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An anonymous reader writes "The Federal Trade Commission will open an investigation into whether Apple is illegally using its position in the mobile software market to harm competitors, according to several published reports.

On Friday afternoon, both Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal reported that the FTC had opened a formal probe.

At issue is Apple's recent tweaking of its App Store rules. In May, Apple made changes that prohibit certain developer tools from being used to create applications for the iPhone and iPad, and on Monday effectively blocked Google's AdMob and other non-independent mobile ad networks from accessing applications on the iPhone."

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Comment: Re:Depends (Score 1) 277

by Sparckus (#32133210) Attached to: Will Game Cartridges Make a Comeback?

If the next Xbox had no support for DVD discs, and games were on a proprietary write-once disc that you couldn't read, nor write to from a standard PC, it would seriously curtail piracy for that console.

Ever tried a Wii Disc in your drive? There's only about 3 models of DvD drive that will actually read them (They're all LGs I think), despite this piracy on the Wii is rampant as hacking it is trivially easy, most people rip the discs in the Wii itself. Making the discs unreadable on anything but the console doesn't really have any effect on piracy.

Comment: Re:wagging the dog (Score 1) 840

by Sparckus (#32002024) Attached to: Pope Rails Against the Internet and Transparency
Do you tend to lick windows on the bus on your way to work / school? It's about the only way I can think someone would post such a retarded comment.

The church HAVE got away with it for decades if not centuries, only now is it getting to the stage where they can't keep a lid on all the shit they cover up.

Too many posts like yours on this story are trying to justify the cover up by pointing out other agencies who have done similar, the difference is that paedophilia is rampant in the catholic church and not the other places that you or others have mentioned. The catholic church has systematically protected child abusers , organisations such as governments, schools etc have not so your assertion about the press giving excess coverage is moot if not complete bollocks.

Please have a shit filter in place the next time you decide to post.

Comment: Re:Please let me use the same password (Score 1) 497

by Sparckus (#31835208) Attached to: Please Do Not Change Your Password

My personal favourite: "No repeating characters allowed." Super idea!

No. 1 reason a good few of the people in my work forget their passwords all the time, the ones that do 'remember' write it down and either:

a) Stick it under the monitor for all to see
b) Put it in the top drawer of their desk which is always unlocked.

Fucking superb security policy if you ask me.

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