They have secret rooms in the telco switch buildings, giving full access to everything. If all they wanted was meta-data they could just have the telco email the list.
Banking (finance) is a fair weather industry. In good times they add large amounts of easy money to the economy (and to the politicians). But in bad times it's the opposite. A country needs to limit the size of the finance industry (percent of economy) in order to limit their risk.
It's amazing how hard people look for the next big thing when their current business model is spiraling down the drain. Most of the stuff in your home should not be on the internet, for any reason. Have a local network (LAN) for the home, with a router and firewall to allow a whitelist of connections outside.
Use 512 bit code, and change the code after every 512 bits of data sent.
Did this flaw come into existance due to lazy programmers trying to save run time, or did the NSA install this as a back door? How badly has the NSA sabotauged the border defences of the USA?
The NSA let Edward Snowden have unlimited and unmonitored access to their secrets, and bad things happened. If you care about security you don't let your secrets out of your control.
Control (wether by government or corporate) requires the ability to take from others. You can't take from people who have nothing, therefore you can't control them. The purpose of welfare programs is to ensure you can control them.
A well regulated capitalist economy works very well. Unfortunately capitalism percieves regulation as damage and routes around it.
The extra radiation you get from the porno-scanners is much less than the extra radiation you get from flying in the upper atmosphere (reduces atmospheric blockage of solar radiation). Flying is a significant source of health risks already: hightened radiation levels, reduced circulation due to cramped seats, poor air quality due to reduced circulation.
We should be pushing for high speed rail links anyway. You can't power a jet with solar energy, and at distances below a thousand miles there is no difference in total travel time.
No person in their right mind would link the entertainment network with the flight control system. It wouild be criminal negligence. Why risk a blue screen of death?
In his defence, a rather large cheque was also in the letter.
Given the tiny size of the sails, i think painting all the roads and parking lots to reflect light would work better.
Any spacecraft operating in the atmosphere should be considered an aircraft, and therefore subject to existing aircraft regulations. So preventing the FAA from passing any new regulations might not stop them from regulating space travel.
I want a food replicator. Pick stuff from a recipie, eat without cooking. Dump in bags of ingredients once a week or so to refill. It doesn't need a huge selection so long as it's consistent and gives ok results. Ability to program (or download) your own recipies would be nice.