I think he means that they had the patch, or at least solid plans for how to do it, in place already. They pulled the trigger pretty fast after E3.
But that's what I don't get. Why all the hate for Microsoft doing exactly what was asked; listening to the customer base, and making changes? Microsoft is still in business because they've surprisingly agile for a large company, always have been. They've never had an issue turning 180 on a dime when warranted.
They tried something, consumers complained, they kept trying to push it, consumers declined, so they changed strategies. Why is this a bad thing?
Why on earth would you need a website for what ought to be a simple RSS reader?
Off the top of my head, for locked down corporate computers and the ability to read and sync (the read/unread status of posts) across lots of different desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices.
So by refusing them access to the volumes and for refusing to hand over the passwords to the volumes AFTER one has been opened he is acting guilty and by that act assuming ownership of the material.
Wow. Just, wow.
A warrant does not compel you to let the police into your house to search; it allows the police into your house to search. You don't have to open the door, they'll bust it down.
Well, they can search your encryption all they want, if they can break it.
Even if the police know for a damn fact there's illegal materials in the encrypted volume, requiring him to unlock the volume is tantamount to requiring him to acknowledge ownership of the volume, which is self-incrimination.
"Is this your drive?"
"Unlock the drive."
"Okyday, here's the password."
"How would you know the password if it wasn't your drive?"
It's not clear to me how that takes into consideration the vastly different security needs for different organizations, settings, and assets.
The way to prevent florida schools from installing retina scanners is for florida to pass a law saying that retina scanning without prior consent is illegal in public places. Simple as that.
Interesting work, and I appreciate the desire to build homes on the cheap.
However, I'd like you to read the work of Christopher Alexander, if you haven't (The Timeless Way of Building, A Pattern Language, etc).
Summary: optimizing homes and buildings towards what is efficient to mass produce isn't necessarily what's best for the people who live and work in them.
IMO, this is a terrible place for the feds to get involved. What is appropriate for middle schools in urban high-crime areas is not appropriate for elementary schools in rural North Dakota.
School violence is not historically higher now than it has ever been, and overall violence in the US is at an all-time low.
The centralization of education has been uniformly terrible for the US.
Real Users never know what they want, but they always know when your program doesn't deliver it.