Haedrian writes "Windows 8-certified 64-bit hardware will be forced to carry security measures to stop the installation of other operating systems, such as Linux, until the software is regarded as trusted, according to Microsoft.
Instead of using BIOS for booting Windows 8, hardware carrying the 64-bit version of Microsoft's newest operating system has to use the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) with a secure-booting feature enabled.
The secure boot process' "chain of trust" will make it harder to install an alternative operating system, or possibly even another copy of Windows, as any software or hardware that is to run on the system will need to be signed by Microsoft or the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to be able to execute." Link to Original Source top
Haedrian writes "Apple is famous for going to absurd lengths to enforce its patents and trademarks. It recently sued Amazon for calling its app store Appstore. And it has publicly lectured competitors to “create their own original technology, not steal ours”.
Last year, UK-Developer Greg Hughes for submitted an app for wirelessly syncing iPhones with iTunes libraries, which was rejected from the official App Store.
Fast forward to Monday, when Apple unveiled a set of new features for the upcoming iOS 5, including the same wireless-syncing functionality. Cupertino wasn't even subtle about the appropriation, using the precise name and a near-identical logo to market the technology." Link to Original Source top
Haedrian writes "Group of people called the "Wav Collective" decided to pay a visit to the under-construction Apple Store in Hamburg and paste on a logo which looks rather familiar.." Link to Original Source top
Haedrian writes "Most people don't like it if you track their browsing habits and sell, or use it to irritate them with advertisements. While deleting tracking cookies was a solution in the past, its becoming less effective.
So what if, instead of hiding from tracking, we fight? What if we fill our profiles with so much contradicting, and useless tracking information — that the value of tracking someone is reduced greatly? If say, automatically (using JScript or whatever), every day, your browser 'visits' 500 different, totally unrelated and randomly chosen websites — would that not make tracking useless? The metaphorical equivalent of 'chaff' used to confuse radar.