"We" have never agreed with "them". "They" are clearly out to get "us".
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Are other news outlets jumping on the bandwagon?
Do slashdot posters ignore anything that Apple may have done to improve the situation?
I call BS.
Like it or not, every company in this market is grabbing every patent it can get. Every CEO MUST do this, or get face the wrath of the board for leaving the company with its pants down. Every board of directors must do this or face the wrath of the share holders. It is not a choice for any company, it is a requirement.
As long as the US laws are written by corporations for corporations, there is no way out of this. A non-corporation must step in an stop it, and the corporations will be grateful. It is a huge waste of money to defend your products from potential patent litigation.
Just stay away from the 8th dimension or it will be Orson Wells, all over again.
Without the Steve, no one will have a clue what this even is. At least until someone steps into his shoes...
In the meantime, it should read "needs of the corporate/government surveillance industry". Seriously, "Open the pod bay door, HAL." "Fuck you Dave, I changed the codes while you were out. Good luck floating home."
Of course, we can always encourage the hacker-elite by making "changing the function, aka programming" ambiguously legal.
...given the type of construction used and the state of the tools in the tunnel.
If you are looking for answers to ANYTHING, you shouldn't be watching television AT ALL.
License terms to follow.