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Comment Re:They will be a muslem country in a few years. (Score 1) 178

Wow, you guys have really been taken in by the US media's propaganda.

I live in the US and I have no clue what you're referring to. These are just idiots. The media here is bad but not this bad or in this way. The extreme right republicans would do this but most of the media is on the left.

Comment Re:So how is this different (Score 1) 101

Google Wallet is a stand alone app thus you had to first open it to make a tap payment. This is more or less built in and just tap your phone and it pays.

I'm assuming there will also be more flexible options at some point like an API that apps can use to access and use the Android Pay, if there isn't already one.

Comment Re:... using the name and e-mail address of other (Score 1) 319

Usually all sites will send a confirmation email and only enable the account if a confirmation link or code from that email is used.

HA, No they don't. Someone started using my gmail address years ago (thinking it was theirs) to create accounts. I have access to so many accounts it's borderline wrong. This person even let their kid sign-up to EA's and bought a game. I did an account password reset seeing as the email address is mine and now the game belongs to me and they can't play it anymore.

Once I even got digital plane ticket's emailed to me from an Australian airline. I was able to do a password reset and get into the account and do whatever I wanted.

Companies seem to be relying on the "type your email 2 times" method and not the ending an email to verify. It's pretty sad.

Comment Re:Wrong folks to ask (Score 1) 105

This is what I keep pushing for. Manufactures and carriers should have 30 days AFTER Google patches to push out the fixes for ALL security vulnerabilities. Those that fail get a fine for each day after 30 days they are late. Samsung is still working on Android 5.0.2 for my old Note 2 and my Note 10.1 tablet. Fucking 5.0 was released over 13 month ago.

I say as long as Google is still patching versions of Android then manufactures should be required to push out those versions to their devices.

Comment Re:Already patched (Score 1) 105

it is oss as far as the os goes, but many of google's apps and their underlying service frameworks are closed source. so what you do is compile the os for your device and obtain an archive of the google apps/services exactly like cyanogenmod, et. al. do.

So, it is Open Source in the same way that OS X and iOS are. Darwin is Open Source. Many Frameworks are Open Source; but then...

Where can I download the iOS source code? Oh wait you can't. But you can download the Android source code

The only broken part of Android is when other device manufactures get their hands on it. They are the ones that are updating their devices. I have a Nexus 6 which gets updates right from Google. This is no different the someone having an iPhone and getting updates right from Apple.

Comment Re:More proof... (Score 1) 60

Google is who I'm now starting to wonder about, with all of these unpatchable cell phones because they don't want to support Android 2.3 or 4.1 even though the devices with these versions can't run anything newer.

Should Ford also be required to make parts for the Model A? At some point a company has to stop supporting old outdated products. For Google, once devices are no longer sold with X version of Android then they should set a date that they will stop support for it. Until then they can just apply security patches. That doesn't mean the device manufacture will update THEIR modified version of android and push it out to the devices though.

I do believe that device manufactures/carriers should be required to push out android updates within a set amount of days after Google has applied a security patch. Say 30 days. If someone falls victim to an exploit (such as the SMS/MMS one) that was fixed months ago but your device manufacture didn't push out a patch, you should be able to hold them responsible.