"This hopelessly dishonest blogger has been posting misleading articles for years" Then you'll have no problem posting some of them and pointing out why they are misleading, right?
That's some weapons-grade assholism.
Your company sounds completely evil.
I'm providing a counter to an argument that this is somehow Snowden's fault. Whether it's allowed or not isn't the end of this though. Expect strong encryption to become more and more commonplace. The NSA overreached and the consequence is that its job will become more and more difficult going forward. That's not Snowden's fault, the people who made these choices at the NSA have to answer to their actions and explain what the hell they were thinking when they decided that a) "collect it all" was sensible policy and that b) they would some manage to keep this a secret indefinitely.
That would be an asinine argument. It's obvious that the NSA has massively exceeded its authority and needs to either be reigned in or disbanded completely. It's one thing to gather intelligence on other governments and another thing entirely to indiscriminately scoop up all electronic communication, including that of US citizens, indulge in corporate espionage, undermine the security protocols the whole world relies on, and so forth. Snowden did the honorable thing and the world owes him big time. The NSA needs reform and there needs to be consequences for those found to have authorized such unconstitutional and illegal actions. Start by charging Clapper with perjury and work from there.
All I care about is watching soccer. For me to do that on cable the channels will cost me $110/month. I'm not going to pay that and I find the games by alternative means. If Apple can provide a service where I can watch the games live for $10-$20/month I'll sign up.
Wouldn't this still be classed as a HIPPA violation? If so, this might only be the start of Sony's nightmare.
Psst! Your agenda is showing.
Ah, so not a paid shill, just an asshole. Got it.
Awful analogy. I give my ISP money every month, in return I get bandwidth with which I should be able to do whatever I please. If the ISP is struggling to deliver the advertised bandwidth then that's their problem.
"Why should Netflix free-ride over ISP investments ?" They're not, I'm paying my ISP for internet access. Which sites and services I choose to access is none of their business. Netflix has set a dangerous precedent here.
The Italians wrote the book on tax evasion. Then they failed to declare income arising from the book sales.
This makes sense. The efficiency of older stoves is just terrible. By fine-particular matter they mean smoke, or unburned wood gas. Newer EPA stoves have some steel tubes, with holes drilled in them, which introduce air into the top of the firebox. Given the stove's internal temp is high enough to cause ignition, this oxygen mixes with the unburned wood gas and ignites, providing more heat, less pollution, and greater efficiency. One thing that also needs mentioning is that burning wood is carbon neutral, if you're harvesting wood and letting it grow back. This isn't a fossil fuel, global warming issue.
You're right. This is way more about politics than it is about the state of the NHS. The Tories would sell it off to buy an election if they could get away with it. Worked for Thatcher.
Run for office. Donate. Call your reps. Write to newspaper editors. Encrypt your data and communications. Run a Tor node. Let your friends and family know your views and educate them. Offer to secure their computers. Start/join local protest groups. File FOI requests. Start/fund lawsuits. There are plenty more. My point is that there's always something you can do and being defeatist when the leaks aren't even over yet isn't going to help positive changes come any sooner.