These sort of things are legal now. Corporations are people, and people have free speech, and spending money is speech.
There is 2GB of memory for the OS, personal settings, apps, etc. If you can not boot the device, you can not access this memory to clear it. You may be SOL.
To extort money from someone, you need to threaten them with something. Netflix has no leverage because their customers will most often have no choice in ISPs.
There is more data in heaven and earth then is listed in the posted article.
Around half of STEM workers have no four year degree, to me that is more interesting.
There is no alternative other then DSL from AT&T, which is even less reliable and trustworthy.
Comcast etc sell their customers phone numbers to illicit third parties. I ended up having to throw together an Asterix system with a simple "no solicitations, press one to continue" message to filter out all the robo-calls I got when I was forced to switch services over to Comcast.
This means no public internet, it will forever now be a private enterprise. Not sure I like that possibility in the long run given how the ISP monopolies behave.
I'm going to go with "print a sex toy". Target market is those who want a dildo but are too embarrassed to buy one.
It's just a mater of time before the desert swallows the place...
I always cringe a bit when I see the "put web cams in your house! For security!" commercials. It's just a mater of time until Xfinity or what not get's compromised and all those web cams you use to check your kids get used by other people... to "check your kids".
But it is impossible to "not use any confidential information he had access to" without surgery. It's in your brain, you will use it if the situation arises.
How much did it cost Saint Reagan to remove the solar panels from the White House?
Not really seeing a downside if the industry is this fragile. It's like claiming that lemonade stands will "knock out" the snapple industry.
No really... Apple has a patent on the kill switch. http://siliconangle.com/blog/2...