Banning cell phone calls during flights because the other people talking annoy you? I’m not convinced that’s sound legislating. Why not let social peer pressure do the work and leave us the freedom.
Microsoft is pushing back against government snooping.
We also will take new steps to reinforce legal protections for our customers’ data. For example, we are committed to notifying business and government customers if we receive legal orders related to their data. Where a gag order attempts to prohibit us from doing this, we will challenge it in court. We’ve done this successfully in the past, and we will continue to do so in the future to preserve our ability to alert customers when governments seek to obtain their data. And we’ll assert available jurisdictional objections to legal demands when governments seek this type of customer content that is stored in another country.
Should really be enjoyed in HD.
I don’t know the deets of Common Core, but the principle of this still stands.
You see, Common Core isn’t wrong because of the values it teaches. Common Core is wrong because it is an unconstitutional, federal usurpation of power. In fact, it’s not even directly from the federal government, but a private initiative from the Gates Foundation used by the federal government to coerce states. It is the very same “gun to the head” of the states that Chief Justice Roberts referred to in National Federation Of Independent Business v. Sebelius (Obamacare) with regard to the medicaid expansion coercion. Regardless, conservatives, libertarians, and moderates are all too in favor of such usurpation when it aligns with our values. This is not only wrong, it is extremely dangerous.
I’m not convinced that allowing other nations to spy on Americans online legally is worth preserving our “right” to do so to them. And by “right” I mean dubious legal standing that ignores our own political history and is far more in line with those of dictators, fascists and history’s monsters across the centuries.
The problem is what two or four or ten administrations down the line will do with it when this is commonly used and everyone’s cars come with it standard. The government should develop some safety minimums and guarantee privacy for the car’s owner and then let the technology mature.
Does anyone not see how this is going to end badly?