Dear Mr. Putin, I thank you for your invitation to the new social network you are interested in, but I must respectfully decline. You see, I have enough of a job on preventing others doxxing me without making their illegal task easier by laying out all my personal info on a plate, as it were. Yours sincerely, this Techdirt AC.
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We have to get rid of Net Neutrality, otherwise self-driving cars will keep on crashing into each other. If the above were true, Rajeev Suri (which it isn't), then isn't promotion of Net Neutrality what's needed to ensure the fast signals that you believe are required for self-driving cars? FYI, self-driving cars use cameras, other sensors, and a self-contained computer to get around. If they're crashing, it's not because they can't access the Internet or because they've been hacked, it's because they weren't self-driving when the crash occurred (since laws in some areas don't allow them to be) and old-fashioned human error came into play. Simples!
Why not bring the picture over here to the UK since we don't believe in 'publicity rights'? The only offence is false endorsement because it amounts to passing off akin to trademark law, so as long as Mother Teresa isn't holding a can of Pepsi or a Snickers bar in the image, no problem.
In other words, anyone against massive, disproportionate surveillance is probably just some kind of dirty copyright thief. (Paraphrasing of George Brandis' argument.) Whereas in fact most of us aren't against data retention where the cops show up with a correctly formatted and signed warrant with all of its I's dotted and T's crossed, we're simply against the retention of all data for months and years on end on the slight off-chance that one of us is doing something illegal. Any properly conducted investigation would probably turn up reams more evidence against a criminal than any amount of data retention, so it shouldn't be allowed as a shortcut to justice since its so violative of privacy. Simples!
BlackBerry is already lobbying the FCC to force Apple and Netflix to offer apps for BlackBerry’s unpopular phones. Why do people feel the need to make up this shit? Maybe I should inform the Wall Street Journal that the reason BlackBerry devices are 'unpopular' is because they're unavailable. Seriously, the last time I saw one for sale, it was pre-owned, and I didn't want it because if it terminally glitched in the fourth month of ownership, there'd be nothing I could do unless I could find the receipt.
Plus, if you only watch "catch-up" (i.e. not live) you even have to pay [the licence fee] anyway. Again, no you don't. Watching catch-up TV is entirely free (apart from data charges) just as long as you're not watching that episode of Doctor Who at the same time as it's being repeated on BBC 3. Seriously.
[...] if you own a TV (or now any device capable of receiving live TV) you have to pay [the licence fee]. No, you don't. According to the legislation, you have to "install or use equipment for the purposes of viewing television programmes." So a manager who allows employees to watch live football on a TV originally installed for displaying presentations has to pay a licence fee, but I don't even though my TV can receive TV broadcasts because I set it up to receive radio broadcasts only and use it for that, watching DVDs, and playing console games. Simples!
I don't. For example, stories with scat and golden showers squick me out something terrible, but I don't want them to be blocked when I can just as easily avoid them. After all, if my squicks get banned, it won't be too long before I can no longer access my kinks.