This largely depends on what said ambassador has power to do. If he/she is some sort of watchdog that has some power to stop abuses or at the very least put them under heavy scrutiny with priority within the Govenrment it might be a good thing. It all depends on how much power said 'diplomat' will have.
Even current DRM schemes already fail. There are tools to safely extract the stream from Netflix and save locally. The only real thing HTML 5 DRM will achieve is to make users less safe by making the platform more vulnerable.
Of course, we can always go without. I've learned it and it saves tons of money that is often directed to more satisfying goals. If the service uses EME just go without, let them fade into irrelevance. (Of course right now there's no critical mass to make this stand meaningful but it has to start somewhere)
It's like hacking something. Sometimes you just have to overload the system with some type of data or request and eventually the vulnerable system will spill its guts. Keep probing the Govt and it will eventually screw up and actually be transparent.
Simple: if the evidence is lost then there's no case, the accused walk free and the cops are shamed and some heads cut (figuratively) for the incompetence. What are the chances of it happening? My educated guess is zero for the punishment and very low for the dismissals.
We all know where this is heading. Sure it may be prevented by broad activism and protesting and we shouldn't lay down arms or accept as inevitable. But truth is it's a very hard battle to the point a victory for the population is unlikely.
On the other hand, if this administration is bad enough that it causes real, visible damage in a massive scale then it might actually be a good thing. Sometimes we need to reach the bottom of the pit to actually turn around and start climbing up. I'm not sure if Trump and a Republican Congress that is populated mostly by the worst the Republicans can offer at the time are the bottom of the well but it seems so. In that case, brace yourselves, hope for utter chaos and for a swift rebirth from the ashes.
China is only being upfront about it but a whole lot of other nations, including Western, are doing it. "Look over there, ponies!" and everybody does it and forgets the main issues. It's effective so why not weaponize it? At least China doesn't deny.
So much hatred! It seems to me that Glynn stumbled upon this piece of info and did some of the fact checking but could not determine everything to be 100% trusted but given what he could check it could be reported on with caveats (that he thoroughly explained).
Which brings us to one healthy discussion: how many are running compromised exit nodes in the TOR network? What prevents someone to set up a node to let law enforcement spy on the traffic of said node? How do we know it isn't a wide spread tactic already?
Instead of bashing Glyn we could be discussing the implications of the information if we assume it true. Shall we?
It's bullshit. Public servants are specially vulnerable to the Government. There are servants here that don't see wages adjustments with inflation for over 20 years. And we do have unions for them. Without them things would be way worse.
It's kind of cute that most people are fast to deny basic rights to public servants and then complain when the Government doesn't work. Would you work for free? Me neither.
Dude, the world is not red or blue. And both parties are right wing in the US (by that definition). And no, they are not inexorably linked and if you analyze the left and the right as they are in practice and not on academic papers you'll quickly see the far left is way less toxic than the far right nowadays. And remember, the last time the far right seized the power in most parts of the world we had World War II.