My grandson, who designs and builds from scratch, autonomous drone fixed wing and rotary craft, could fix these idiots up in a trice! Yet the govt. spends a gazillion $$ on useless cruft built by the Multimega Galacticorp!
You had a really good safe with a very strong combination lock. The police had probably cause that you were hiding contraband in the safe. They would get a warrant from a judge, go to your place, and order you to open the safe. If you refused, then they could get the judge to place you in contempt of court, lock you up, and then get a safe cracker to open the safe (usually lots of diamond drills and time).
What's the difference with encryption and encrypted files and systems today? Yes, good encryption is hard to break (like really good safes), but the remedies are similar.
We don't need more restrictions on privacy. We need less! Otherwise, all the petty burglars out there (malware authors) will soon own all of our private stuff.
Idiots like Carter need to have all of their e-stuff pwnd and posted on the internet just to show them how stupid they are...
Some one needs to pwn all of Carter's emails for the past N years (does he use email?) and his private correspondence, and send him copies to show him just how stupid he is... And they should CC: them to all the major news outlets, especially The Guardian and Al Jazeera.
Why is our government and its agencies so damned corrupt? Supposedly the various IG (Inspector General) departments are there to deal with such cruft, but they are hamstrung. It is time we gave them the power to prosecute corrupt practices and refusal to cooperate with them is a felony!
As Mike so often correctly states, you aren't buying these systems, as in "I bought it, I can do with it what I want.", but you are renting them, as in "We will tell you what you can do, and when we want, it won't work any more." - GAH!
Anyone want to create a pool as to how long before this system gets hacked and people start getting pwnd in their rental cars? Sorry Hertz, but I've been a VIP Gold Club member for 20 years. I am not sure I'll be renting any more of your cars!
In my community in central Illinois, we had a vote some years ago to implement a community-owned internet fiber broadband plan. It was voted down because of major $$ from AT&T, Comcrap, et al to the opposition of this bill. Recently, I interviewed a number of my neighbors who voted against the bill, and without exception, they all regretted their vote! I am trying to get our city government to revisit this initiative. Maybe with this change in the FCC, it will be a viable option... (one can only hope).
Those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it
Newspapers NEVER made a dime on publication - only from advertising. They need to re-learn this lesson... I don't mind reading news feeds from good journalistic publications on the Internet that include non-intrusive ads, but I won't pay for them (the news feeds)! I used to have an online subscription to the WSJ (pre-Murdoch era), but dropped it when he took the publication over - I refuse to support a fascist like him!
It's time to throw a great big sueball at Elsevier. They won't stop this dren until it costs them an arm and both legs, and I think in this case (and probably others) they already don't have a leg to stand on!
"Nokia's CEO Rajeev Suri has come up with a novel variation on that theme, as reported by CNET (via @AdV007):
Suri emphasises that self-driving cars need to talk over wireless networks fast enough to make decisions with the split-second timing required on the roads. "You cannot prevent collisions if the data that can prevent them is still making its way through the network", said Suri, discussing Nokia's drive toward instantaneous low-latency communication across the network."
Anyone with any knowledge of real-time systems would say that this idiot should not be in charge of a company like Nokia if they really want to develop a self-driving car! I'm sure Google is not so brain-dead! To do this sort of work, you need an adaptive real-time system that has no dependency upon non-deterministic networks. It may use them for general traffic information, but not for safety-critical operations.