It would also make sense such communication was done via private channels (all games have private messaging). So the way one would monitor that would be via their normal intelligence hoovering methods, not via playing the game.
Except the NSA has something like 30,000 people. It's hardly as though every one of them are involved in monitoring US civilian communications. Maybe, just maybe, some of them are demoralized because they have not a damn thing to do with anything in the news, yet they're being treated like demons.
There's this thing called "guilty by association".
If you work for the Mafia, even if you're just driving the boss around and never do anything illegal yourself, you are still a member of the organized crime. And you are doing your part in supporting it and keeping it running, even if all you do is drive a car. You are a cog in a machine, no matter if you work at the NSA or at Google. But you can't claim "I'm just a cog" as an excuse if you know the machine is evil.
They let a contractor walk away with classified documents? How is he still alive?
Because he's smart and staying in the public spotlight. It is probably exactly because he worked at the NSA that he knows that if he had leaked anonymously, they would've found and silenced him long ago.
If they kill him now, heck if he has a perfectly normal car accident, everyone will know the NSA did it and public opinion would come crushing down on them like a ton of bricks.
Better headline: IDC expects current trend to continue, extrapolates linearily despite thousands of years of evidence that few things scale in a linear fashion.
Like all trends in tech, this hype will hit a saturation somewhere and then something else is hot. We've seen this a dozen times before, why do we always look at the newest trend as if we're newborns seing the sun for the first time?
To get rid of the cat? I think this size should work:
Like every year, a number of people die getting hit by freight trains. These things are massive, make a lot of noise and oh ya, can only travel along well defined paths. Still, some people seem to get snuck up on by 3000 ton trains and killed.
It really is a case of natural selection.
The most practical thing you can do to help birds is put a bell on your cat's collar.
I doubt that applies to large eagles. Though it might help them find the meal for today, in case you wanted to get rid of your cat anyways.
More innovation - yes. But please not the hacker spirit of Silicon Valley.
You see, if your website is full of holes, that's bad for your company. But if your nuclear reactor is full of holes, that's bad for everyone.
What's obviously missing is a Mock App - something that will satisfy all those requests and provide them with the data they want - fake data.
Sadly, I don't expect Google - whose revenue stream is largely based on advertisement - would make that possible in Android.
Most of that is true. We have a principle called "flying court" in Germany where you can basically choose your court, based on certain circumstances. For Internet-related cases, those were usually true.
However, due to this being abused massively, courts have started to refuse cases from outside their own jurisdictions, so this practice is coming to an end.
Also note that contrary to the US system, our legal system is based on the "loser pays all" system. While this increases the risk if the other party does have a good case, it also means you can fight baseless cases and have a very good chance to get your costs back. This does reduce the number of total nonsense cases.
he Hamburg Regional Court decided
You can stop reading there.
This particular court is the laughing stock of the german legal system, and its decisions are routinely overturned at the higher courts. They are famous for "creative" interpretations of the copyright laws.
Source: I live in Hamburg, Germany and I've been following copyright-related civil rights matters for more than a decade.
They teach too, but research has always been a part of it. Now if you don't want them getting patents and such on research that's fine, but then you need to increase funding. Part of the issue is that states have continually cut funding to universities. If that money isn't being paid in by the state, it needs to come from other sources, either higher tuition, or more research dollars.
I'm not sure size matters except at the extreme scales. I've worked in everything between 100 and 2500 employees, and while the details change, the basics remain: Management is interested in business cases. To get their support, speak their language.
Yeah, obviously nobody has ever thought about that possibility before, so engineers have certainly not worked on making the system fault-tolerant.
who no doubt cleared traffic to make the test a little easier.
Nothing in the article nor in the video backs up this assumption. So why was it in the summary? Having been to Japan, I doubt they would've done this, as the whole point of running the test on a public highway is to show it can cope with other traffic and real-life conditions, and making the test invalid in such a stupid and public way would mean quite a bit of lost face.