Soviet or US, those space pioneers deserve a lot of credit for taking those risks.
That is certainly rich. The "City of London" is a lawless square mile in the center of London that is not subject to the laws of England. It is the center of all the tax evasion secrecy jurisdictions around the world. If you think of the rampant and lawless tax evasion that goes on in places such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey, they are all directed from this cesspool of lawless behavior known as the City of London.
Oh, no...you see you don't understand...it's not a crime when *we* do it!
At which point, I asked him if I should tell them I was running Linux.
His reaction was priceless...and unprintable!
The Man has a whole team dedicated to subverting your phone. Why would he need a "brick" feature, when he can reload the OS with his own hacked version?
Someone's tinfoil hat is on too tight today.