>> So killing you political rivals is OK Since when Palestinians became "political" rivals?! "Political" means "participating in politics", which usually apply to citizens. Armed struggle makes it OK to kill opponents.
>> The creation of Israel and the act of dropping a non-native population in its midst, and then allowing that nation to run contrary to the NPT Allowing? Who do you think was "allowing" it? World-police? US? God? Here's a hint for you: nobody "grants" or "awards" you a state. One must build its own. It's match simpler to demolish trains than run them on time. It's match simpler to fire rockets on the neighbor's house then build your own (house).
>> If you look at the definition of "Sovereignty" ...
Definition of "Sovereignty" is "monopoly on lethal violence". It have nothing to do with price of pills (or bread).
>> A life saving drug is invented By whom? Right to private property is real thing. Company that invented this "life saving drug" have every right to charge _any_ price for it. Yes, _any_ price.
>> ... put humanity in front of profits will result in a lawsuit And rightly so. Private property is basis of modern society, not some "humanity" principle.
>> Companies have a responsibility to their share holders, not humanity I guess shareholders do not belong to "humanity". Who the hell is this "humanity" that attempts to dictate to private company how to operate?
The ideas of "humanity first" had already been tried - see USSR, PRC, North Korea and so on. In good case - you have local hunger, in bad - genocide.
>> one of those 'human rights' is to have a government that ... You have no such right. Who do you think should grant you such "right"? God? Church? UN? Aliens? You're welcomed to be politically active and (try to) put in charge any kind of government you see fit. Every country and its laws, every nation and its customs.
Or, I may prefer to live in apartment inside of locked down building, with security on entrance screening every incoming person, where building owner can decide who can come in. See also "military base". I heard that in US this thing is voluntary.
So, Amazon fixed bugs which make rooting exploit possible. It is right thing to do, because software is not supposed to be exploitable. That's bug, not a feature. Exactly same goes for iPhone, Xbox and so on.
Author probably should learn what "bricked" means, before embarrassing himself in writing.
Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, even least technically inclined knows that you can't install stuff on iPhone without Apple's approval. Don't like it - don't buy iPhone; there's hundreds of Android phones on the market. Similarly, if one don't like Amazon's locked deal - just you know, don't buy it. Other people may find this "locked down" thing useful.
Criticism of GPG is definitely in place. It's so complicated to use that nobody bothers.
>> I suspect that it has saved a good many people living in countries with oppressive and brutal regimes from arrest or worse
False. Ironically, Mike often bring (valid) point that law enforcement need not to break encryption - tried and true methods are enough. Another side of the coin is that the same methods works for all sides: oppressive regimes including.
Hey, Mike, I don't quite think you're getting the message.
Free speech is not synonym for terrorists propaganda. News for fellow americans - not all speech is equal. And yea, I'm totally agree with arresting people suggesting that "killing for Allah" is good idea.
>> It doesn't matter. IF the infrastructure is critical, ... In your imaginary world, where money is not a function, maybe. However, here on Earth, cost matters. You don't make your house windows bulletproof, and steel door, right? (In case you _do_, please seek mental help immediately).
In theory - yes. In practice, when you have to control several plants in different places - what options do you have? Even dedicated PPP line is "connected" to Internet - separated by provider router. Running physically several disconnected networks is insanely expansive and well beyond budget.
While Russian government probably have its agenda, their argument "Data on russian people stay in Russia" is valid. What makes you think it should be otherwise?
Oh, I see, it's good old argument of "it's OK when _we_ do it". So no. Tell what you want about Russian government/regime - this law is perfectly fine. If NSA want to spy on me too - please come and get it: hack local datacenter, break into my house and so on. Good luck with that.