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#EFF note #Google reviews “accidental” privacy feature

I’ll let the original article speak for itself (c/o Steven Vaughan-Nichols):

Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3. That feature allows users to install apps while preventing the app from collecting sensitive data like the user’s location or address book.

After we published the post, several people contacted us to say that the feature had actually been removed in Android 4.4.2, which was released earlier this week. Today, we installed that update to our test device, and can confirm that the App Ops privacy feature that we were excited about yesterday is in fact now gone.

Interesting…

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I wish I knew more about Google’s Search-Caching algorithm

I think it’s strange how Googley can list a lot of pages that don’t seem to go anywhere.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=troll+den&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official

Yes, it is up to individual administrators and programmers to ensure this happens; this is how SEO was invented.

Since I think the top-most hit (at the time of writing this is “The Troll’s Den.com”) has been there for at least a few months; surely there should at least be some information shown off regarding why it’s there?…

Can you say: “cache-poison”, anyone?

Or perhaps I should be mean and just send an abrupt e-mail from a hosted account; perhaps the Wayback Machine and a particular Firefox extension is the way forward…

Has Nokia gone mad? Probably not.

The alleged (it may be using this word a lot today) shock and horror this week comes from Nokia.

Since Nokia have allegedly ditched Symbian in favour of Maemo (a Linux-based mobile OS), as was put down by the “Symbian-Freak” in Sept. 2009 they have started sticking Maemo onto their newer smartphones, like the N900: maemo.nokia.com (the N910 is meant to be worth waiting for). Read More…