IANAL, Even if that is true, the router is rented, so it belongs while he pays his connection. In my country and I think in most countries, a landlord can't enter in any of his rented houses without consent of the people who live there. By your way of thinking Verizon could enter your network even if you protected it, just because they own the router.
Verizon still owns the router. To use your apartment analogy, just because you rent an apartment, does that give you the right to change out the locks and not give the landlord a copy of the new key?
A few days ago, version 4.0 of the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification was released, weighing in at a hefty 727 pages
... there are still flaws in many implementations.
Intel is now developing the Simple Firmware Interface (SFI) especially for small and low spec devices like Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) with Atom processors, and is particularly targeting the Linux operating system... SFI can be implemented in addition to, or as an alternative to ACPI, in the firmware either within a classic BIOS, (U)EFI, or with alternative firmware like OpenFirmware.
Version 0.6 has been released as a draft and there is a reference implementation for the 2.6.32 kernel."
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As of 10 a.m. 6,454 people had voted in a poll on www.kbzk.com asking "What do you think of the City of Bozeman requiring job applicants to provide social network site login and password information?" So 6,347 people have voted "I'm against it — It's an invasion of privacy," 62 people have voted "I'm for it — It's important for the City to judge the applicant's character," and 45 people have said they don't care either way.
Neutrinos are into physicists.