As for "all-pervasive surveillance", Google does collect huge amounts of data, but after two years of trying pretty hard to test Google's defenses against internal employee hacking, I have to give Google an A+.
.... I personally have not seen 1 byte of user data that I did not need to do my job, and I am easily in the top 1% of nosy Googlers.
So what are you saying? That Google collects the data and then promptly throws it into a black hole? Or Google collects the data but there is no human intervention and that makes it fine? Or that Google crunches the collected data and just sells the distillation to the highest bidder and that makes it fine?
What about Betteridge's law?
... because there's no way this can be enforced, and any circumvention would be trivial.
The "enforcing" does not mean that "there is porn block installed on each computer in the state". It means "during a search for jaywalking we found you have no porn block installed on your computer!"
Once you've eliminated all the workers, and nobody has a job any more (no job = no money), who exactly is going to buy your company's products?
Why would the concept of "buying" even exist?
Someone can post horrible racist shit to people, and then ten people can post about what a douchebag the racist is, and make him look like a shithead
Just like in open source someone can look at the code and fix the bugs. Except seldom someone actually does. Just like seldom someone actually challenges stupid/dangerous speech. (I personally blame lack of education in the public.)
EU is just trying to legislate the problem away. That's what they do. If all you have is a hammer
I think everyone would gladly hear better proposals and why they should work.
If you have a device who's only purpose is to destroy something and it goes and destroys something, well you are pretty likely to get in trouble for it.
Destroying something is sometimes a legitimate thing to do.
If have a hammer and I use it to smash a harddisk with confidential information because that hard disk is being replaced by a bigger and newer harddisk, then smashing the old harddisk is a legitimate purpose. If you decide to use the hammer as fuse, I warn you to not use it as fuse and you do that anyway - who can blame me?
America is the only place in the world where it is legally permitted to criticize anyone and everyone.
Yeah, in US everyone can say anything. And look what did that brought to you
USA is not an idiocracy, the majority of Americans voted AGAINST Trump.
Majority of Americans voted for Trump OR Hilary.
"Be *excellent* to each other." -- Bill, or Ted, in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure