Lest you escalate the computer arms race against other nation states, much like the cold war. Worse, you are also escalating against hackers - people who, by definition, have much less at risk and are mostly free from retaliation.
IP addresses are to Internet users like numbered shopping carts at the grocery store are to shoppers. Yes, it is associated with a user for a period of time, but there is no good way to identify users after the fact.
So none of the seven agents were able to provide a restraining force (good cop)? I don't buy it. I think the problem is endemic in law enforcement because so many of them see everything through a lens of 'Us vs Them' instead of 'I pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States". Which is sad.
Wow, you're one special idiot. I heard you published a column in which you derided female City Council members, saying they could “barely spell their name.” That statement makes you a misogynist in my book, but that is my own opinion and I did not read it in anything published in Santa Clara.
Despite supporting the First Amendment he thinks we need a right to be forgotten. A right to be forgotten would certainly result in unwanted content being removed, conceivably denying someone else their First Amendment right.
This wasn't a spur of the moment tweet; he took the time to research and find specific pictures that would cause epileptic seizures, attached it to the tweet, and added text that indicated he was intending to injure or kill.
This is =NO= different than if someone researched how to cut a break line, cut the line, and then left a note under the car saying that he hoped the victim would die.
I would also argue this is not much different than releasing embarrassing nude photos of an ex and then telling them to kill themselves.
Just because it is digital doesn't mean it isn't a crime.
You don't understand how the Feds work. In some cases they aren't telling the victims to commit a "crime". Instead, they probably aren't saying they are Feds and are just normal people who are asking for help get guns off the street in order to protect neighborhood children. Or to steal drugs because they need help solving the local drug problem, saying the drugs can be disposed of properly.
But even if none of that is true, they are locking people up for decades for nothing worse than thinking of a crime. That is often longer than actual drug dealers and murderers who go before a judge and jury. How is this helping society?
To support the level of industrialization and manufacturing that currently exists here. An additional problem is that if, as AC keeps insisting, we are supposed to stop importing goods produced from overseas then we need to create even more factories, but economies of scale mean that either the wages will be super low or the prices for those goods will be super high. Our only hope is to t sell to the emerging middle classes in the BrIC countries.