Why make it download emails from a Exchange server and then reupload it to some out-of-organization server?
According to the article this is not the reasoning that is being given for banning the app. As with any aggregator app that runs on a phone, there are many rather plain reasons why data such as emails and attachments would be temporarily stored on the app provider's servers.
The real issue that is being objected to here is that the app double-encrypts login credentials for various email providers using both a unique-per-client key that they generate and a key that is derived from the specific piece of hardware accessing the data. This encrypted data is then stored in "the cloud". The counterpoint to this methodology is gmail's use of OAuth to avoid storing any credentials - regardless of the sophistication of the encryption scheme - in a public cloud setup.
I just designed and built a new PC with the specified lifetime of 103 years. I also sold two of them to my buddies.
Free software forever , yay microsoft !
Oh boy... are you still running XP?
However, with the 8 upgrade licenses, they were product key based, because there is no control over the hardware before it reaches the user as there is with an OEM device. I don't really see how they could possibly get away from shipping a product key if they are upgrading any Windows 7+ machine. It also seems unlikely that at registration of said product key, Microsoft is going to store some sort of hardware fingerprint in a database to prevent reusage of the key at a later date on different hardware.
This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge.
I wouldn't go to Atlanta, but this is a major enough shift that I'd show up in Chicago to publicly register discontent. As one poster wrote:
I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going on--the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise. As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.
No doubt this has much to do with Snowden's use of the provider
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But you realize that you are criminally liable, with the potential to wind up on a sex offender registry, lose your job, your family, your home, EVERYTHING
Even with that risk in play, I have to note that I believe that logic very similar was used at Penn State. Bring the tapes directly to the police. Cowardice, however shrewd in its self-interest is still cowardice. I maintain the belief that the judicial system would ultimately do right, and if it did not that the legislative would. Even if I never lived to see either of those two things happen, at least I wouldn't go to my grave knowing that I am a coward who could have stopped more children from being raped and instead did nothing.
If you still support the ban on child pornography then why isn't there a ban on obscene "teen erotica" literature? Why not ban text descriptions, or ban stories which encourage child abuse?
No actual people are physically harmed.