And if the providers insist on a market where they have local monopolies, then let's regulate them as utilities. Otherwise what will happen? First, they will ensure that the barriers to enter the local markets will be so difficult to overcome they will ensure their monopolies. Second, once their positions are secure, the total cost of the service will rise while quality of service will decrease.
Excuse me. He's a pedophile and an idiot.
No, it's perfectly fine. Look, Google is not the government and is under no constitutional obligation to respect your privacy. If you want to keep your photos and documents private, don't store them with a third-party service that freely admits to analysing your documents. Do not transmit them over the internet. Do store them on a non-networked device. Google did the right thing. This guy is a pervert and an idiot.
No. I'm actually not concerned about the ATM company. I'm concerned about well-meaning hackers getting thrown in jail because they got caught hacking before they could prove they were just trying to help. If hackers are always punished for hacking regardless of the motivation, then there is no risk reward to hacking into a system with good intentions. You just wouldn't do it. However if there is a chance that the risk pays off, no one goes to jail and you get your warm and fuzzy, then people will take that risk. And some will inevitably get busted. I don't want good people to get thrown into jail or otherwise hassled by the authorities. Let's remove the incentive for engaging in risky behaviour.
Depends. Did he get into my car, or just notice it through the window from a public space which is perfectly legal to do?
Sometimes comparing computers to physical things is apropos, sometimes not. Just because some people make these comparisons when they are not truly demonstrative of a situation does not mean that every such comparison is fallacious. I have a lock on my front door. You finding a copy of the key under a rock is not implicit permission to enter my house, no matter how stupid I may have been to leave a spare key out for anyone to find.
Let's use a different example. What if you came home one day from work to find a brochure on your kitchen table advertising security and lock systems along with a business card and a note informing you that your house is insecure because you left your back bedroom window unlocked. Should yoga call the cops on the guy? He didn't steal or harm the residence in any way. He is just trying to help.
And they should be charged. What if they were caught in the act or otherwise before they had an opportunity to report the vulnerability? "No, officer. We weren't going to do anything malicious! We were just trying to help! I swear!" is not going to get them out of trouble. So if that excuse wouldn't fly, then any white hat hacker who isn't hacking with authorization runs the risk of getting caught and getting in deep shit. There's just no way to know who's got malicious intent and letting anyone off the hook who pinky swears they were just trying to help is just daft.
Because no vaccine is 100% effective.
If you've got the coding and personal skills, don't worry about it. They will respect you for what you can do and no one will care that you have Real Life after hours. Hell, they might even respect you more for it. This isn't a team of dufus jocks; these are intelligent analytical people. They understand that in ten years they'll be you. And its OK.
Android builds for x86 also. Technically there is no need to emulate ARM or have embedded ARM hardware to run android. The android toolchain will compile native code to both x86 and ARM in the same APK. Android will decide which version of the native code to link at load time.