Hmmm, the telcos basically lobbied their way into basically inserting people that didn't actually regulate anything in the FCC and things went oligopoly because of the very nature of the thing. So it was the lack of regulation that led to this. The lack of regulation also let the banks go wild and cause the last major crisis (from which we did not recover yet). So, yes, lack of regulation.
Dude,your country is a mess because corporations have too much power and things that should be heavily regulated are not or are regulated towards benefiting a small club of 'vips'.
It will take a lot more regulation to make broadband work like it should. And I can assure you that if the big players want to drop the bone there are plenty of others willing to enter the market even with those oh-so-evil regulations.
and it basically requires you to 'fess up to anything you've ever done that might, at some point, reflect badly on you
Does it have to be updated? Clapper should add "lied to Congress under oath" and possibly "incompetent at job" (this last one seems to apply to Rogers too). But hey, wait, it already reflected badly on them and they are still employed! Never mind then.
Weird. My parents use stevia and I honestly think it's much, much better than aspartame for instance (though I only use at their place because sugar is much better). Maybe some people are more sensitive to it?
If this was a computer: syntax error If this was a politician: wild applause If this was a techdirt troll: WHY U NO ANSWER ME MASNICK! *whispers* Readers bullyses us, no? We must crush their eyeses with nonsensical comments, yes, preciousss? If this was Tim: BULLSHIT!
Man, I'm getting shocked on how little people know about their electronics. A person I know looked at me puzzled when I asked her to put her e-mail and password on an android phone I reset to fix some issues. She said that somebody else set up the e-mail and the phone which means somebody has access to everything she does and the simply thinks things work by magic. And when I started explaining the very "retarded level" basics of what's a password and why she should be more careful she gave me that exasperated look people put on when they don't understand technical stuff. Scary.
I'd bet you wouldn't be able to get a written, signed statement easily. Because that would at least bind them somewhat and they would have to eat the insane cost they are trying to throw towards this customer. Judicially if needed. They are smarter than you paint them, they will not do anything that binds them judicially later. Unless, of course, there are laws that let them get away with it (are there?).
And it isn't even remotely secure. Unless they are very sophisticated a picture of the owner face would be enough to fool the system.
Biometrics can be awesome but it's an issue when it's breached because you can't change them. The idea of using biometrics as a multi-factor authentication is nice but it shouldn't be the only set of keys needed to enter.
But these new data breaches every week or so are starting to get ridiculous.
Breaches that saw the light and got public you mean. right? What about breaches that were not disclosed to the public? Or worse, breaches that weren't even noticed?
I'm with you in the punishment part. Companies should be punished. Severely if there is evidence proving incompetence/negligence. And the Government shouldn't have more data on us than needed because it fits both criteria.