Sources: Scribd [FCC/Google], The Guardian
quote: An enviable system, until the laws are written to omit your right to privacy and the police to enforce them are corrupt as well.
quote: The will of the people needs to be strong enough to shut off Jersey Shore and Monday Night football and actually participate, however.
quote: Stealing is the act of taking something away from someone else and they no longer have the item. No one took any items(data packets) away from these people. Thus stealing never happened.
quote: Or, is our law enforcement dead?
quote: SMS is just the hello packets from a cell phone to the tower that happens to have extra room to send a short message. The real crime should be charging extra for something that happens anyway.
quote: I agree with HrilL, though it is a moral crime not a state/country crime. Texting costs the phone companies next to nothing, yet they charge a lot for it. They should have texting only plans for $5 a month, then let you add talk for $20+, not the other way around.Yes, I do know that they can lower the costs of talk with the extra money they get from texting, but I still think it is wrong to charge so much for so little.
quote: SMS messages cost literally nothing to the carrier, yet they're priced far higher (relative to costs) than any Apple product. SMS messaging plans are a ripoff.
quote: 2. Immediately flaunt the law just like that particular fruit company.
quote: So google takes all the blame because clients are too dumb to secure their networks?
quote: Google appears to have broken no laws
quote: makes me wonder how many here actually know about IT Networking... and not just debating for drama.
quote: If they could have bypassed everybody's network security would people still be saying its ok?
quote: I don't know about in the USA but in the UK if I were to access an open network (private, but open) and commit a crime it would be me who would be brought to task for it, not the person who owned the router.
quote: An open WiFi router is blasting information and network access in all directions far beyond the perimeter of your dwelling.
quote: That's an absurd argument and you know it. You're trying to analogize using surveillance equipment to spy on someone to accessing an unsecured non-password protected router. Are you freaking serious?First off one is illegal and the other is not.
quote: Android owners have to hack their devices to get updates
quote: That's not the fault of Google that's the fault of carriers. It would be trivial to push major OS updates by Google if all the carriers didn't then have to re-code and test all their crappy bolted on frameworks and such.
quote: Also, what's the alternative? iOS where they limit features (ala Siri) just to help promote planned obsolescence? Time to buy that new iPhone, even though the one you have could very easily support those software-based features.
quote: Your excuse is even more invalid when you consider that Google's own devices, such as the Nexus One, don't get updates either. The fragmentation that Google allows is a major source of frustration among Android users.
quote: It is 100% Google's fault because they don't set requirements to update when they hand out the OS
quote: It is 100% Google's fault because they don't set requirements to update when they hand out the OS.
quote: Oh, and also the fact that Andoid owners have to hack their devices to get updates.