If I were a stock holder in Netflix I would not be too pleased to hear this dialog. It sounds like an explicit acknowledgement, that Netflix does not have a firm understanding of its customers. On the other hand, as a Netflix subscriber I am actually quite thrilled that Netflix does not have a complete understanding of who I am other than my viewing choices. I certainly wish google had the same outlook on its customers.
If ESPN is forced to disclose financial entanglements between what it broadcasts and the sports it covers then there would not be much time left for sports. ESPN has provided some good reporting, but it falls far short of the other broadcasting efforts. The success of ESPN is closely entwined with the sports it covers. They have a vested interest in making sports and players look good.
Since Rogers took over Hockey Night the show has been shedding viewers. It will soon move to only cable, and the combination of the falling popularity of Hockey Night and the move to a la carte pricing should make for an interesting combination. Rogers already streams hockey, so they are going to have to make a decision about the future.
Just noticed that this site automatically directs to an https URL. Perhaps I should be notifying Senator McConnell about this travesty. Is it any wonder that the terrorists who run this site are so adamant about keeping their encryption? If you have nothing to hide then you should be doing everything neckid, in your front yard in full view of your neighbors.
As I started to read the entry I was planning on posting a smart alec remark about how this might be the impetus to bring the process of maintaining the no-fly list one step closer to being a responsible activity. Then I got to the end about how some folks would rather just use the fact that it is not responsibly maintained as an excuse not to do anything. (And I mean not do anything.) Now I just want to rock back and forth and whimper. Government disfunction has become the norm to strive for and not just the expected result.
Sure, some of you are going to complain that it is not the government's purpose to play school marm and tell everybody where everybody has been. You negative nellies need to look on the positive side. This will create an immense incentive for people to use mass transit or to use bicycles for commuting. (And also to leave cell phones at home or have them tracked as well. And also learn how to wear hoodies around public cameras.) If this can lead to cities with better bike lanes and better bus systems then this is a win for everybody!
Also, I just like to know where everybody has been because I am a humongous busybody. But, that is another story....
One day some of these people are going to retire and spend a little time with their grandchildren. When that happens they are going to be shocked to watch the kids playing with tablets and playing around with apps, interactive websites, and videos on the web. I only wish I could be there when they dirty their diapers as they realize the advantages of spending more time with actual human beings when they were younger and in charge of a large corporation. Whatever ghouls are feeding them the information that the execs want to hear will be laughing as they go to their bank's website and count the money instead of watching their televisions.
In the context of sports this is not that different from broadcast television. If you try to watch a football game all you get is an endless loop of the two different commercials trying to sell the two different kinds of erectile dysfunction drugs. As far as I can tell the primary audience for football is aging men who are so senile that they need to be reminded to buy their boner pills every four minutes. Then again, these are the same people who like to spend their time on the beach lounging in a tub.
Too bad the second amendment folks cannot see past their gun sights and have not started talking about this as part of their second amendment rights. If encryption is a weapon then the government should be limited in how it can regulate it.
Another common method is to go to https://www.researchgate.net/ where people upload their work before they submit it to a journal. Not only that but you can use the system to send messages to request a copy of a paper. At worst you end up having to send an email to the author listed as the primary contact. I am not sure why you would need to use twitter.
I do not understand the ownership thing. So the DOJ is saying that anything Apple owns is something that Apple has to hand over if there are suspicions about a third party using it? Not just hand over but break into. If I rent a back hoe to dig a hole in my yard, do the police get to come back later and dig up the hole because the owner of the tractor says it is okay? What does ownership even mean? Can lien owners chime have a say too? Does my bank have an obligation to protect my rights if I get pulled over by the police, and they want to open my trunk?
At least he was not using his own personal email server. Oh wait... I think that Secretary Clinton screwed up with the email server and have been dismayed by her inability to come clean (but not surprised). If the US Congress is going to spend millions of dollars on her situation then they should be crawling up this guy's back side as well. What he did is just as bad if not worse.
Sorry, but I am going to take a contrarian view here, and I know this may not be popular. The author of the article is incorrect when he says that people will look at these gifs in lieu of watching the game. I find the images quite engaging and more than satisfy my need to watch professional football. These highlights are more than enough, and I no longer feel the need to watch people take part in an activity that is physically harmful and are usually only able to play for one or two years before their health declines too low. It is a game that mostly enriches a small number of people, called "owners," who are supported by taxpayers who build extravagant palaces for them to make up for whatever shortcoming they have which needs to be compensated for.
So yeah, a few gifs may indeed be enough to detract from the league's power to extract money from taxpayers and fans.
With respect to the student's classroom activities the university is constrained in what it can tell the parent because of FERPA. Unless the student explicitly gave the school permission to discuss her class performance with her parents they cannot share that information with the parent. As for the emotional state, the medical professionals on campus should have been on top of that.
I still do not understand why they think that google's competition, Apple and Microsoft, would be any easier to deal with. If they think that Google is an unreasonable company to do business with then they need to get a dose of the way their competition does business. Then again, I am sure Duck Duck Go would be just lovely for the MPAA to work with as well.