Unlike the common narrative, the entire Apple vs. FBI fight is not about privacy versus security, but actually about security vs. "allow every actor (including bad ones) easier access to what should be secure".
I've been a loyal user of Google Apps, a.k.a. Google for Work, for the past few years. The big draw was being able to use email addresses such as
...@chungyc.org, which provided an email address with my own domain. It also gave me the ability to create a new email address for every separate place which asked for an email address which got sent to a single inbox, since I was paranoid about spam and wanted a way to be able to track who leaked my email address to spammers. For a while, using Google Apps worked reasonably well.
The impossible has just happened. The Star Wars movies are officially going to be made available for digital download and online-only viewing from the usual digital movie retail sites this Friday, including from the Google Play Store.
I thought this day would never come, given what I've heard about George Lucas' opinion about movies being made available without physical media, but I guess it was bound to happen after Disney bought LucasFilm.
Disclaimer: I currently work for Google, although the reason for the link to the Google Play Store is because that's what I use, and not because of where I work.
The New York Times has an article with the following headline: "Revelations of N.S.A. Spying Cost U.S. Tech Companies".
While I don't have issue with the article itself, I'm going to have to disagree with the headline. Ultimately, it's not the revelations themselves that are the problem, it's the NSA's actions that have been costing U.S. tech companies ...