poetmatt (793785) writes "Techdirt notes that a new trade agreement is being released which will reintroduce the same IP maximalist issues from ACTA, SOPA and TPP previously, this time named TAFTA.
FTA: "More details are starting to come out as the main EU negotiator for ACTA, Karel de Gucht, came to DC to see about getting things kicked off, on an agreement that's being called TAFTA — the Trans Atlantic "Free Trade" Agreement. Of course, instead of recognizing the lessons from previous failed efforts to push for broken maximalist policies, it appears that the plan is to try, try again." Link to Original Source top
Supposed Android Malware is a wild guess, says "researcher"
poetmatt (793785) writes "Courtesy of the link at Muktware, self proclaimed Microsoft researcher Terry Zink admits that it was a wild guess that the emails claiming to be sent from android might not actually be sent from Android devices.
Sophos also acknowledged that their wild guess is not necessarily accurate either, in a half apology half denial not dissimilar to O'Reily's half apology for misstatements, ending in saying "the evidence suggests it is Android malware and there isn't a good reason to think that pretending it is from Yahoo! via Android devices is of any benefit to the spammers." with no actual proof." Link to Original Source top
poetmatt (793785) writes "Groklaw points to a full analysis of the current FUD being thrown by microsoft. Of note is not only the wording used, but also the microsoft avoidance of recognizing the issue at hand." Link to Original Source
As a current Verizon customer, in reading about Verizon unveiling their new shared plans hopefully people will be able to reasonably identify just how much so these plans aren't worth their time. The Verge already has a writeup highlighting just how these plans are fairly hostile to anyone currently on Verizon. Considering that getting a new phone on subsidy will require that you're switched to these plans (and thus pay even more money than currently), how would they even expect someone would want to consider such an atrocity?