No one died? Is that the new threshold for a crime? Manning stole and released over 700,000 documents. There is no way that he was qualified or even had the time to analyze all the documents from the collection to ensure they were safe.
I will freely admit that some of the documents that he released did uncover things that needed to be uncovered and really should not have been classified. But that was not Manning's decision to make. What civilians do not understand is that there is a legal, protected way to be a whistleblower. Sure, we all know that it is not super safe and career-enhancing, but he would never go to jail for following the process. Every soldier and civilian working for the DoD must do mandatory training on the process annually. I know some contractors must take the training too, but can't speak for all of them.
I have no way of knowing whether anybody was killed or not. But what I do know is that if somebody was killed because of these documents, that fact itself could be classified because it could lead to pointing out which of the documents point to active intelligence and case even more damage. Even then there would be know way to prove without a doubt that these documents caused any deaths.
I feel bad for Manning. I do not consider him a traitor. He does not seem to be a really bright person, and he does not deserve a life sentence for his crime.
political party, race, gay marriage, global warming, gun control, etc. etc, etc. There are tons of ways to keep people divided and cause distractions. Every person who reads this will have an emotional reaction to at least one thing on the list.
I've been saying this for years. The potential misuse of the data that is being collected is frightening. I am sure that I have broken many legitimate laws. I have no idea how many secret laws, or secret interpretations of laws that I have violated if somebody decided they wanted to persecute me.
Nice use of "statistics". In fact, if one actually looks at the numbers, there were 731 actual arrests of people possessing guns in 2011. There is no data that indicates how many of these were actually legal weapons or how many people were actually tried or convicted. The other weapons cited range from knives to stun guns. Hardly worth the greater than 615,000 people who had their rights violated.
What is awesome here is that there as a real potential that if I email somebody and tell them I am going to punch them, the penalty could be greater than if I actually did walk up and punch them. I am sorry I moved to Maryland with all the craziness. But we are just the first. Soon all states will be this way.
NOBODY, regardless of citizenship, should be subjected to unreasonable search and seizure. The constution does not just apply to US citizens. For over two hundred years the USA has been telling the world that the are "inalienable human rights." Which means that up to about 12 years ago they applied to all people everywhere.
It's not illegal if they let people know what they are doing. They should give people the option to opt out, but we always have the option of buying services somewhere else. And some people may even like the service. It does speed things up. We should stop looking to the gub'ment to protect us from everything and vote with our wallets.
Not Amazon -- According to Jon Jenkins, director of Silk development, “secure web page requests (SSL) are routed directly from the Kindle Fire to the origin server and do not pass through Amazon’s EC2 servers.”
I do have something to hide. I don't *think* I am doing anything illegal, but there are a lot of laws and they are always being re-interpreted. On top of that, I am not a lawyer. So I suspect if someone were to search my house and really wanted to find something, they probably could. I am not sure all my pillows have the tags on them. There may be a few MP3's that I have lost the CD that goes with them. I have decrypted and ripped DVD's that I own. Some cop who needs a bust could plant something. While they are rummaging through my house, somebody could knock over my family heirlooms.
I am sick of hearing that these are different times. Roadside inspection of all cars is definitely not "perfectly reasonable". Radar traps really aren't either. The word "trap" should give it away.
How are these roadside inspections going to stop the nutjobs, crack dens, or the flophouse? The only way they could come close is to have 24x7 checkpoints on every public street. Maybe I don't want someone to look in my trunk -- maybe my care bear collection is in there, and I don't want anyone to see it. Perhaps I keep my sex toys there. There are plenty of legal things that I might have that I do not want a record kept of. Or, maybe I am in a hurry and I don't want to be delayed.
I am perfectly aware of what happened on 9/11. I was at work in the Pentagon when it happened. But, Mr. Anonymous Coward, I am not willing to trade the things that made this country great just so you can have the illusion that you are a little safer.
You are free to tell your boss what you think of him. and he is free to find a way to fire you. The first amendment does not protect you from other people, even if you are telling the truth. That's why I want to laugh at people who put "my company sucks" on their facebook page and then get all mad when they get in trouble at work. It does not matter what your privacy settings are. You may as well have bought space in the newspaper. At least there, fewer people would see it.
Why not large cities? Wouldn't that work even better? If it is the number of devices, Couldn't a device go into standby if it senses too many other ones in it's range? Wouldn't you be able to use some sort of spanning tree to avoid circuitous routing? One of these device in every apartment and business in NYC, each with a battery to last between six and 24 hours, and you would have an awesome network.
I'll look at their proposal. As long they get rid of all the taxes on my connection and it does not compromise security, I'm in. I don't think people are lining up to download porn when the neighbor's house is on fire, but if they do I will be able to show the log that says my connection was preempted.
There is likely way more to this story than unglue.it is saying. Amazon made money on every one of these transactions. They like making money. They would not risk a potential scandal just to kill unglue.ir, which really doesn't pose much of a threat to them at all. It's most likely some legal or accounting issue.