The most likely result is that the EU will prevent US companies from storing private data. AKA removing all US based internet companies from Europe. This would actually be a big win for the EU, since they've been trying to hammer successful American companies for some time now.
The problem isn't the legality of the actions. It's actually bringing a lawsuit. It's generally accepted and internalized in some industries and placed that talking about Unionizing is the fastest way to get fired. The big thing is the corporation won't do it immediately, and suing is more of a gamble than Vegas.
The issue is with Equifax and other "Credit Reporting" companies, along with collections companies. If you don't care about being harassed, or a bad credit score then you can just disconnect your TVs and stop paying.
Credit Scores are a banking regulation issue, so good luck getting that fixed. There are several ways of dealing with harassment. Some legal, and some very satisfying.
True, but courts have held that software that bypasses DVD CSS is illegal. They might rule that simple instructions are legal, but I wouldn't bet on it. Either way, that's going to be a lot of money going to lawyers.
There's a growing disconnect between what people believe is moral, and what is actually legal. Then you throw the US First Amendment into a case like this. Douglas MacArthur said "Never give an order that can't be obeyed." He new it did nothing but undermine his own authority to do so. If only everyone else in government would learn the same thing.
Do you know what the terms and conditions were for submitted comments?
I'm guessing it was probably something like "Grant the FCC a perpetual license to copy and display this comment." However, I don't know for sure. I figure you all would have picked up on it if there was a copyright assignment clause, though.
I hope none of the people analyzing this data work for places with legal departments who don't understand fair use. Especially since, that's the only way that anyone reporting on this can directly quote any of the comments.
Another little aside is that while it might be legal to download these huge files to your personal PC, it's almost certainly illegal to give a copy of them to anyone else. They have to go use up FCC bandwidth by obtaining the files from a "authorized source".
I personally prefer LUKS encrypted containers or drives. Sure they have a known signature at the beginning, but how likely do you think someone is going to have a multi-gigabyte file full of random data.
Best of all, the Linux cryptsetup program supports both these and truecrypt. For windows you can use a program called FreeOTFE.
Unfortunately, while LUKS is the standard way to do full disk encryption in Linux it doesn't do the fancy pre boot stuff so it can't encrypt your main windows drive.
Quoting part of it: "However, it doesn't take a PhD in teenagerology to suspect that Her Majesty's Wiretapping Crew are now sitting on one of the largest collections of illegal kiddie porn on the planet. And the kiddies are, on the whole, the unsuspecting children of the taxpayers of the UK."
Because the NSA lets them have most of the data they get from spying in Germany, plus access to the US stuff. It's a neat way for the German intelligence agencies to bypass Germany's spy laws by having the NSA do it for them. Then there's the fact that Germany probably has access to all that "useless" US telco metadata the NSA is gathering.
Basically, by modern standards Huawai gear is crap. The NSA and china don't need backdoors, the security is so bad that almost anyone could gain full control.
The other takeaway is that all the advanced debugging features, which network administrators use when things inevitable don't work right, are only in Chinese. Not that big of a deal if your network administrators speak the language, but if they don't the only option is to pay Huawai to manage your network for you.
I'm not saying Cisco is good, just that it's not utter garbage.
I forget where I heard about this before. It might have been Slashdot. Oh well, there was one important thing mentioned that stuck out to me.
Google hates SEO(Search Engine Optimization), and they like to keep control of their app store. They're not as bad as Apple, but Google has no problems pulling an app for bad behavior. Given those two things I'm half surprised that they haven't just shut down the game.
Sorry if I'm a bit confused, but when you switched from 105Mbps to 505 it threw me off. Those cost of the faster connection make it seem like it's not a typo, but following right after the quote about 105Mbps was a little confusing.
Still, wan't to bet that all of those service plans are "up to..." and don't include any guarantees about speed or downtime?
No, but it was still really stupid. Plus, this guy violated rule #1 of the internet. If a stranger says they want to meet online it's a trap.*
Hell, using an account tied to you as someone wanted by the police is dumb to begin with. Even without trying to track the IP address, most browsers offer "location services" which are accurate enough to tell what building you're in.
*That's what they taught me in school at least, right along with the D.A.R.E. program. Might explain part of the problem online dating sites have had in the past.