We don't need boondoggles and fanciful transportation methods that don't pan out. All we need is: the power of our mind.
Close your eyes. Pretend you're surrounded by pretentious rich assholes. Bingo, you're in LA. Total cost: $0. Total time: 15 seconds.
Ok, now close your eyes. Pretend you're surrounded by hipsters and leather deviants. Bang. San Francisco. Ding Ding, you can even hear the trolley and smell the homeless guy peeing.
Given what we know about the NSA, NSLs, and Lavabits, " [we do] not provide encryption keys to any government" is a worthless statement. With an NSL, Google will turn over everything and won't be able to say anything about it. With an NSL, Google will be required to lie (like claiming data is encrypted when it's not). Lavabits received an NSL and chose to shut down rather than honor it and sell out their customers. Google compiles with their NSLs.
You cannot trust Google or the cloud with your data.
. . . it would essentially follow major highways, such as I-75 in California.
Let the record show that TFA correctly states "I-5". Somebody in Michigan needs to watch his typos.
They used xerox copy/paste
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