheers for the inevitable next Streisand Effect! Because people never learn.
Weird, once you buy the subscription you get an e-mail with the receipt and another one with an activation link where you can either associate it with a new account or login with an existing one and do said association. It takes a few minutes to fully activate and you may have to logout and login again.
If a private entity is doing something for the Government AND being paid on top of it then it is representing the State in that specific task. It's only natural they are subject to the same restrictions the Government is. Hopefully this venue of warrantlessly snooping on other people equipment is closed asap.
"I wonder if you're one of the Does named in the suit. Maybe so. (This is going to be such fun!)"
Nah, I read the whole thing and the Does are people related to Techdirt and Floor64. There aren't any readers mentioned. Still, I wouldn't be worried even if I was one of de Does. Easy win for Mike. And there's the jurisdiction issue. They'd have to bring it many thousand miles away and it would be even easier to toss the lawsuit here AND counter sue for damages.
"Maybe I think Samuel Morse sent the first network email. Am I lying? No. Is Tomlinson lying? No. We just have a different definition."
E-mail as it is today? If you think it was Morse you were entitled to do so and you would be wrong but to affirm you are right and then sue others who prove you wrong for defamation? Well, lies. And while Tomlinson may have sent the first e-mail with the configurations we use nowadays he is considered the inventor mainly because he gave the final contributions and kickstarted them. And newsflash: there's consensus over the tech community he was a key player in the whole process of inventing e-mail. Mr Shiva? Not so much. I have yet to see people using his invention.