There is zero accountability of the FTC, FCC and SEC
These political government entities do whatever their chairpersons feel like doing contrary to their obligations under law to protect the populace.
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It's incomprehensible that government agencies world wide who's responsibility it is to protect the public from defective products and financial scams to allow Microsoft to continue costing Windows users irrefutable harm and financial losses from defective OSs and updates. Microsoft will continue to distribute defective goods until such time that they are fined billions of dollars for each damaging update. There is no reason for consumers to be damaged other than Microsoft's negligence and apathy.
Drones will become a serious security issue to all major airports worldwide if an effective deterrent system is not soon developed. In addition lasers pointed at pilots is also becoming a serious hazard that must be addressed. It will only take one plane crash to emphasize why these significant safety issues need to be resolved now.
Comcast has been using a defective computerized global e-mail blocking system for at least four years that illegally blocks legitimate e-mail sent from Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere to U.S. Comcast customers. The FCC has been provided proof of the illegal blockage. Major Euro ISPs have provided proof that their networks are not sending massive SPAM to Comcast customers yet Comcast continues to block these same major ISPs. When Comcast blatantly lies to the FCC is writing claiming they do not have a computerized global blocking system, the FCC looks the other way instead of fining Comcast billions for lying to them and defrauding customers paying for all legitimate e-mail to be delivered.
AVs will be practical in ~15-20 years. Right now it's like the Wild West where anything goes resulting in deaths already. Governments worldwide have abdicated their responsibility to mandate minimum safety, security, design, maintenance and operational standards for AVs. The legal community has not determined who will die and who will pay for the unavoidable accidents. It's a real nightmare at the moment with no comprehensive oversight on an industry hell-bent on reaping financial fortunes at the expense of those naïve enough to become "test dummies" for irresponsible and unsafe prototype vehicles being passed off as viable commercial products.
Intel has crippled their 10nm process to ship a few chips to keep Wall Street from pulling the plug on them for being years late on their prized 10nm CPUs. When it was reported that Intel had stopped work on their defective and unsalvageable 10nm process Intel resorted to social media to claim that "yields were improving and all was well" which according to this story is complete poppycock. Intel is trying to buy time but it's too little too late and they are not going to be able to deceive investors forever. The other shoe is about to drop as AMD continues to steal Intel's lunch.
It must be about time for the lawsuits to begin as Bloomberg has provided zero evidence to support their claims which have been denied by virtually all parties involved not just Super Micro. It's time to put up or pay dearly for unsubstantiated rumors and beliefs. You know this has cost Super Micro major revenue and will continue to do so until Bloomberg admits they have no evidence to support their allegations.
Quote from story:
"...female models who stand around the teams, drivers and cars in a decorative – and what some feel is a sexist and objectifying – way." End quote
I'm pretty sure that professional models are not considered by most of society as "decorative" nor their presence to be "sexist and objectifying... of woman". In fact fans and F1 teams have overwhelmingly requested that the Grid Girls be reinstated as part of the sport. One Grid Girl posted a picture of a stripper and a pic of a Grid Girl and asked which pic the public viewed as objectifying woman. The point was obvious to all.
I have yet to see a multi-million Euro fine undo the privacy violations that have resulted from knowingly violating privacy law and decency. As history has shown when Microsoft or other companies reap billions in revenue annually from violating law a few million in fines is just the cost of doing business. It does not change the corporate mentality or suddenly make them ethical and law abiding. It appears that anything short of a triple annual revenue fine results in a change in business practices. That triple annual revenue should be sent to all of the people violated by Microsoft.
To make such damming claims without a shred of physical evidence leaves Bloomberg in a very bad light as well as legal position. If there multiple sources were accurate you'd expect them to be able to at least produce one compromised mobo, pictures of the compromised mobo, data logs of the mobo transmitting improper data or some reasonable irrefutable evidence to support their claims. Absolutely no one involved be it the companies or the authorities are supporting the Bloomberg story and in fact it has been denied by all parties. I'd expect Bloomberg to be served before the end of the year for damages and possibly malicious criminal fraud.
Providing the password to an electronic device is not the same as providing testimony in a court of law. Proving a password to view the contents of an electronic device is no different than authorities searching a residence and finding documents. The info. contained on an electronic device is in essence just data files and in no way do they constitute sworn testimony. Those folks trying to escape scrutiny are trying to manipulate the fifth amendment protection to cover data which it clearly does not do. Authorities have every right to access the files of suspected criminals be they on person, on an electronic device or at a residence or work location just as with any normal investigation. The perps don't want to be convicted so they do all that they can to circumvent prosecution.
Thankfully AMD is on solid footing and hitting on all cylinders. Many folks have taken profits as the U.S. and Euro stock markets are struggling with the China tariff challenges. Eventually things will get back to the norm and AMD's stock price will recover like all the other companies who are generating consistent sales, profits and product growth.
As if to prove that the lights are on but no one is home at Microsoft... Win 10 updates have turned millions of computers into rubbish with nothing but heartache and Hell for Win 10 users to deal with. This is completely unacceptable and the result of gross negligence IMNHO. I believe consumer protection agencies world wide should sue Microsoft for billions to hold them accountable for their gross incompetence and willful negligence. Otherwise Microsoft will continue to distribute defective updates and software for huge financial profit.
Bloomberg knows it will get sued for tens of millions in damages by Super Micro and possibly others if it prints a retraction. Instead Bloomberg will force Super Micro to sue them and prove in court that the story is false before Bloomberg is forced to pay proper damages in the tens of millions. A quiet out of court settlement is likely with Bloomberg not admitting the story was untrue but paying damages because they fear a court verdict for even greater damages. The very unfortunate part is few people will ever read that the Bloomberg story was in fact false. Super Micro will suffer damages for decades as a result.
It's outrageous IMNHO that Microsoft can cause untold damage to millions of people and businesses worldwide and escape all accountability for their negligence in not properly validating OS and software updates. These preventable losses in the many millions are a result of pure negligence by Microsoft. Why is it that consumer protection agencies have allowed Microsoft and other companies to wreck havoc on PCs via blatant neglect when these updates can be validated prior to distribution? If there is no accountability for damages then there is little incentive to deliver proper updates.
The theft of intellectual property by foreign governments is nothing new but with the internet it is becoming easier and more difficult to prevent. It's no surprise that much of the theft is by rogue nations and or supported hackers. This is reason for serious security concerns for the world.
As has been stated publicly by numerous sources over the past year, Intel is in trouble primarily because they can't deliver fully working 10Nm node. Add this to their full line of security compromised CPUs delivered over the past three decades and it's obvious why Intel is in trouble. Intel's intent is to leave the chip market and move to a service based Biz model but their transition is not going well.
...if these compromised machines are so prevalent then Bloomberg's sources should be able to at least display one of them or show a photo taken at the time of discovery to substantiate the claims of added chips. There should also be some data logs to show unauthorized outbound data traffic.
...due to their lack of concern with security when they intentionally bypassed industry standard CPU execution protocol in all of the CPU designs over the past several decades? When did customer security become paramount at Intel?
How could anyone protect themselves from drones flown by rogue players? There is no means other than taking them out of flight. How many people have the ability to do so? We have already had numerous incidents of drones interfering with commercial aircraft. How many travelers would be OK with a drone getting sucked into a jet airliner's engine while landing or on take off? The headaches with drones has just begun and the populace is defenseless against them. All countries will be forced to address this menace.
In case you don't understand... there is nothing illegal or improper in shorting stock. Short sellers actually purchase stock which benefits the company. The stockholders who short sell believe that the stock price is likely to drop and if it does then they financially benefit. Retaliation by Musk is precisely why the SEC is fining Musk and Tesla because retaliations IS illegal when the company CEO makes false public statements specifically to burn short sellers.
As such Tesla stock is down 14% and falling like a rock with Musk likely to be removed as CEO of Tesla and possibly SpaceX along with major fines.
IME the FCC will do nothing until there is so much public outrage that they are forced to act appropriately - which may never happen.
Virtually every single week for the past 4 years our company receives robocalls from Google telling us we must update our business listing. (We don't actually have one with Google). After you listen to the long abusive dribble the robocalls advises to select "1" to update or "2" to be removed from the robocall SPAM. No matter how many times we select "2" Google proceeds to call back again a day or two later, week after week, year after year and we have the incoming phone records to prove it. The robocalls have been reported to the FCC numerous times yet nothing is done to stop this abuse. Google has even resorted to using both local and international phone numbers to get businesses to falsely believe a local caller or international person is calling. The FCC is failing the populace.
The bottom line is that banning guns would not do anything to eliminate the injury or killing of innocent people because guns are readily available via illicit means. Criminals, gang members and devious people don't care what the laws are, they do as they please. For those who believe other wise, please explain what law is going to stop anyone from killing innocent people enmass?
This mornings news reports a worker stabbing three newborns and several adults. What law would prevent this? There are routine reports of people driving their car into crowds and killing and injuring many. What law would prevent this? It's extremely naïve to believe that you can outlaw evil. The reality is that you can't legislate evil out of society because only law abiding citizens follow laws. Until people deal with the root cause which is bad people nothing positive will happen. More unenforceable laws are ineffective feel good actions that do not serve the populace.
Actually a gun is NOT involved in every mass murder. IED's, poison, cars, plains, etc. are often used in mass murders.
In addition there is no law that will prevent an evil or deranged person from killing innocent bystanders. Even if you could eliminate legal sales or possession of guns, there is a huge black market for guns that are imported from Russia, the Ukraine and many other countries to the U.S. As the news has shown mass murders via guns or other methods is not unique to the U.S. unfortunately. Europe has seen it's fair share along with Asia and Australia to name a few.
Until people address the real issue which is not guns but evil, sick depraved people nothing positive will be done to lower the incident of mass murder be it at a rock concert, night club or an office environment.
The false news and daily attacks on Trump are outrageous and never seen before in history. With Trump not being a DC career politician and the media unable to elect Clinton, it's no surprise that those who lost would oppose the will of the people who elected Trump. Time after time the fake news is exposed for it's lies and bias but history has shown that you can fool some of the people some of the time. Despite the FUD independent polls show Trump is supported by the majority of the populace. This is a real problem for the DC career politicians.
According to published reports, a small U.S. town has voted to boycott the purchase of any Nike products based on the disrespectful actions of Colin Kaepernick and those "taking a knee" when the national anthem is played at professional sporting events. According to the ACLU they feel boycotting Nike is some violation of law because Kaepernick is a paid pitchman for Nike. Lawyers everywhere disagree with the ACLU who has been wrong on many occasions.
Just as Kaepernick has the "right" to take a knee, so do consumers including townships have the right to decide what product brands they chose to purchase with personal or tax payer money.
According to Reuters another Tesla model S customer has filed suit against Tesla for a crash caused by autopilot. It seems according to NHTSA who is investigating multiple Tesla autopilot deaths that the vehicles actually speed up just prior to crashing in several instances. In the latest suit the woman was seriously injured but not killed.
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