"The company told him to visit one of their service centers, where one of its employees could reset his TV."
funny, that seems like a legit offer of help.
That's my take on it, especially with a tv that is old, no longer being produced, and with on-line instructions (probably completely standard) tried that didn't work. A support person on the phone would only walk him thru the same procedure. It's infected with ransomware. If a reboot solved that problem, it wouldn't be a problem.
Indictment ? For case like this... you go straight to jail...no possibility of fighting in court.
That is COMPLETELY incorrect. He gets his day in court.
Of course it's a secret court. The kind of court which if run by Saddam or Putin or China would be called illegal but since it is managed by true patriots such as Reagan/Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama/Trump, then it's okay since we're all Americans.
In the secret court, there are (slightly) different rules:
1. anything you say that cannot be used against you is declared irrelevant.
2. the jurors are not allowed to discuss the case with anybody, including each other.
3. your defense attorney is assigned by the judge and will destroy his career if he actually wins the case
But Snowden would get his day in court and then his life in prison.
And pray tell, why should a responsible government jeopardize important political and economical ties and agreements over some dipshit?
I spose it depends on how you define responsible. Some folks think it's okay to torture people if they are dipshits; other countries (which also call themselves responsible) think each person has inalienable rights.
And this is over and above the complete uselessness of torture to actually gain information. A scientific government/military would use techniques that work. That approach seems to fit the definition of "responsible govenment" imo. Your mileage apparently varies.
"Phone vendors were unaware this backdoor has been placed into their products," Sawyer says."
The NSA gave us a legal order from a secret court telling us the backdoor is not there.
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