If Microsoft called the devices and software layer WinTouch or something, that might have helped a little, as a lot of people have been disappointed that a "Windows" computer can't run legacy mouse/keyboard Windows apps.
Call it LoseTouch
the overwhelming majority of police are good people with a genuine desire to do good in the world
Any cop who consciously neglects to report a corrupt colleague or subordinate is equally corrupt.
Are you really suggesting the "overwhelming majority" of "good people" in uniform have no idea what their colleagues and subordinates are up to and are completely unaware of their corruption? Do you have idea how minutely detailed the paperwork is required to be and how glaringly obvious it is when details are "missing" or plainly false?
Has there ever been a single situation where one corrupt jackass is tazing some innocent law-abider for "non-compliance" and one of the five other cops standing around him said, "what the fuck are you doing? You can't just torture someone into submission!"
Until we get rid of this "protect the brotherhood above all else" attitude that's heavily ingrained in police culture, corruption will continue to reign and continually worsen.
That's as bullshitty a term as it is in your supermarket. There *are* no "organic" results when they're calculated based on your tracking history, ad clicks and social connections.
Friends don't let friends get tracked. Use the quack that doesn't track!
For how long has America been glorifying and aggrandizing the most useless among itself, pushing propaganda as product, you must be this sexy to participate...
You end up having people more interested in the latest fashionable trends and pointless endeavors than solving the real problems and challenges of substance that face society.
Personally, I couldn't give less of a shit about the latest trendy sexy whatever. But, I love tackling a challenging project that helps people get shit done.
I don't buy new laptops anymore, they have all turned to shit. Keyboards that are lousy for the one job they need to do, touchpads that are worse, boot systems that lock you out, mandatory online account association, malignant operating systems... thank Torvalds performance vs. necessity peaked years ago. I can just keep buying used machines made before this computing cancer spread to the bones.
Same goes for cars. Boneheaded infotainment systems, I-can't-let-you-do-that-Dave electronic nannies, idiotic maintenance restrictions, needless complexities... fortunately, old cars run just fine. They look better, too.
It's kind of like trying to explain computers to some people. It is so natural and ingrained for us that it's actually difficult for us to express every logical pathway to "mere mortals" because we don't even consciously think about them. Some people just have lacking or limited ability to abstract, so every individual step takes a conscious and deliberate effort (god, that must be exhausting); the steps that don't even occur to us because they've become instinctive.
When your computer is on, it's generally tied to a desk in a reasonably secured home or office building. If you have a laptop and you're carrying it in a bag, it's generally in suspend mode (TrueCrypt can be configured to automatically dismount volumes on logout, timeout, power saving, etc.), hibernation or powered off, and not otherwise polling for notifications like a phone is in its equivalent lower-power mode. Note that the hardware state of hibernation is equivalent to powered off, so any open encryption volumes are locked if you're using FDE or the OS volume is encrypted.
If someone swipes your phone out of your hand or pocket, it's pretty unlikely that it's going to powered off in an encrypted state at the time and your data is in the clear, protected only by a relatively weak PIN. If somebody swipes your laptop bag out of your hand / your car / a bus / a train / etc., chances are much more likely that it will be in an encrypted state and your data is pretty safe.