What the government is going to quickly realize is that, like the recording industry, they're going to simply start playing a game of whack-a-mole since this type of processes is going going to become cheaper and more widely available.
Note to self... stay out of a warzone if you don't want to be injured or killed.
This type of all of your data are belong to us mentality is simply going to drive fragmentation of the Internet as well as a rush to spawn unrouted networks and darknets. These governments and agencies pushing for this would be better served leaving things as is since everything is on one network at this point. They're just going to make it more difficult for themselves since people will simply encrypt data and adapt.
I understood and agreed with argument to keep the 'net tax free......... back in 1999. There is no real reason why retail transactions shouldn't be taxed. But, spending by governments should be reined in as well.
Agreed. Let me back you up with some metrics I have... 75% of the time they're wrong every time.
While MS may be having some issues identifying and capitalizing on profitable ventures at the moment, I don't think, with 41 million copies sold, that Windows 8 is really a flop. As a heavy SharePoint Enterprise user I find the new license hikes to be absurd.