In my experience and opinion, most mobile websites are written by morons, to satisfy a checkbox defined by marketing, and are generally pretty much useless.
Which sounds like a badly done site, not because it's mobile. I'm all for feature parity.
So you want websites to double their development costs and keep two parallel sites up to day? That will work for about a month, and they the bosses will say "Just make one site that works (badly) on everything."
have been lots and lots of sites with mobile versions that were or are utter crap, and using the 'desktop' version on the mobile device is preferred or even necessary to use the site well. I don't see necessarily having a mobile site as being good.
This right here! I am seriously fucking tired of everyone trying to turn my large screen high def computer into a fucking phone! There is a reason I do not browse the web on a "smart" phone. A 4 inch screen sucks! And when I can not get out of your "mobile optimized" site on my large tablet, guess what? I find another!
So, to answer your question, Western Governments!
There are LOADS of enemies out there, and every nation's gov wants to know what is going on.
Well of course. Once you consider your own citizens enemies, you end up with lots of them.
Where'd you get that idea anyways?
Jeremy Oliver and Edward Snowden. Why?
And internet access in the US is so slow compared with everywhere else....
It is slow. "planning 2 gig service" is very far from "Delivering 2 gig service."
I prefer Notepad++ over any of that garbage.
But it's WINE dependency is a bitch...