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    Default 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06..._tech_boycott/

    What would/could/should YOU stop using?

    If you are a business, are you breaching NZ data privacy laws by exposing customer data to services under US jurisdiction?

    Do you care?

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    Default Re: 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    So the government is spying on you? Isn't this a wild accusation?

    Do I care? Not really.
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    I'm all for creating American alternatives. Big driver for that is the fact that anything american made is incompatible with the rest of the world. The xbox one is a prime example. a good 70%+ of its features are US only, same goes for iOS and a lot of its features such as passbook to name one (there are more but since I don't really use iOS I can't remember the rest)

    I used to have no problem with the idea the Govt was spying in on my comms and content, however the more I think about it, the more of a disgusting privacy and trust breach it becomes.
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    Default Re: 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    Quote Originally Posted by The Error Guy View Post
    I'm all for creating American alternatives. Big driver for that is the fact that anything american made is incompatible with the rest of the world. The xbox one is a prime example. a good 70%+ of its features are US only, same goes for iOS and a lot of its features such as passbook to name one (there are more but since I don't really use iOS I can't remember the rest)
    Don't think you can blame it on the hardware and software manufacturers. I'm sure they would love to have it open to every one but you have big Gorilla (here in NZ at least) in the corner called Sky, TVNZ and MediaWorks who jealously protect their little media rights patch and will do everything to block the US and British media being available down here close to when it shown up north..
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    Default Re: 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    Quote Originally Posted by The Error Guy View Post
    I'm all for creating American alternatives. Big driver for that is the fact that anything american made is incompatible with the rest of the world. The xbox one is a prime example. a good 70%+ of its features are US only, same goes for iOS and a lot of its features such as passbook to name one (there are more but since I don't really use iOS I can't remember the rest)

    I used to have no problem with the idea the Govt was spying in on my comms and content, however the more I think about it, the more of a disgusting privacy and trust breach it becomes.
    i would say that google has more then iOS that are US only
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    Quote Originally Posted by plod View Post
    i would say that google has more then iOS that are US only
    They used to, certainly the lack of Nexus availability is one but since they opened up the Play music store things got a *bit* better.

    To be perfectly honest though every single on of the bastards only gives the "full" experience to the US, none worse than the other and like paulw said the media companies here certainly don't help.

    Where's our Netflix? We have TVNZ ondemand that airs our crappy TV and doesn't work on mobile devices properly, well yeah there's the iOS app but Netflix has support for Android, WP, iOS, Win8 (RT and Pro) as well as xbox and playstation On demand has PC's and iOS. Cool story NZ
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    Default Re: 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    Quote Originally Posted by The Error Guy View Post
    Where's our Netflix?
    I don't know, but I guess they would rather have people turn to piracy since there's nothing else as convenient.

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    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Web inventor Berners-Lee warns forces are 'trying to take control'

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...e-control.html
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    Default Re: 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    I thought all those devices were Asian made not American made but for the American market

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