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Comment: GOOGLE is FREE to do WHAT THEY WANT (Score 1, Insightful) 133 133

Google can do what it wants.

In legalese, that would be: Google is not an arm of the government, is a corporation, and is free to do as its company governance determines is in the best interests of its shareholders.

Simply put, nobody forces users to choose to use google. There are plenty of search engines, some good, some bing, etc. Some don't protect your privacy, some duckduckgo. In the end if the choice is to use google there are advantages (they'll try to give you an answer they think you'll find useful) and disadvantages (Tim Wu might jump out from behind a bush and yell "aha!" at you).

Google's search algorithms have made this world a better place.

I'm glad they don't have to appease anyone to keep offering that superior product.

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Comment: HOAX (Score 5, Insightful) 142 142

The OP includes a link to an IRAQ user saying he can't set up his Chromecast...

and a 9 day old post from someone saying they're now on the beta track and google saying they'll fix it.

Are we really to believe there's a great google conspiracy to disrupt chromecasts, and
in a week and a half NOTHING has been discussed, but now the only two links are
an IRAQI WINDOWS USER and someone who accidentally got into beta.

My money is on hoax.

Ehud

Comment: Awesome! Let's apply that to Senators as well! (Score 1, Interesting) 164 164

I'd like Diane Feinstein to be geo-fenced to keep her grubby little NSA-sucking
encryption-hating lying hands off of issues that are over her altitude or too far
for her eyesight to comprehend.

Geo-fencing for worthless corrupt senators. Now there's an answer.

Leave the drones alone. They are innocent of any wrongdoing.

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Comment: Captain Hindsight (Score 3, Funny) 116 116

Oh good job, Captain Hindsight! You are absolutely right! Manning should have never been able to use a USB stick [takes notes]. Also Snowden should have never been given so much access [takes notes].

"...this would have never happened."

Oh excelsior! Your powers of observation and hindsight deduction are without compare. Between that and your three split infinitives all I can say is BRAVO, SIR, BRAVO! You truly have your finger on the pulse of ... everything that's that wrong.

Comment: If security risks are no object... (Score -1, Troll) 208 208

...then why not complement your end-of-life Windows 7 with an older version of Chrome or FF. They support Java just fine, and the Java they support is no more of a security risk than your Windows 7.

There's a reason the rest of the world moved away from java and that's security, but if security risks are no object, you go, girl.

Comment: Re:Nothing to see here, move along. (Score 1) 308 308

RTFA

It clearly says EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF AN INVESTIGATION the mere fact of deleting information that could be useful to prosecute is committing the criminal offense.

There's no common sense here if you don't have to know about it or have intent to obstruct an investigation to be charge with it with a likelihood of being found guilty.

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