Something something sony case about restricting linux.
Are we looking at a hilariously large class action against DVDCCA/AACS about how you owned it when you bought it, but not now? Because if I can't even own the DVD of a movie I buy then it's sure as hell not worth even the $5 in the bargain bin.
Uh, you remember how NIST is the group that has been compromised by the NSA on a multitude of levels?
I wouldn't rely on NIST any more than I'd suggest relying on what NIST represents, such as FIPS - which happens to be mandated on every machine and is basically an imaginary wishlist of "your machines/processes are secure!"
Aha, indeed. Just like how they "can't" label you a suspect for witnessing a crime.
I think the answer is obvious: don't tell the feds anything unless you have evidence yourself and deal with it privately. Which is sad, because that supports Churches in this case taking precedence in making legal decisions.
I could make a sexually-focused epithet but it's just as entertaining to know that any political figure is basically willing to show that they don't even deserve the ground they stand on, as long as you shower them with money.
Use a whitelist. Block any mail services that are not approved, and do that on devices as well.
It's not that hard in 2014, and makes it even more obvious when people are skirting the laws and best practices.
Hell, it's not even about skirting laws and is more about just how likely these people are to be targeted and get viruses/information compromised, etc. You'd think these people would be vaguely more interested in their own safety and self-preservation.