Originally Posted by 1freedude
This is not so correct...
if the tenants of an apartment building pay their water bill in the rent, and the landlord doesn't pay the water bill, the water company has the full right to shut off the water. It has happened here (not to me, but it made the news).
Really? I've never heard of such a case!
Originally Posted by Completely Bonkers
This is going to knock the online backup service industry. Because 3rd parties can take down your data and you are helpless and powerless to do anything about it.
The concept of "implied trust" in online backup has just hit the rocks.
Better build-your-own backup server NOW!
In many many countries, turning off the water is strictly prohibited. People cannot live without water, and this is protected in law. The water company must take you to court and if necessary bankrupt you first.
This is NOT true of telecoms or electricity though. These "utilities" CAN be cut off.
Should be like that everywhere, IMO.