TCLP 2008-07-20 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

This is news cast 147.

In the intro, a couple of requests for help with the show and Open Media Review.

The security alerts this week are research to be demonstrated on exploitable flaws in Intel chips and the rise and fall of CAPTCHAs.

In this week’s news, judge rules in favor of Blizzard on summary judgement against MDY with opinions from Patry and Public Knowledge about potential harms, some issues with Android revealing development is not being done as openly as promised by Google, another next generation P2P research effort similar to P4P and Pando, and recovering old software from casette.

Following up this week, the EU considers copyright term extension again and passes it with an odd provision, and more analysis on ACTA.

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2 Replies to “TCLP 2008-07-20 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)”

  1. The story about the “private” version of the Android SDK was very disappointing, but there was another story I found equally as disappointing: Google has removed the implementation of XMPP they were intially using in Android and have replaced it with GTalk. This TechCrunchIT story interprets this to mean that all real-time communication not on HTTP or SMS will have to go through Google’s GTalk servers. Overall, Android is looking less and less open.

  2. This second story makes it hard to interpret the evidence any way except that Google is progressively closing up Android and converting it into their own, exclusive system. GTalk is based on Jabber but forcing folks through their servers only defeats the point of using an open protocol in the first place.

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