This is largely a convenience feature implemented by Apple, but it doesn't matter which device you're using - if you aren't encrypting your traffic, you are vulnerable to eavesdropping. Period.
Until the big studios stop milking existing franchises or Lucasing the crap out of their movies, most of my leisure money goes to indie game developers - they work hard producing original content, and then they don't try to blame me if it doesn't sell.
No but seriously, there is no guarantee that a user who has their phone stolen will buy that same phone again. So it's already not 100% gain, they may go to a competitor or buy a refurbished phone from their carrier. Next, assuming they do buy a replacement from you, there is also no guarantee they will buy the same model. They may buy a cheaper one which has lower margins, as many people do when they feel they were targeted as a result of owning the hottest model or simply cannot pay off their subsidy right away.
Okay, so as a result of this theft, you may wind up selling another phone and make a few bucks - but there are no guarantees whatsoever, and this means you cannot plan around illegal activity when building your financial models. This was the point made above, the returns are simply too small and too unreliable to factor into the models when compared to something like adding new features or running a series of marketing campaigns.
To coin a car analogy, it would be like Audi saying "Our cars are stolen the most, so we can expect greater revenues as a result" - would you buy an Audi knowing that? Or would you buy a phone from the first manufacturer who allows your car to be killed when it is stolen?
Or maybe the idea of inconveniencing someone else during their commute causes you such a large amount of stress that you're afraid to slow down for the sake of safety? Do you also find yourself apologizing to walls when you walk into them?
If Syria has dropped off the internet due to the inaccessibility of the
I see where you are coming from, but I think you're still confusing the issue. The
It's like having your arm chopped off and wondering why you can't move your fingers.
Get with the times and stop posting rubbish that is 20 years out of date.
The Internet is still built on routing protocol which is almost 20 years old. This is the reality that we face. Whether you believe it to be rubbish or not is irrelevant - if a country can control which routes it advertises in this manner, a major redesign (or a new global routing protocol) would be required to work around it.
The "non-TOR" internet does not route around damaged sections.
Forgive me for a moment, but that's exactly what the Internet was designed to do. This is accomplished via routing protocols which store multiple routes to a single destination in the event of failure.
Unless you're trying to imply that TOR is a superior "type" of Internet, in which case it should be pointed out that TOR is simply an application which runs on top of all of the fiber, copper, and wireless links built by current providers. So it really doesn't matter if someone either physically cuts the cord or starts filtering your routes, TOR will not function without the underlying layers of physical and network connectivity.
Additionally, VDSL2 with Bonding (and eventually Vectoring) turns traditional cable plant into a very expensive waste of money - cable loops are longer and a shared medium, while copper loops terminate directly from the customer premise to a cabinet or Central Office. This allows the ISP to deliver service with true data rates using existing copper up to and beyond 150 Mbps. Ultimately though, DSL and Cable will be replaced by PON.
Remember, kids, the markets tied to the real-world are based on investments - the idea of buying into something which will generate a return for you in the long run, usually a corporation beholden to the shareholders which must prove they have used your money to generate value every quarter. This stability draws more and more investors, which in turn builds confidence and ensures that you will have a buyer when you actually want to cash-out. You could have a million BTC today, but without a buyer, you don't have a penny - and judging from the news, the only way to attract buyers is by constantly screaming "Look at us! You're going to be rich!" over and over until you attract someone willing to accept greater risk than you by purchasing your BTC.
TL;DR - go ahead and play hot potato with your money if you want to, but the rest of us will play in markets that won't lose 50% of their value overnight.
Alternatively, laws like these may force Google to put safeguards into the product which detect when you are driving and prevent you from using text input or displaying any video, email, text messages, etc. My Volkswagen prevents me from doing any complex data entry when I am not parked, and restricts me to voice commands only. It's quite effective.