Knowing Google, they will usually abort failed projects. They tried really hard with Google+ but it has failed almost as bad as windows phone so it's about time to abandon it.
We're talking about private phones, noone with a sane mind will allow this kind of shit on a ptrivately ownd phone. If my employer wants to be able to wipe a device it has to be his device.
Why would I want that? You can quote my posts here for free, I don't care.
Only for the leaders who extract millions out of their victims. But then, that holds for most religions.
For businesses it seems sometimes the other way around - they are religion to some management types, and just business for the lower echelons.
Merkel has offshored that to Greece.
No, the == sign is incorrect: there are otrher forms of mental illness than religions.
I am certainly no friend of the scientology cult, but I can't say I disagree with them on this point. After this happens a few times many people who are mentally confused will stop going to a doctor at all in fear of being locked up against their will.
But the cost is mostlyb related to the massive fuel consumption, and since going over Mach 1 increases pressure a LOT this plane will nstill suffer from that. There is a reason that all commercial jets have a cruising speed around Mach 0.9: that't the most economic speed to fly. Go much faster and your fuel consumption over distance ratio increases significantly.
End to end encryption where keys are disposed when the message is decrypted at the endpoint. Like TextSecure and SMSSecure use. Even if they start torturing me I just can't help them decrypt any messages they intercepted, and access to my phone is useless as well after the messages are deleted.
Blocking WhatsApp would be done by blocking their messaging servers. Preventing the software from entering the country is, of course, impossible. But if you can't send any messages with it it's useless.
Someone should step out of this strange fundamentalistic limited capitalistic thinking that only companies can provide encryption products. The best encryption software is open source: GnbuPG for email, TextSecure and Redphone / Signal for chats and calls on Android cq iOS, SMSSecure provides a secure SMS solution. Sourcecode is freely available, no government backdoors present.
Why stop at only four? 6 billion minds, all acting as one.
Humans acting as one mind. You will be assimilated, resistence is futile. We are superior.
There is power in repetition... Ceterum autem censeo American imperium esse delendam
Hey, Cato the Elder made it work for the Romans too!
Yes - never call it malice if it is adequately explained by stupidity.
That said, bloating feature-complete programs is unfortunately commonplace. And adapting GUI's according to the largest idiot's preferences seems to be the latest hype in UI development.