It's very likely that Nokia tested Android on its phones when it wanted Microsoft to close the deal, this is probably a false alarm born from those prototypes.
It makes no sense at all for MS to release an Android phone, and I doubt Nokia can release it and sell it in numbers before April (aquisition date), so I don't expect it to happen.
If it actually does come out, I see only two explanations. 1) Nokia is trying to scare MS from sealing the deal. 2) it's a thinly veiled attempt at saying "we tried Android but our customers would not want it". Most likely the former.
Whoever let this happen is going to be fired first thing in the new regime, I guess. If MS does not stomp it hard, it would look clueless. Unless MS wants to go Android, which I won't believe until I see it.
Right, it's about all those other new manufacturers that are trying to sell directly to consumers. How could people miss it? There's a horde of them!
At this point, they will get to your name in any case. They have accumulated such a massive data base that they will identify you in a number of other ways. Your real name will eventually leak to them through your friends or because they match it with your firstname.lastname@example.org address, or mining your company's staff page, or because you pay something with your credit card, etc... Plus a ton of other things.
Just because you don't have your real name there it does not mean they don't know who you are. It might help gainst other parties data mining/stalking you, though.
...want to become integrated into browsers as a fallback rather than showing a 404 page
Fuck no. If a page does not exist it does not exist.
Why would Assange wiretap the Icelandic parliament and how could he? I doubt he has that powerful connections up there.
The obviously more likely explanation is that some spy agency (like NSA or counterparts) did it, and it has been leaked to Wikileaks. Notice how he looks surprised upon finding it out, so that Manning feels like pointing out that he wasn't the one who leaked it "*had nothing to do with that one*". So neither knew how the records were obtained in the first place.
Now one wonders: who would be able and willing of doing such a thing and who would have an interest in pinning it to Assange?
First, depending on how automated it is, the webmaster might be ordered to keep updating it. So updating the metatag must be a deliberate action and forcing you to update it would be akin to forcing you to lie. Still not clear that they would not do it or try to, though.
Second, in a larger organization the person updating the tag does not need to know whether the data has been compromised or not.
Third, many companies shared data "on a voluntary basis". Whether this is really voluntary or under some thinly veiled threat, there is nothing guaranteeing they won't lie on their own accord.
In conclusion, there is absolutely no way to make "the cloud" safe via tehnical means.