No fundamental right of privacy
Equifax and Yahoo must be pleased to hear that..."We leaked only as per the law of the country..."
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I always thought that Ego and Escapism are the roots of racism and is found in every human being.
A bot that just copies text based on its previous usage doesn't prove that it had Ego or it was feeling Oppressed (by the other oppressed ones).
I'd rather compare Tay with Clippy.
Not being from US, I cannot say for sure. But I can feel the fear BOTH the men might have. NRA says everyone should have firearms but they don't let people know that firing the first bullet takes a lot of courage and confusion, especially if you have your loved ones on your side. The lady could also pull up the guns but instead chose to use his phone.
It is also important to understand the fear that cops feel everyday on road checkpoints where anybody could fire at him asking papers. Yes, it happens. A split-second decision is what we are forcing on him.
So, there are guns on both the sides, it is just how easy to get away with the killing.
According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia:
"With more than 220000 (100000 shloka or couplets) verses and about 1.8 million words in total, the Mahābhārata is the longest epic poem in the world."
"The Mahabharata ... is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India,"
"About 1.8 million words in total, the Mahabharata is roughly ten times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined,"
Comment: An individual's ability as a poet doesn't define capabilities of a language.
Its innovation in market practices (instead of technologies) are. Once it adopts a trend and if regulators start monitoring it, it becomes legalized (for the time being at least). So, now if any new firm, irrespective of size and visibility, says that it can track whatever it wants given there is a tiny link on its site, it can get away with it in courts.
I'd have, in my dreams, welcomed some umbrella laws that restrict snooping for commercial purposes.
The real issue, I feel these days is, all the innovative start-ups based on IT infra think they are 'IT start-ups' and feel obliged to keep all their internal infrastructure on the edge (connected to the web).
I'd not be surprised if the person maintaining this sheet would also be the handler of the (lost & found) inventory.
"..more secure than what multi-billion dollar companies are putting out and it's just not feasible..."
1. Those multi-billion dollar companies have to assume average consumers will prefer comfort over privacy, while this small group is selling to the mass that has just the opposite expectations
2. Feasibility of good design is never dependent on size of the team. Incremental improvements and fixes are what drives even those multi-billion dollar companies.
"..he's not a great example of the chilling use of overreaching laws.."
Really? Read how the victim of the case felt:
Quote: "..The criminal investigation and today’s indictment of Mr. Swartz has been directed by the United States Attorney’s Office. It was the government’s decision whether to prosecute, not JSTOR’s. As noted previously, our interest was in securing the content. Once this was achieved, we had no interest in this becoming an ongoing legal matter.."
Quote: "..The case is one that we ourselves had regretted being drawn into from the outset.."
Hate it or love it. Google is more accustomed to the Open source community culture where everyone is free to find bugs through the source code. Remember HeartBleed? 2 groups (one being from Google) found it independently and was reported before a reliable patch. Who could argue against it.
Microsoft on the other hand have enjoyed unfair benefits from obscurity.
Also, if Google fails to honor its commitment to fixes for its own OS, it is taking calculated risk knowing that other forks of its OS may find favor. Not so urgency with MS.
Nothing in your post suggests even one of the "CORRUPT taxi regulations". Did you mean to say that regulations are not needed at all? If a taxi is not honoring your valid payment methods and it irritates you, it, ironically, invalidates your point of zero regulations.
Also, what is your take on Uber, which claims to be safe and doesn't perform any background check of drivers? So, a girl in India, who believes their promises, falls victim of rape.
Although you might have been correct, I can safely say the risk period has passed.
By the standards of 1997, India (the country of Kerala) was not as big economy as it's today. See how it's encashed on the telecommunication technology. And unlike US (not sure about Europe), The mobile market here is all about contract-free phones where a new phone can be purchased for about $10 without any obligation and connection from a carrier can be kept active (for in-coming calls) by recharging for $1 in 6 months.
Ironically, India has seen all this because of multiple carriers and their greed.
PS: the $10 phone: