If we received a court order demanding our users' passwords, we couldn't provide them. Because they're encrypted.
This is the VERY same reason MMO's/other services say regularly "If you receive an email requesting your password for verification, it is a scam" that hits every so often/regularly, it's BECAUSE they CANNOT verify it themselves, and this has been going on since the mid-90's.
so... ya... those who drafted and wrote this up have absolutely NO idea how the internet works.
Chicago Bears (Possibly) Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers SF 49'ers Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys Kansas City Chiefs New England Patriots Oakland Raiders Buffalo Bills (Possible) Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints Cincinnati Bengals Seattle Seahawks Tampa Bay Buccaneers Houston Texans
and that's JUST in the NFL, not including NHL, NBA, College sports....
Can we petition the White house to have Comey removed from his position? No. Seriously. can we? He has demonstrated that he is incompetent to run his job time and time again. He is a danger to himself and to national security, not only the US's but EVERYONE'S.
"The first section of the Act reads: "For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States a rapid, efficient, nationwide, and worldwide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, for the purpose of the national defense, and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority theretofore granted by law to several agencies and by granting additional authority with respect to interstate and foreign commerce in wire and radio communication, there is hereby created a commission to be known as the 'Federal Communications Commission', which shall be constituted as hereinafter provided, and which shall execute and enforce the provisions of this Act."" -- Communications Act of 1934 via Wikipedia.
The reason I ask, is that broadband is "Communications by wire (Landline) or Radio (Wireless)".
Reasonable charges part is also confusing, How is paying 2...3x what the world is paying for a mere fraction of the service "reasonable"?
And then the last bit, about the law specifically granting that authority to the FCC by said law.
My question is... on what grounds is AT&T (Et Al.) arguing that the FCC overstepped their authority, when it is specifically GRANTED that authority, BY WORD, in it's very charter, from 1932?
this bill is counter-intuitive and counterproductive.
Part 1 is at odds with part 2, as has been stated, but lets take a closer look, shall we?
1)no person or entity is above the law.
In regards to this bill, that means NO entity is above this law, that includes the FBI, Congress, The Pentagon, The White House, the CIA, NSA, etc. because they are entities, and they cannot be above the law.
2) economic growth, prosperity, security, stability, and liberty require adherence to the rule of law;
I am sure that because of (1) that entities like China, Russia, Daesh, Al-Qaeda will take that with good will and NEVER EVER exploit those systems.
Bullshit, I am sure that Russia, China would LOVE to get their hands on NSA/CIA/Pentagon deep cover operatives/operations currently in the field or in planning. I am SURE Al-Qaeda and Daesh would LOVE to get into the FBI/NSA to see which of THEIR deep cover operatives are being monitored. I am *SURE* the Pentagon would LOVE to have AF1's schematics broadcasted to the world.
Not only is this bill counter to free speech, economic security, but it *WILL* put American lives and national security at risk. And before you go, "Oh, but WE, in Congress and the govt is not bound to this law." read again that the law specifically says "NO ENTITY", including the Entity of the US Govt. BY THE LETTER OF THE LAW.
i wouldn't say obsolete, however imo, they HAVE overstepped their boundaries when asking for apples "Assistance" in producing a separate OS for itself and possibly other law enforcement agencies, see: Stingrays.