Imagine an ISP/television provider that uses their IP network to deliver both services. It sure sounds like this would prohibit them from prioritizing the IPTV traffic.
So much for watching that World Cup match; your neighbor has p0rn to torrent!
If I write down in my notebook 'Cowboy Neal has inappropriate sexual relations with his water bottle', and never tell anyone what I have written, and never publish it, than what exactly am I guilty of?
One thing is certain. This is the antithesis of democracy.
It may be illiberal; it may be unconstitutional; but it is very, very democratic.
A large majority of human beings have always been (and presumably always will be) perfectly happy to trade something as abstract as "privacy" or "liberty" for the comforting illusion of protection from the bogeyman de jour.
I wonder what the public reaction would be if some pro-democracy dissident who is operating covertly in their own hostile country is murdered and the country gives a press release saying that they couldn't have found their criminal if it wasn't for the help of the NSA compromising internet security...
It depends. Is American Idol on that night?
The GUIs don't have this problem so much as the menus are categorized and they usually have a "what this does" kind of field with them.
Don't worry. The GNOME folks are working hard on that problem.
And lo and behold, the vast swath of meaningless paper pushers are gone, replaced with email, databases, and computers.
You clearly haven't dealt with the U.S. healthcare system recently.
At least, until a significant portion of the population is killed off.
Can we just skip to that part?
Hmm, fembots. I suppose the Apple model will be prettier, but much more expensive?
The real problem is that it will demand ecosystem monogamy.