The key is that they have to prove you had control over it. If you have lost control, because you forgot the key or because they destroyed it, you can't be held responsible. If you destroy the key that would come under simple destruction of evidence.
That's why you need two factor authentication. A password and a keyfile stored on floppy disk. Ideally an old floppy disk with multiple read errors. If you are arrested you can say that the police must have damaged the disk.
Alternatively TrueCrypt's plausible deniability works well.
People have argued the right to not incriminate themselves right up to the European courts, but it was rejected. When you are arrested in the UK you are told that if you fail to mention when questioned anything you later rely on in court it may harm your defence, so there is no right to silence either.
What isn't clear from the story is if this guy just forgot his password or if he refused to hand it over. The law says that the police must prove you knew the password, e.g. by showing that you used it very recently.
Either way, it's a fucked up law that needs to be repealed.
LED bulbs sold in the EU must be lead free. The shops have to accept the dead ones back for recycling. The fact that they last a lot longer limits the environmental impact. The energy saved vs. incandescent can be used for other things that would produce a lot more pollution. The mistake of looking at technologies in isolation is a pretty common one when evaluating environmental impact.
Where do you draw the line? Some level of badness has to be classified as a fault, some limit on what bulbs must be capable of surviving must be set for the standards. You can't expect stuff to be indestructible (except Model M keyboards, obviously).
Also heavily dependent on the quality of your line, not just the length. If it is old and crappy, gets damp every time it rains and is only holding on by a thread this isn't going to help you convince the phone company to replace it for you. I don't know if the US is any better but in the UK British Telecom will just tell you it works for voice so sod off.
G.fast is a hybrid-fiber technology, which is designed to deliver Internet speeds of up to 1000Mbps over runs of copper cable (up to around 250 meters via 106MHz+ radio spectrum). The idea is that a fiber optic cable is taken closer to homes and then G.fast works to deliver the last few meters of service, which saves money because the operator doesn't have to dig up your garden to lay new cables. XG-FAST works in a similar way but via an even shorter run of copper and using frequencies of up to 500MHz. For example, XG-FAST delivered its top speed of 10,000Mbps by bonding two copper lines together over just 30 meters of cable.
Samsung market their secure wipe software as a feature, so apparently there is market demand for it.
The most likely explanation is that it was syphoned off by the Japanese government for a secret nuclear weapons programme. While they don't want to have actually weapons right now they do want to maintain the ability to build them in short order. Their space programme provides delivery vehicles.
All those erase cycles would wear out the flash memory much faster. Flash can generally only erase blocks, so to remove part of a block the entire thing has to be read, erased and re-written.
The simple solution is just to enable encryption. Android has supported it for years. Then a wipe destroys the key, and all the data is gone.
The problem with health insurance is that some people are just not very healthy, through no fault of their own. I have multiple auto-immune disorders that are just a part of my genetic code and which are untreatable. From an insurance stand-point I'm a huge risk because stuff is going wrong all the time and I'd be making endless claims.
Fortunately where I live we have socialized medical care so I get the treatment I need, but if the system were such that I had to pay based on my risk to the insurer I'd probably have no insurance. That would be bad for society in general because although I cost money to treat I also pay tax and generate a lot of value through my job and social interactions. If you just price all the unhealthy people out, even the ones who are unhealthy because of their lifestyle, the impact on the economy and society tends to be quite negative.
Just wrap the meter in tin foil, problem solved. Most of the EU is standardizing in 139MHz and the UK on GSM+2.4GHz (because we suck), both being quite easy to block. With some craft skills you could make a nice Faraday cage out of wire mesh, allowing for manual readings when they call you about it.
The courts found that since this is a valid religious belief AND the government could provide the 4 questioned contraceptives through other means
Why are certain beliefs privileged? Could a non-religious person decide they "believed" in not providing certain healthcare to their employees and just let the government pick up the bill instead?