Take a look back in time. Possibly WW2, when encrypted messages were vital and broadcast over short wave radio. These messages were encrypted by the the source. They did not rely on the medium over which they were sent to perform the encryption, so why the hell do governments assume that "terrorist" messages on the internet are sent in plain text, relying purely on the encryption provided?
Lets be fair. Sony have a reputation of having very poor IT security. They have been hacked so many times. They have also attempted to hack their own customers with disgraceful attempts to put easily discovered rootkits on their retail products.
What I do not understand is why the American government is making such a massive issue of this, when Sony is basically a Japanese company with an american subsidiary.
To see an unresisting man being strangled to death for the heinous crime of selling unlicensed cigarettes is bad enough, but for a company to take down the video on "copyright" grounds when it is clear that they cannot possibly have any rights at all here and are seeking only to "monetize" the sheer misery of this incident is outrageous. A word to Daily whatever.. the genie is out of the bottle, you cannot stop it. The video is available on line whether you like it or not
This comes down to me as that old chestnut. A tree full of monkeys where those at the top of the tree look down on a set of smiling faces and the bottom of the tree look up and see nothing but as**holes.
The only difference being that those at the bottom are now supposed to believe that the sh*t that is falling is good for them
Perhaps a "Snowden" would have been a good thing in WWII exposing the nazi supporters such as William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Kennedy (JFK's father), Charles Lindbergh, John Rockefeller, Andrew Mellon (head of Alcoa, banker, and Secretary of Treasury), DuPont, General Motors, Standard Oil (now Exxon), Ford, ITT, Allen Dulles (later head of the CIA), Prescott Bush, National City Bank, General Electric, Bayer Co., General Aniline Works, Agfa Ansco, and Winthrop Chemical Company, to name but a few
Getting public opinion against these could quite likely have shortened the war and saved millions of lives
You are obviously not very familiar with Linux distros. Linux Mint for example does work straight "out of the box", does not require any patching and is an easy way for a windows user to take a first step into the Linux world There are many other distros doing the same.
At the risk of sounding patronising, I am someone who appreciates a quality ale. I have sampled many and heard of many more that I should taste, but Schlafly is one of my more unfortunate experiences. Quite frankly chemically brewed p*ss, is not my beverage of choice. So Phyllis, don't sue so much for the trademark. Sue them for calling their abomination "beer" and attempting to associate you with that