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Comment Re:"not tolerated," but they allowed it (Score 1) 43

No, the fact that it was available to him doesn't mean he had the right to take it home. He probably needed to access it to do his day's work. He knew he wasn't allowed to take it home and still did it, so he's getting sued. Sounds reasonable.

It's a hard pushed analogy, but butchers need knives to do their day's work, that doesn't mean they're allowed to use them to stab their colleagues. They know that, and if they do it, they get prosecuted for it.

Comment Re:How about if we OWN our personal information? (Score 2) 79

In essence, yes. If one of their citizens wants to use their right to be forgotten, then the French government want that to be worldwide. But then imagine a Russian official trying to hide a controversial article about himself.

It's the same kind of debate when the US want Apple to backdoor iChat for wiretaps. If you can coerce them into doing it, then so can a less democratic countries where Apple have business...

Comment Re:Relevancy? (Score 1) 67

It's a chat app that carefully cultivated the appearance of being "more private" than text messaging and old IM services like AOL or ICQ. Then it got bought by Facebook for a stupid 19 billion dollars.

I suppose the news here is that it's leaking information to people who aren't paying Facebook for it.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."