lippydude (3635849) writes "'73 patents that are said to be "standard-essential patents," or SEPs, implemented in smartphones generally, followed by 127 patents that Microsoft says are implemented in Android'..
'The patent lists are strategically significant, because Microsoft has managed to build a huge patent-licensing business by taxing Android phones without revealing what kind of legal leverage they really have over those phones'..." Link to Original Source top
Audio from 17:43: "Apple is a lot simpler than Android and all of the Google platforms. There are so many — there are multiple types of devices using Android, where as there are only a handful that use Apple. So if you're in tech support and look after devices that are using your, that are in your office at any one time., it's a lot simpler to use Apple than to use a multiplicity of Android devices [..] right now my Nexus 7 isn't working , which is another reason why IBM did the right thing by going with Apple, as opposed to with Google, because a lot of the time their stuff just doesn't work, whereas Apple seems to work a lot better, so I may have to steal my wife's iPad the next time." Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace" top
lippydude (3635849) writes "Vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Could Allow Denial of Service Published: June 17, 2014
Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to inform customers that an update to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine addresses a security vulnerability that was reported to Microsoft. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could prevent the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine from monitoring affected systems until the specially crafted file is manually removed and the service is restarted." Link to Original Source top
lippydude (3635849) writes "Above-top-secret details of Britain’s covert surveillance programme — including the location of a clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East.. located at Seeb, on the northern coast of Oman, where it taps in to various undersea cables passing through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian/Arabian Gulf..." Link to Original Source top