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When I look through the Java programs I have to work with right now, I keep seeing things like this:
if (x == false) return true; else return false;
By Ryan PauI
In a statement on the official Android developer blog, Google security engineer Nick Kralevich highlighted the relative openness of Google's new Nexus S smartphone, confirming that it provides a simple and easy way to unlock the bootloader for the purpose of installing third-party firmware—much like its predecessor, the Nexus One.
The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending
By Tim Berners-Lee, in Scientific American
The world wide web went live, on my physical desktop in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 1990. It consisted of one Web site and one browser, which happened to be on the same computer. The simple setup demonstrated a profound concept: that any person could share information with anyone else, anywhere. In this spirit, the Web spread quickly from the grassroots up. Today, at its 20th anniversary, the Web is thoroughly integrated into our daily lives. We take it for granted, expecting it to “be there” at any instant, like electricity.
This time around, Facebook may actually have seen its privacy Watergate: A report in The Wall Street Journal on Monday found that the phenomenal amount of personal information that Facebook members put in their profiles may indeed have been sold extensively to marketers, advertisers, and data collectors. The big question, appropriately enough, is what did Facebook know and when did it know it?
Read the complete article, which includes statistics graphs.
In the past six months, smartphone buyers in the U.S. were more likely to choose Android-powered devices over any others, including iPhones.
The Android platform has been strongly challenging Apple’s mobile offerings for quite some time now, and the release of the shiny new Froyo (a.k.a Android() 2.2) OS leaves little to be desired.
Software aside, Android-powered hardware is as diverse as it is impressive.
Developer slipped by iTunes app storekeepers by not mentioning the protocol
By Billy Ray
RIPA 2000 invoked
A YOUTH HAS BEEN JAILED in the UK for refusing to give police his encryption password.
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