- British ISPs could start charging per device
Slashdot links to PC Pro UK who has the details. The idea is being considered as fixed line providers are meeting with British regulators over network neutrality and network management. The latter was used as a reason by wireless carriers to pursue variable pricing in the wake of the iPad’s success. Reading the quotes from a technical director at F5, this is exactly the definition of discriminatory pricing but apply to end consumers rather than service providers.
- WhisperCore brings device level encryption to Android
The H Security has the details of the latest offering from Moxie Marlinspike and the company he co-founded. Whisper Systems already offers voice encryption and secure texting. The new software uses the same disk encryption protocol as similar offerings for regular PCs. This is a very early release, more of a technology demonstrator but looks promising nonetheless.
- Google copyright purge may leave developers exposed
The Register describes a potential rats nest of licensing issues. On first blush it seems like stripping the GPLv2 copyright notice from the Linux kernel headers Google uses in building Android violates that license, making this a simple compliance case. The lawyers who looked into this though think that if Google is required to leave the license intact that any code making use of those headers would trigger copyleft. I am unconvinced this is a sound reading but am sure that someone from the SFLC or FSF will weigh in before long.
- Understanding how IE9’s Tracking Protection Lists complement Do Not Track, EFF
- MIT-designed game used to train an AI system, Slashdot
- A PS3 hacker claims to have defeated latest security features in 3.60 firmware, Slashdot
- Imaginary Foundation’s enlightened response to pirate copies of its tee shirt designs, BoingBoing