Or even worse when you do not even leave your home country but your phone happens to connect to a mast in a neighbouring country.
Or to learn the techniques used by the Faceless Men in the Song of Ice and Fire series.
Hiding the destination need not be difficult. You just do the electronic equivalent of putting a coded small ad in a newspaper. Everyone can read it, but only the intemded recipient can decode it and there is no indication as to whom the message is intended for.
Even that does not help. These mechanisms only authenticate you to the bank, not the bank to you. A spoof bank site could still request the OTP password or output from the dongle and accepr whatever response you give.
Rather than completely blocking the video, what was wrong with what YouTube used to do - show the video with no sound track?
But they can treat different packets differently in the same way as the Post Office handles letter and parcels differently.
Or with TCP you have to have sufficiently large jitter buffers to cater for the delays caused by the backing off of the retreansmit timers.
Oversubscribed always means "congested sometimes".
The analogue telephone network is oversubscribed. It would not be possible for all phones to be on a call simultaneously. However it is extremely rare for there to be congestion - when someone picks up the phone they get a dial tone and can attempt to connect to the destination number. The called phone might be busy, but it is almost unheard of for the call to fail because of network congestion.
The last mile is the one place which should not be affected, as it is a dedicated link between the customer premises and the DSLAM (or equivalent) so is non-contended bandwidth. It is the various network entities between the DSLAM and the originating server which are shared with other connections and therefore contended and subject to throttling.
Train companies in the UK do something similar. If you go through London at peak-time (8am - 10am) or (5pm and 7pm), then there is higher ticket price than at other times (x1.5 to x2) . But This applies to any journey starting at these times, not necessarily in London. So you could split your journey into separate ticket segments (8am Liverpool to Oxford) (12pm to 2pm Oxford to London), and avoid this "surcharge".
One difference is that in the UK splitting/combining railway tickets is explicitly allowed by the rules National Conditions of Carriage. Though tickets are non-transferrable.
If the area has a drought then priority for water should be given to human consumption and hygene usages. Anyone using 'industrial' quantities of water should be charged in such a way as to discourage its use. Either that or the oil companies should have to pay for pipelines and pumps to bring sea water to their sites rather than competing for the local water supply. Even better make them not only pipe in sea water but also provide desalination plants to augment the local drinking water supplies. After all, the oil companies are no strangers to long distance pipelines.
I think that a link is the direct equivalent of a citation. The extra functionality is in the user's brower which, when clicking on the link. does the equivalent of "sending a robot into the stacks to fetch the cited publication and open it at the appropriate page"
Is a bibliographic reference to an infringing work in a paper publication also considered as 'advocating infringement'? If not, then a hyperlink should also not be considered as advocating infringement.
Yes, most governments forget that they are the servants of the people, not the other way round.
Reducing the demand by charging is not a magic bullet. Even if every (or most) customers cut down on the amount of streaming, there will still be a problem if too many of them choose to stream at the same time (eg a popular TV show or live event).