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by Revcb 07:01AM Friday Nov 18 2011

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Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Which tech companies back SOPA? Microsoft, Apple...

Big surprise that most of these "tech" companies are software publishers.

I would say that it serve them right if the law passes and some little company gets them booted off the net with it, but I know that will never happen. The laws never apply to the ones who write them.

JasonOD

@comcast.net

Re: Which tech companies back SOPA? Microsoft, Apple...

You have a beef with this why? Content owners large and small will benefit from search engine delisting, payment system bans, and takedowns of infringing sites.

Microsoft is a huge search engine player, and yet they support SOPA.
Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Re: Which tech companies back SOPA? Microsoft, Apple...

said by JasonOD :

You have a beef with this why? Content owners large and small will benefit from search engine delisting, payment system bans, and takedowns of infringing sites.

You mean infringing sites like YouTube? You know damn well that if SOPA had been in effect back when YouTube was first starting to become popular, the various media companies would have run straight to the government crying that it was a pirate site and should be kicked off the net. Viacom and others have been trying to do through lawsuits what SOPA would allow them to do with a mere accusation.

The Internet Archive is also considered a "rogue" site by the entertainment industry.
Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

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Sorry, dupe post...

jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI
quote:
Some security watchers have described Android as the new Windows...

I posted a nearly identical comment to a thread in an Android forum not long ago. This is a disturbing situation. If Google and the rest of the (legitimate) Android community don't get a handle on this real quick, I'm thinking I'll be looking to Apple for future "smart" hand-held devices.

Jim

coldmoon
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Broadway, NC
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Interesting report, but one I can not confirm here as the device I received is working well, never appears to drop its WiFi connection, and accesses the web quickly on a slow, oversubscribed DSL connection.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out and whether it is due to potential incompatibilities with some wireless routers but not universal...
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fuziwuzi
Not born yesterday
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join:2005-07-01
Atlanta, GA

1 recommendation

Every one of these "reports" about massive malware infestations on Android come from either Apple-connected or A/V-connected sources. I think it is pure BS. I've used Android handsets for 4 years, nearly all of my friends have Android handsets. I have yet to encounter the first malware nor have I heard of anyone else with any malware. I have no doubt that there is malware out there but I just don't buy the premise that it is as widespread as these claims suggest.

Marketing FUD, pure and simple.
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IT Guy
Ow, My Balls
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join:2004-07-29
Las Cruces, NM

1 recommendation

Re: Malware FUD

^this!