That's actually not that bad. Most companies do this, but most don't include a disclaimer. The alternative is to enable the protection from the factory, which probably results in a lot of return from customers who are not able to figure out why their camera doesn't work.
By simple brute-forcing spammer are generating a lot of traffic. Almost 70% of all e-mail traffic is spam, how long before 70% of all login attempts are done by bots? "Is someone DDOSing our website? Nope, just bots trying to get in."
Cisco knew, they even had a 'choice' in the matter: cooperate with the government and keep your mouth shut about it or get your business ruined by that same government.
How would a cinema enforce a life-time, chain-wide ban? Just keep bugging them and don't forget to lawyer up.
It's Business Software. Companies in that business tend to aim for 'good enough' instead of 'good'.
As I've understood it, the head wobble is a polite way of saying 'no' while avoiding the actual use of the word 'no'.
> I really think a medical savings account kind of plan is the right idea. Also, the saving account plan should compensate for poor people having trouble making payments by having people that can afford it pay a little extra. Then corporate greed/ignorance/bureaucracy strikes and the whole thing starts costing way to much and pays out to little. My point: you described insurance.
Ballmer is a personal friend of Gates and already was one before MS was founded.
Doesn't "data consisting of all or part of any documents, e-mails, video, audio, and VoIP information being sent over the network by the user" mean "some random packets"? "Saving data unintentionally" is dubious but AFAIK Google just records SSIDs for non-GPS positioning. My something's-off-sense is tingling.
Ofcourse Nintendo is trying to sell more games. That's their business. But what's a more friendly way to do this? Supporting a health-related cause or removing features from your product? (I'm looking at you Sony)