What makes you think that United or Boeing would have paid him one iota of attention if he had contacted them about this ex-post-facto (after the fact)? I agree with Tim G. United should apologize, give him a bug bounty, about 10M frequent flyer miles, and Boeing should hire him to pentest their systems. The TSA and FBI should give him an apology and his gear back - hopefully undamaged. If damaged, they should replace it gratis for him, as well as giving him back the damaged gear so he has a prayer of pulling his data off of the systems.
I used to fly United all the time. Now, I avoid them if at all possible in favor of Southwest.
I am an Illinois resident, and Kirk is a self-serving pinhead! He doesn't care about his constituents or protecting people in the sex industries. He is a disgrace, and with help we will vote him out of a job in the next Senatorial election!
I'd like to know who is in charge of the US government's department of hypocrisy department. They must be the person with the biggest paycheck around! Too bad Manning wasn't a general, otherwise (s)he would be sitting on a beach sipping pina coladas right now, instead of spending the next 35 years in stir!
Yeah, like that is about to happen, removing content across the globe. I'd like to see Google shut down all of its services for 2 weeks to the countries that try to force it to comply with stupid shit, and see just how fast these assholes capitulate, realizing that they are WAAAAY over their heads and have no clue how the Internet works!
Let copyright last for the lifetime of the artist. Then, it goes into the public domain. We should not have to subsidize the labels and do-nothing relatives of the artist. Let them reap the rewards while they live. After that, what do they care?
Yeah. This is granting multinational corporations the right to trade our hard earned $$ for their profits! And we have zero say in the process. Heck, we don't even have to buy anything, other than medicine, energy, water, food, ... IE, if we want to continue living, we will have to pay these billionaires an ever bigger portion of the few pence we earn, and to heck with feeding or educating our kids, but then, that is probably their intent.