- Google Chrome apparently removing privacy feature
Lauren Weinstein describes his experience just trying to exercise the sort of oversight and control over cookies that he had become used to. Despite this unexplained change in the latest release of Chrome, I suspect incompetence rather than malicious intent. Maybe he can dig through the Chromium sources for an explanation, assuming they are up to date and that commit histories are available as is the case with Mozilla’s sources.
- Canonical adds streaming music to Ubuntu One, Ars Technica
- Google opens source to new, more compact image format
Cade Metz at The Register is one of many with details of WebP, pronounced weppy, which is based on the VP-8 video codec. I understand the search giant’s motivation, this move fits well with their recent emphasize on speeding up the web. I only have one thought, in three letter form: P-N-G. The challenge of popularizing a new media format, especially in an entrenched space such as images, cannot be overstated.
- Blackberry’s encryption cracked, backups now at risk, Slashdot
- Microsoft sues Motorola, citing Android patent infringement, Ars Technica