>recisely defined scenario, where the Fifth Amendment makes a positive difference.
When you're innocent. In that case, you don't have to give your password to anyone, and you don't have to cooperate with the investigation, because you're innocent, and the burden of proof is not on you. It's an extension of the law principle of "presumption of innocence", one of the cornerstones of modern (western) law (there's probably a latin name for it, ask a lawyer). The "positive difference" it makes is that you don't have to have some idiot going through your mail, because you're innocent.
You only get the server time once, then use the local clock to "advance" it. It'll only be off by a few milliseconds (however long it takes for the request to make it back). If you wanna get fancy, use their IP address to determine the timezone, everybody from porn sites to DNS servers are doing it nowadays.
Actually they are kinda doing that, which is pretty puzzling. If you can't send a robot to "destroy that bridge", you have to send a human, who could get killed. And if you start sending robots, then the other side will send their own robots, so the robots will kill each other. I don't know how the game theory works out in that case, but it seems like it's preferable to humans killing each other. I'm fine with advanced AIs having their own rights eventually, but what's up protecting these robots from combat now, which are just mindless hardware?
While I love bashing the govenment and their stupid monetary policy as much as the next guy (I honestly don't think the president understands how money works), currency exchange policies have nothing to do with this particular situation. Google pays the local developers in local currency, and there's no restrictions to exchange USD to Pesos, you can just walk into any bank with foreign currency, and they'll exchange it for you (at a shitty rate, but again, that's not Google's problem, they're just paying the developers in compliance with the local laws). Money is coming into the country, not going out, the govenment has no problem with that.
If I had to guess (which I do because there's no information about this so far) I'd say it's not worth it for them to keep offices here to deal with paying the local developers, since they're not allowed to take their profits from other services out of the country (due to the exchange restrictions), so there's no point in having local operations.
Would it kill you to at least use the full phrase once in the summary so we know what it's about?