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+ - Mississipppi Attorney General Conspires With MPAA To Revive SOPA->

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a subpoena last October seeking information about Google’s search and advertising practices in areas related to banned substances, human trafficking and copyrighted material. But a Federal judge has now quashed that investigation — and information from last fall's Sony leak made seemed to indicate that Hood had agreed to work with the MPAA to launch it in the first place, as part of a move to revive the reviled SOPA legislation through other means."
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Comment: Time Season Availability (Score 1) 303

by WillAffleckUW (#49123719) Attached to: I ride a bike ...

Depends on what time it is, what I'm trying to do, what season it is (summer is great for bike riding), and how available bikes are.

If I weren't taking morning courses, I'd probably be biking to and from work.

If they expand the bike share network to my neighborhood, I'm more likely to take a bike home from various places, or take it to work when I don't have class. Weekends I have my own bike, just hate the hassle of locking it up especially if it decides to rain.

Comment: Re:The US needs real consumer protection laws (Score 1) 111

by WillAffleckUW (#49076767) Attached to: Privacy: the 21st Century's Newest Luxury Item

Except you ignore NAFTA, FTA, and TPP and other treaties. Consumer Laws used to be at the state level, with few at the national level, but increasingly it's the international treaties that undercut those, and if we are so foolish as to allow China to force us to sign TPP, will be gutted even further.

I took US and Canadian consumer law classes for a while, my brother is an international lawyer in NYC with BC and CA bars. You can continue to believe this is only decided locally, but it isn't.

Comment: Re:As we say: Go Dumb (Score 1) 111

by WillAffleckUW (#49076311) Attached to: Privacy: the 21st Century's Newest Luxury Item

Look back at the beginning of the information superhighway and you'll see I was there long before you civilians even knew about it.

My name might not appear the same way, but I was there.

Now realize your trade deals are trying to sell your Rights to corporations, but we all know they aren't people, so they don't have Rights.

Comment: Re:As we say: Go Dumb (Score 1) 111

by WillAffleckUW (#49075143) Attached to: Privacy: the 21st Century's Newest Luxury Item

Your advice makes perfect sense, which is exactly why dumb devices will soon be illegal to own.

Oh, think you'll be smart and just not configure networking to ensure your privacy? Cute, but nice try. They'll soon tie the license and EULA directly to networking, to ensure it is enabled 100% of the time, to all but guarantee the advertising capability behind that marketing-supplemented price tag.

You're right. You don't need any of these features. Then again, you didn't ask for them, which also explains just how much control you have in this situation. Now, or in the future.

Thank you for the advice. Too bad we can't do a damn thing about it.

You could always damage the circuit which does the reporting. This may generate a fault, but since you own the device, and it's your property, an act like removing a bridge jumper or cutting a capacitor on the circuit should suffice.

Or just find out where the IOT connects and disconnect that.

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.