And yet... [the email warrant requirement bill] never seems to pass. That's because of modern technology, you see. If someone should choose to export their emails from their webmail account to Dropbox, for example, then the authorities can just search there, and if the user has been engaging in 'piracy' by ripping their CDs...
[T]he Sim City player who discovered a work-around against the disastrous always-online requirement [...] Really? What's the workaround? European gamers can use that on a legally purchased copy of the game.
And yet, he's facing the potential of three years in prison and many thousands of dollars in fines, based on "Penal Code Section 298", which forbids "the uttering of words that might hurt the religious feelings of any person" [...] What, Lee Kuan Yew was a god? o_O
Hey, Lightbox et al., I got those apps at the price offered. If I need to use a VPN to firewall them because some of the ads are impacting negatively on my visual issues and no amount of reports has fixed them, that's neither here nor there. I'm not the one responsible for the Disability Impact Assessment fail, after all. :p
The issue here is that I'm not being prevented from using YouTube in whatever way I want, I'm being prevented from using it at all. It's getting to the point that I'm now seeking alternatives since some of the revenue from the adverts injected into my emails goes to a service I'm no longer receiving. Google's policy is a total violation of my human right to freedom of speech, and should be cancelled in the UK.