Even if 5x as many people suddenly "need" these devices, since they cost 10-20x less, wouldn't the insurance companies save money?
Competent people turn to violence much sooner.
The Production Code enumerated three "General Principles" as follows:
Even if they only published a list of names, and omitted the SSNs, that would be an act of immense evil.
Oh yes, because a publishing a list of names of people in this country would be so evil. You know what would be even eviler than that? A list of names, with phone numbers! And maybe even addresses! They could call it a "phone book".
What the parent said. SSN should only be used as a uniquifier, to distinguish John Smith 123-45-6789 from John Smith 123-99-4321. The government should pick a date, say 5 years from now, and state that on that date they will publish the full list of Name & SSN data. Everyone using SSN as a shared secret must fix their databases.
You could most likely save money by renting your books, and then for the ones you want to keep, purchasing used copies of previous editions for pennies on the dollar.
Rather than an email "recall" or "delete" command, I think an "amend" function could be useful. For instance, if an email was properly signed with the right key, it could amend/update a previously sent (similarly signed) email, while maintaining a revision history.
Need to make a small change (adding a forgotten attachment, for instance): no problem. Need to make a big change (e.g., removing your 2 am drunken rant), and manage to send it before the recipient has read the original? Better hope the recipient doesn't click on the "previous versions" button.
Within a few more years, people will have 1TB in their pocket, whether on an ipod-like device or flash drives on their keychains. With normal compression, that's about 100,000 songs.
If Governments(/business interests) were to succeed in making stuff unswappable online, sneakernet will return.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. - Voltaire