- Cooperation law for a sharing economy, yes! Magazine, HT @tbeckett
- 2 out of 3 Android apps use private data without permission
Dan Goodin at The Register explains a joint study between Pennsylvania State, Duke and Intel labs that looked into 30 apps selected random from the most popular ones. I’d be very curious to see a similar study of iOS apps, to better understand if it is mobile computing in general or Android specifically. The sample size here also seems pretty small but Goodin points out that the researchers targeted Android because it is open source and easier to study. Now, if we could only get a more constructive response from Google or some third party solutions to fill the gap.
- Cloud orient fork of MySQL, Drizzle, goes beta, The H
- Virgin Media to start throttling all P2P traffic
Chris Williams at The Register clarifies that this is an incremental step from the ISP’s current policy of throttling based on high volume. It also seems like this practice is already pretty common in the UK, at least among DSL providers.
- Release candidate out for next Ubuntu release, Maverick Meerkat, Ubunty, via Hacker News
- New version of OpenSocial reference implementation, Shindig, released, The H
- The Open Hardware Summit, Ars Technica