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- parade out yours terms of service agreement as a contract and request sunmary dismissal
- cancel your service
- bury you in motions: change of venue to their HQ state (which is likely in those terms of service), dismissal insufficient standing — you're not an expert, you hacked your gear to obtain incorrect figures, et cetera
At the end of the day, they can simply outspend the average user, and it's in their best interest to do so. Lending any sort of credibility to such a lawsuit would expose them to similar suits from other users — up to a potential class action. The lawsuit will never even make it to anyone technical for review of it's merit. They have an in-house legal team and many firms on retainer to deal with just such suits.
It all sucks, but that's the real world view for the little guy in our legal system.
What's the easiest method to determine if someone is stealing my private or corporate data? And how do you stop them (above and beyond the joke that encryption has become)?"
There's no reason we need to throw away the Constitution or the Bill of Rights just to get the "bad guys". It's not like every police agency from the small town sheriff to the FBI isn't familiar with the process of obtaining warrants to tap phone lines. This just means they've no need for probable cause.
The flip side of this is that nearly every wireless hub sold from 2007 to today have encryption and/or authentication turned on by default. More of the population is aware of the risks today than ever before. It's hard to imagine that any illegal endeavour would use unencrypted wireless access. And while nearly every encryption method has been cracked, it's been a brute force attack — not something a law enforcement agency wardriving will be cracking onsite — unless you can fit a supercomputer or a super-computing grid in your car.
It will eventually take quantum computing to make this possible, but by then, we'll likely be using quantum non-locality cryptology. Oh well.
However, speeding tickets are criminal charges - they simply aren't felony charges (unless the speeder is exceeding the limit by greater than 15 mph in most states). There may not be a jury, but with most moving violations, while de died by the jurist, are still held to the standard of reasonable doubt. While this may indeed come down to the more credible witness, it still shocks the sensible mind that this is within the scope of reasonable juris purdence.
It hardly meets the burden of "beyond a reasonable doubt".
I'm surprised it made it as far as it did. I hope the Ohio Supreme Court isn't an elected body — or their jobs will all be on the chopping block next election day!