How long before we see accusations that an innocent city boy was able to be recruited by ISIS on free city wi-fi and now it's all the cities fault? ...because personal accountability doesn't exist any more. Shame.
Hasn't the NFL been rather aggressive in Trademark disputes themselves? Aren't TV stations using "The Big Game" because of some stupid dispute over "The Super Bowl"?? and then the NFL went as far as to try and trademark "The Big Game" as well???
Maybe Dr. Pepper is stepping in out of fear that once the NFL owns a trademark they might pursue legal actions to stop others from using it. Dr. Pepper may just be issuing a pre-emptive strike.
Let's kickstart an encryption that complies... the backdoor password for the gov will be "f*ck the gov" or "i am an asshat" and only usable on December 25th, 3199... ensuring that it will be totally useless by that time... but hey, it's a backdoor and it will provide legible data...
..this is the purest example of the give an inch take a mile theory the gov't follows daily. When someone says, "yeah, we should break all privacy laws because, you know, it's ONE terrorists cell phone.." they really get this behavior from the gov't.
Not true. Functionality has nothing to do with it. It's usability. The usability of this device ceases. Even bricked devices by the definition you infer have SOME functionality, even if it means it's just a screen that pops up the logo.
Amazon says it's published by "That Guy" and "Why should you buy this book?" in the description says "Well it is an instant collector’s item..." and apparently owning this book gives you cred for being a "true believer" in what is billed as FICTION.
The reality is that the mouse print catches our mouse balls in the mouse trap. There are no alternatives that the mouse print isn't ridiculously and overwhelmingly in favor of the provider on every aspect. Contracts, if we can call them that, offer ZERO consumer protection, are non-negotiable and bind us to things whether or not we agree. The only solution is to just not sign the contract and go without. Sure, there ARE alternatives but you are still agreeing to terms and they have you by the mouse balls too.
Having never used whatever this is (I guess it's called Tor), or knowing exactly how it creates anonymity for anyone, it would seem to me that by reading the document that one could not have deciphered exactly what they might be visiting by visiting the url listed as the site..
While I'm sure there were plenty that intended to visit that url it seems as equally logical that there were others who had no intention to view that content and ended up there simply because they clicked a link that they could not have previously known what it might contain... of which most probably closed it immediately.
I wonder how many knocks came at the doors of those people and got swept up in something that otherwise would have gone unnoticed... but the gov doesn't accept "accident" or "unintentional" as a reason anymore.. Guilty until proven innocent.
The scariest part is not even this order but when reading the various outlets on this news you find there are literally masses of people that are completely acceptable to what the FBI wants... some going so far as to bash others for being against it and claiming they support terrorism. Sorry, I'm not willing to give up my rights to our own government because they promise it helps protect us when in fact they are slowly dousing the rag with ether with hopes to surprise us and slip it over our face and drag us off to conformity.
...they will tell you that denial is the first symptom.
Welcome to denial.
Now I'm gonna vent.
In my town the 25Mbit (2Mbit up) provider actually sends about 1.5 Mbit during peak hours. They only recently removed a monthly cap of 30GB but they tout it as a "No Bandwidth Limit". They don't even know the terminology of the business they are in... yet their parent company is always touting how they need to be your IT support professionals for businesses. Why not entirely incorrect, bandwidth is not usually rated on a monthly term...which is what they really meand since it clearly denotes a 25Mbps speed... morons.
The cost of their 25Mbit? It's $44.95... $5 cheaper than the other provider in town.. The other provider in town charges $49.99 for 155Mbit service (10Mbit up)... I pull, during peak hours, about 200Mbit (20Mbit up) with ease. No cap limits. Well above the speed I am promised obviously.
Why does one service totally suck and is overly expensive in comparison? Because they mostly do not overlap. I've had both services twice in different locations and in one house they actually overlapped. Only then was the junk-internet provider "able to offer" a discount on service when I called to make inquiries. That meant choosing between 25Mbit @ $30 per month of 80Mbit (at the time) for $44.. I clearly made the right choice to pay $44.
Of course the junk service offers higher speeds... Yes, you can get 50Mbit.. but only as a business class service with a $300 activation feed, variable installation fee (because why? who knows) and $150 per month.