Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 12:12 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you're modest, think twice before having sex in your van, truck, or RV. Law enforcement uses roving vans with backscatter X-ray technology to peer inside vehicles (the same technology used in airport body scanners). In the Land of the Free, authorities don't request search warrants. More at Forbes here and here. What, you don't want an X-ray bath?
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RE[3]: market gap
by Doc Pain on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: market gap"
Doc Pain
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Good luck with that, if the EU has banned the use of the tech due to health concerns, you know like irradiating people, then no way will Germany be jumping on the tech.


Just because something is prohibited, it doesn't imply that it won't be done. It's done secretly, and when it accidentally becomes public, there's lots of "ah!" and "oh noes!" and "oh god!" and "how coult it", then someone gets fired, and the next story enters the stage (e. g. attack dogs, cold winter, youth poverty or plagiarism). Meanwhile, the next "banned" technology will be instantiated, justified by "it fights terrorists", or particularly for Germany, "it reduces unemployment", "it saves nature" or "it benefits freedom and democracy". In the end, nobody cares.

You can find many examples of "banned" things that have been done in german history. And if you closely look at today, you'll find many more.

As I said, nobody knows, nobody cares.

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