It's simple: if you want to operate in India, you must follow Indian law. If you are not willing to do that, your company will be fined, just as it did in Europe.
Sure..if we are talking about laws regarding your operations in India. Any attempt to impose extra-territorial legal restrictions is always very questionable. Generally, there has to be a compelling humanitarian reason for legislating extra-territorial behavior (like outlawing human trafficking or sex tourism to countries with under-age prostitution) or an attempt to stop international criminal behavior (like drug-trafficking or maybe... maybe tax dodging). Improper application of IP laws (like patent laws)? If that were ok, then, as a poster above mentioned, US would go after bank accounts of any company producing generic versions of US drugs before they became off-patent in the US. Unless, of course, they want to claim that this is 10% of Google's operations in India, but I doubt Google does $50 billion worth of business in India.
It should be classified information that the NSA employs a "Dear Selma" column? Yeah, knowing that now will certainly give the terrorists an edge...
Fine. But at the very least I think the public has a right to KNOW it. It's your money at work there, and if you pay for it I think you should at least be interested in its spending.
Whether or not that expense is justified is not something I should decide, I agree. It's something the taxpayers of the United States should decide.
They're paid for by your taxes. I'd say you have a right to see whether they're doing their job or whether your money is being squandered on frivolous crap like an "advice column".
But if you don't care, hey, it ain't my money!
Because it sucks.
(Actually, the answer to both questions)
Even if he had been distributing, why the gag? There is simply no good reason for the gag order.
The moment they get someone who CAN actually tell a hyperlink from hypertension in the jury the prosecution is screwed. Why do you think reporting about it could possibly change that?
Oh that's simply not true. You can still have arms and there haven't been any soldiers stationed in your home, where there?
How could you say it is obsolete! Without that document, the government could easily put soldiers in your home, do you want that? Do you? Isn't that enough to be a bit more lenient with a few of the others that don't matter so much?
Because they never had to fight for their freedom.
Humans are kinda odd. They are quite willing to give away what they take for granted to get something they think is valuable, not considering that for the promise of the latter they could easily lose the former. For reference, see Native Americans, their land and glass marbles. Or current Americans, their freedom and security. Same raw deal.
How could anything he says possibly impede prosecution, incite others to repeat his crime or aid others in either committing it or cover their tracks? That would be pretty much the ONLY good reasons I could possibly see for a gag order.
Of course. It's in their own best interest to ensure governments have to pay for the data like everyone else.
They don't need perfect security. All they need is security that's more expensive to penetrate than to pay them to hand over the data.
They don't play preferences with governments.
They sell your data to everyone willing to pay.
Because we're working on getting better education, not educating kids better.