In Switzerland, most cantons (like states in the US, only much smaller) do. The software is written in Java and runs (at least) on Windows, Mac and Linux. And the revenue services surely don't hide it:
The terms of service aren't really relevant, as you can't make agreements that are against the law in the first place.
Every article of a TOS which disagrees with a law is automatically invalid within its jurisdiction.
Sorry, but “White nationalists” not necessarily. They can be, of course.
There is nothing here that says anything about skin colour; and in fact, there are proto-fascist régimes in Africa.
Nice idea, but that won't work, because we can't read epub6 or pdf 5.2. Of course, we could compile these from the source we brought as well, but we don't have a driver for ext7 or btrfs3 filesystems. And even if we had, we still lack a nano-sd interface.
It's an excellent analysis, but there are some open points:
Who is behind bellingcat? Rumors say it's connected to MI6
Who is the "Russian leaker"?
Where is the gps-data from? The phone itself? Or the phone company?
Where is the flight data from?
Who exfiltrated the data? Englands MI6? the Swiss NBD? Or the Russian GRU?
"Intellectual Property" is a government granted artificial monopoly. That's not "wealth" by any measurement.
Besides, ideas are not wealth either; only producing something out of these ideas produces wealth.
Could be worse. I got a parcel via Swaziland. Took nearly a year for the detour.
And the official languages here in Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh; in this case it's about either English or German subtitles
Are you saying there isn't any national security component to our telecom infrastructure?
None. At least according to the actions of the CIA and NSA -- and national government itself. Leaving companies for three years with open vulnerabilities. On purpose. So they can spy on them. Wannacry?
"Will be mandatory", actually. As soon as every country has implemented a law following the directive.
And, as soon as the courts decide the new copyright directives are NOT in fact illegal violations of human rights; and thus the countrys that did not implement the directive after two years are at fault and do have to pay the fines that were imposed because of that, and that they do have to implement the directive.
Which is not going to happen, because some of the articles, notably article ex-13, is actually in violation of the European declaration of human rights and shouldn't have been accepted ever. Now it will have to be rendered void by judges. Again.
But I expect article ex-11 (ancillary rights) and ex-12 (expropration of authors by publishers) will remain. We'll see.
There are only two options: Either everyone can be safe, or nobody can.
And as long as there are entities hoarding exploits, these very same exploits will be used against the allies of these entities.
So the NSA actively endangers the US, including their army, hospitals, police, firefighters, electrical grid, power plants, industry, government agencies and finally, all citizens.
And it doesn't help that the CIA, FBI and dozens of other agencies do the same. And all other countries and their agencies too.
The only responsible thing to do is to publish each and every vulnerability; as soon as possible.