Reluctant? They're practically tripping over themselves not to follow suit. Here's CNN (as just one example) going right from that sheriff's statement, to proudly announcing that they are reporting his name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5U_XD4kDJ4 (The YouTube uploader bleeped his name out.)
And then they go and read his statement about how you get more press with a higher kill count, totally oblivious to how they're just giving him exactly what he wants.
> Apparently other streaming competitors like the Roku and game consoles have yet to see Amazon's ire and will remain sold, for now.
If I read it correctly, they're not carrying devices that don't work with their service. I watch Amazon Video on my Xbox just fine. And going by Roku's website, Amazon Video works there, too. So they wouldn't block those for that reason.
Does it mean they could decide to drop products that also support competitors (regardless of whether they also support Amazon Video)? That would be a bigger can of worms.
Considering they dropped support for my phone 4 months after I bought it (it still works, but it was excluded from receiving any further OS or firmware updates), and they just did the same to another one two months after they started selling it, I have no intention of buying another T-Mobile-branded phone.
If they want to keep me as a customer, they'd better not consider me a "bad guy" for buying a phone without their brand, locks, and lack of support.
I'm curious what phone those 12% are using in the shower, and how (or if) it manages to survive. Think of how much time I could save in my morning routine if I could read my daily email while I shower!
Maybe I'm just more cynical in my old age, but I have a feeling it's less an unwillingness to use a tragedy for advertising, and more to avoid the backlash they're likely to get when, say, their keyword-based advertising server automatically serves up ads for pool cleaning products on a story about a fatal drowning accident.
In the case of customers of Comcast and others, the truth is that recording conversations is not legal unless you have advised them of this and then only when they acknowledge it is it legal..
Typically, when you call, you get the recorded message "To ensure customer service, this call may be recorded or monitored." At which point, I say, "Thank you, I will." Could that be considered acknowledgement?
The sentence "notwithstanding any other provision of law" is required. With our overabundance of laws, just about anything you do or don't do is already criminal. So, in order to legally *permit* you to do something, you have to render all existing laws null and void just so it's *possible*.