Is that some sort of misplaced arrogance, or do you really not understand how easy blocking WhatsApp/Facebook would be if the German authorities wanted to do it?
People write as if the Internet is some huge network that everyone has unlimited access to, but guess what? It's not. You have an ISP, and somewhere up the line they are hooked in to a relatively small number of pipes in and out of any given country, and those pipes are controlled by a major infrastructure provider that isn't going to argue with the national government.
The political fall-out could be a different question, but somewhere like Germany the people are very cautious about excessive surveillance and profiling for obvious historical reasons, so I wouldn't bet on WhatsApp/Facebook winning the PR battle either.
Provide citation/links where they "make the mistake of commenting on the story" or of them "announcing their nefarious plans in public".
Germany already took action over the Facebook-WhatsApp data sharing, and probably won't be the last EU member state to do so.
They have one doubt about the needful?
As for UPS, well, it's like that other common brown thing - it stinks, and nobody likes it
If there's one thing Jeff Bezos isn't afraid of - it's spending other people's money to make money for himself.
You use it primarily in the winter months as a home heating source, I presume?
It would be a bad idea to clean it now -- at this point the dirt is its primary structural element.
While it took a while to come up with a better base chipset to replace OCS/ECS, the engineers were still belting out some fantastic designs, most of which were squished by upper management.
The above was a really good case study in business ecosystem dynamics.
When the Amiga 1000 came out, it was alien technology -- probably 10 years ahead of its time. The Amiga OCS chipset's graphics and sound hardware of its contemporary competitors look like historical artifacts, and it's OS was an actual pre-emptive multitasking operating system, not just a glorified disk loader.
However, any company in the world could design, build, and sell a new PC sound card or a new PC graphics card, any many of them did. The PC sound and graphics cards continued to suck (relative to the Amiga) for quite a while, but simply due to the fact that so many different companies had hired so many engineers to work on developing them, they improved every year, and eventually surpassed the capabilities of the Amiga sometime in the mid-90's.
Amiga's engineers were undoubtedly some of the most talented on the planet, but their small team eventually couldn't compete with the sheer numbers of PC-based engineers. By the time AGA came out, the writing was on the wall: An open system that gains traction will eventually outgrow and out-innovate a small, closed system, no matter how awesome the skills of the closed systems' engineers.
Second, physical force has nothing to do with tracking your location and call records.
Of course it does. How can you beat people up if you don't know where they are?
More like a fapping app.
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