Not too concerned, having installed Linux/BSD on my Lenovo laptops. The hardware used to be good, but one had a keyboard die within the first year, and the other has flaky USB & camera issues. Sigh. Not doing Lenovo again for multiple reasons. Please don't make me go back to Dell.
“Facebook [or Google or Twitter] should obey American laws. We know what happens to countries that don’t limit extremist activity online—that’s the ‘Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.’…America doesn’t need that.”
It's perfectly within my rights to refrain from requesting things that I don't want (which ABP/NoScript/etc facilitate), no matter how strongly the server might want me to download them.
“Our competitors are using this new-fangled Internet thing to grant customers free access to manage their accounts. That's an unfair advantage over those of us who require all services to be performed over the phone or via mail!” —the old-guard a decade or two ago
But hey, at least it was just the abuse of power, sexual assault a minor and destruction of evidence. Imagine, he could have infringed the copyright of others…that's a capital offense carrying massive fines and prison-terms!
· get a small wifi enabled computer (such as a RaspPi with a USB wifi dongle) past security · configure it to bring up the wireless as an access-point with some random "terroristic-to-idiots-but-clearly-not-actually-terroristic" SSID for 5-10 mins, then shut down for some random 30-90 minute interval, optionally randomizing the MAC for additional fun. Maybe also delay for a couple hours after powering up to give some getaway time. · set it up in some out-of-the-way location where it won't be disturbed (or disguise it as some official-ish looking object, perhaps labeled as "Passenger Safety Enforcement Device: Do Not Tamper"). Maybe even set it up with a directional antenna on the public side of the TSA checkpoint so you don't have to concern yourself with getting it through security or paying for a ticket. · watch as flight after flight get disrupted
So havoc can be yours for ~$50(USD) per installation. Yeah, this sounds like setting a good precedent for terrorists to use.