I understand that this is really about ratcheting up the surveillance, but what is the argument?
Call and texts? The carrier has that info. What apps are installed? Apple has that info. Individual app content? You know what was installed, go talk to them. The pictures they took? Do they expect he carefully documented his road to killing in selfies?
No only is this about increased access for police. This is about plain laziness. They don't want to have to put in the footwork. They just one a simple single entry point to his entire digital life.
Shouldn't the judge have known this was an invalid request? Isn't that the whole point of judicial review, a check on the FBI and other agencies? Isn't the point of a warrant to force these agencies to go through a check to make sure what they are doing is legal?
There should be sanctions placed on judges that issue such invalid warrants.
I don't know where you found your definition of justice but it's wrong.
Justice: If you're not rich or a personal friend, you've done something wrong and we will find out what it is.
This seems like a bit of a cheap shot. Sure the language in their TOS is laughable, but I'd bet it's some boilerplate language from whatever cheap way the managed to come up with a TOS. I doubt they sat around and talked about anything in there.
This would be a much more interesting article if we had some response from them about that section, or if they had actually tried to enforce that part of their TOS against somebody.
As it stands it seems more like nitpicking.
"only the abuses that the NSA caught"
You mean 'only the abuses the NSA has voluntarily admitted to, while our only means of verification is leaked documents.'
Given that congress is only getting what information the NSA deems it needs, and the FISC is only getting the information the NSA gives it, there is (as far as I know) no oversight to the NSA that actually has access to information on the NSA that doesn't come from the NSA.
I'm not sure where all this USTR bashing is coming from. We are all aware that these TPP negotiations are taking place. We are usually aware of where they are happening and some of the groups participating. We even know the general topic of the treaty.
How can you just discount all of that information being shared and not see that as the transparency it is?!?
We didn't just call him, we started a petition that he had to respond to.
He thanked us all for our concern, expressed that he shared the same concerns, checked his wallet for which businesses had given him large checks, and then said he would look for broad bi-partisan solutions.
"The software can also surreptitiously report where the phone is located"
Or they could just use the cell connection data for that.
As bad as I think this kind of fee/tax would be i'd enjoy seeing some country actually put this in place and then see a court case ruling that files over that network are not infringing as the license has been paid.
I know it'll never happen, but it'd be fun to watch.
One thing is missed at first that exaggerates the problem. The width % is not of the longest bar, but of the enclosing element. The max-width: 300px actually cuts the bars down so that they hit their longest length somewhere around width: 55%.
If I were him my next blog post would be something along the lines of...
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