If you demand security by all means, means will be tried that take away other things. So demand rights AND security. It's incorrect that we can't have both (as Bruce Schneier has iterated for the last 15 years).
The German government has stated that collecting connection information beyond 1 week is unreasonable and unjustified to fight crime and terrorism. If you have reasonable suspicion, convince a judge and get a warrant, then you can wiretap as you wish, and you have the recent history. If not, don't store the data.
The German government has a guideline for all IT projects promoting the principle of collecting the least data ("Datensparsamkeit" ~= "data frugality").
Data tends to be illegally used for other things then intended. And it is not effective. It costs the government and companies real money. And it costs people their privacy without seeing something in return besides promises.
Obama must be impeached. The Congressmen and Senators who support his actions must be impeached. The courts who OK this must be removed.
The Bush government should also be impeached for torture and violation of the rules of warfare ("enemy combatants" are not humans, starting illegal wars).
The laws have never been implemented. And it is not established that it is possible for them to be implemented.
If robot rules say robots aren't allowed to do X, doesn't that imply robots that do X are not allowed? So people thinking Asimovs laws are awesome should be in favor of a killer robot ban, until robots can be shown to follow the laws.
Flash applications have to be given the right to access the Webcam. You can rightclick in a flash thing and go to Settings / Global Settings and look at the privileges per site, or generally deny it (by default: ask for each domain).
Patients have had their DNA patented in the US by companies/researchers, and denied the right to grant others access to it.
world was created 5 seconds before this post as it is.
This hypothesis is constantly disproven. Search for Boltzmann brains for research, or this neat talk:
spaghettification? What good isa physics engine if it can't turn every day objects into noodles?
Spaghettification is classical tidal forces, you don't need a special relativity engine for that, just a compact heavy object. What I would like to know is whether the engine also considers general relativity? Probably too complicated though, deforming space and so forth.
If courts decide GPL2 doesn't cover some loophole and people are abusing Linux in some way that Linus does not like, Linus is screwed. With Hurd, there is a license upgrade path.
Anonymous is as much a organisation as people waiting at a bus stop are. And guess what, criminals also take the bus.
There are some numbers in this newest comic: http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1584
Let drunk drivers drive and they will get themselves killed.
Problem is, they harm others and don't consider this. Just consider someone drunk or angry with a gun in their hand.
Also, this might be the dawn of malware for Linux on the PC.
Haha, imagine you're the one who has to publish that all the dinosaurs were shiny pink!