So what? Someone already bred a low saponin Quinoa that immediately harvested by the birds. Maybe leaving in the natural pesticide that is easy to process is a good idea?
1. Remove the natural pesticide
2. Replace it with Monsanto's pesticide
Tell me how this is any different than what China does, then. You might as well have a Ministry of Truth.
I'll be glad to tell you the difference. In China, the censorship is from the government; this article is referring to private businesses. Clear enough?
In China government is from government, here government is done by private business.
Fixed that for ya.
And Ecuador is not going to allow its relations with the US to be further degraded by the actual "state actor" here, namely Julian Assange.
You mean their relationships with Goldman Sacks?
I use almost all google's stuff, and the only place I even notice any ads from them is on the web search page. I don't recall ever seeing a google ad on my android phone.
The other stuff is for collecting your data.
I think it is a good start, but you also need to be careful that your data doesn't pass through outside networks before getting to your home. For example, when I get a page from slashdot, it may travel around the world and back again to get into my computer. we need ways to keep control of which paths the datas take.
There is a tool that allows you to explore the travel paths. And from the stats that the tool has gathered so far it appears that most of the local/domestic Canadian traffic gets routed through a few very specific points in US. See here:
IX maps has been sending request recently through openmedia.ca asking people to download the tool and submit their stats. The tool is here:
"What the HELL makes you think this will "no longer happen"?"
Because the shareholders will be $1 billion "poorer".
Only if the revenue from forced upgrades is less than 1 billion. Otherwise 1 billion will be just an investment with a good return.
Personally, I think there are a lot of things they could do with the iPhone to make it better, but I think it would hurt their bottom line so they don't do it. The iPhone is $700. Why not ship the base unit with 256 GB of storage. They could do it and still remain profitable. Then they would only have 1 option for storage space, and they could differentiate models on things like battery life. Have a thick version with a headphone jack and an extra large batter, and smaller, thinner version with a smaller battery and no headphone jack (since they insist this is what people want).
Are you from the ThinkPad team?
This is going to wind up calling me on the telephone incessantly. These damn things are already annoying despite failing the Turing test.
Just get your own chatbot to talk to them.
It is better to live rich than to die rich. -- Samuel Johnson