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Comment: Re:Case on Shaky Ground (Score 2) 185

by Virtucon (#48023717) Attached to: CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

Uh Law enforcement wouldn't use this, they have their own tools. Parents monitoring their kids? Plausible but it's also probably used by suspicious spouses to catch their partner in the act. It's an inevitable fact that since smart phones have become so ubiquitous now that this tool didn't show up on the radar sooner. What seems hypocritical to me in the case is that this guy sells a product that covers quite a bit of what Apple and Google do to a large extent already; track you. Of course their purposes are for "system quality" and "targeted ads" but there's still a substantial amount of metadata collected and cataloged. This guy just goes one step further and enables some features that obviously the government doesn't want you to have so they can monopolize the nefarious practices.

Comment: Re:Argentina is far from chaos... (Score 1) 208

by Virtucon (#48002735) Attached to: Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

Wow, I can understand about earthquakes but still out of the $2mil in revenue they supposedly could get back I'm wondering out of what base? Like $200mil? 1%? Everybody lauds the new technology as catching scofflaws but in reality I'll bet people mostly go along with it and pay them no matter what.

Comment: Re:Someone's going to complain (Score 1) 208

by Virtucon (#48002713) Attached to: Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

Sales taxes were impressed upon the building materials or were taxed against the business profits of the developer. You're paying for those hidden costs in the price you pay. When I close on a house I have to pay the taxes for assessed property valuation. It's not a sales tax, it's a property tax. I also live in a special "improvement district" with taxes for shit that I don't even use. When you sell your house, unless you reinvest in another property and have a property you then have capital gains to consider. You're caught coming or going, it doesn't matter. The best plan is to live under a bridge in a tent.

Comment: Re:Someone's going to complain (Score 1) 208

by Virtucon (#48002663) Attached to: Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

And I pay taxes on that, taxes to change a fence or a fees for a sprinkler system. I pay sewer tax, I pay for schools and I pay for drainage and infrastructure.
I pay a commission tax on my Internet, one on my electricity, my gas and water. I also pay Federal and Local taxes for roads etc. Every single solitary thing I do in life is basically taxed. I'll also compare how much I give the fucking feds compared to you any day. My point was that if I put an "improvement" onto a property, that I payed tax on the laborers were taxed on the pay they received, what gives the government the right to then assess, annually, a value added tax on that? I'll tell you, they have no fucking right. Why? Because if I sell my house for more than I paid for it and don't reinvest it I'm supposed to pay a capital gains tax. You can't win, you're taxed to death in the US. SO, dumbass, Yes I do pay taxes on everything and its getting worse every stinking year and the last fucking thing I need is some more taxation or some fucking bureaucrat snooping around looking for some other fucking reason to extract more money out of my wallet.

Comment: Dear FBI and Police forces (Score 3, Interesting) 353

by Virtucon (#47998625) Attached to: FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

Fuck off, I don't give you permission to download my phone contents nor do I give you permission ICE agents to copy my laptop contents. The information on my devices belongs to me and not to you. If you have a suspicion of a crime and need my data, get a warrant fucksticks!

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