I was looking forward to an interesting article until I read the opening paragraph.
Can you explain to me how the ability to read cell phones is relevant to the case you adduce?
If you want to argue wipes are good then you need to show us a case where the police abused their ability to read records, where a wipe would have protected the innocent. This case doesn't seem to qualify.
The only real relevance of records in this case would seem to be that the dead police officer didn't keep them.
Given that the police apparently raided someone innocent one could argue that better access to electronic records might have reduced the chance of making this mistake. In which case it's an argument against you, though that's a bit of a stretch.
Americans are more touchy about food safety than most white folks. Teawurst a wonderful german meat spread made from raw pig livers was not available in the USA for many years.
So all we need is technology which can selectively erase memories, like in the movie "Paycheck". Combined with this new memory enhancer, older people can enjoy youthful memories without all the painful ones!
It's third-party apps that don't allow multitasking.
I think you meant "Apple doesn't allow third-party apps to multitask.".
Why not the internet? Like this underground thing, it was designed to withstand nuclear attack, and the data will be accessible to anyone with a browser. Html, jpegs and pdf files aren't going anywhere. Just create an Ubuntu vm and you're sorted.
Are you saying that all of the Mexican restaurants around Los Angeles aren't just there to steal the secrets of the movie making industry? Do you think Robert Rodriguez could have developed El Mariachi without Hollywood secrets of formulaic plot and prosaic dialog?
Sure, there is good reason to defend against state-run hacking. And I'm sure a degree of industrial espionage goes on. But does James Bond set up a chip shop wherever he goes? Do US spies die of hunger if they don't eat at McDonalds every day?
And you can get black / thousand year old eggs in Asian supermarkets here in Boston. I've seen them on menus under various names.
Limited copyright is a good thing. Without it it, a corporation could have just taking JK Rowling works and not paid her a cent.
Should it be looking up for decades? no, but 14 years should do the trick.
And it's not a vast portion. IN fact is a very small portion.
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