Calling something "Marxist" seems like an attempt to make further discussion unnecessary, comparable when in more civilised countries something is called "fascist". And calling someone who pleads for unbrideled capitalism as |leading to American situations" is also supposed to cut off further discussion, as no sane person wants that to happen.
Probably because CDMA phones don't have an IMEI.
It will not be used by hackers, it already has been used by hackers in Australia. Some implementor of such software got hacked in Australia, and a lot of people found their phones bricked, displaying a message that they would be unbricked if they payed using some voucher card.
" Just now I was redirected to a full page ad"
So you're admitting you still have no adblocker installed? Then don't expect pitty. My old mother need my help to install things like that, if you\re on Shalsdot you're expected to be able to do that yourself.
Actual reasons? They probably don't want Monsanto-style things to happen in China. Very wise of them IMO.
"Considering this is the country that put melamine in milk"
The directors of the company that did this were executed. In the US, they would get a bonus of $10M for increased profits in the short term and then a fine of $1M.
Even better: will they build something that does download Java and then blocks the Ask.com shit? I want to see the reaction of Oracle on that.
Would they also block downloads with Chrome bundled? That spyware is definitely unwanted on my system.
H1B's are less likely to be NSA spies anyway.
Thank him for saving the rest of the world for buying inferior American-made spyware. This is like blaming a consumer organisation that points out serious flaws in a product.
In another posting, Huawei announced it has open positions for thousands of experienced people. However, since lie detector tests are required to rout out foreighn spies, US candidates are mostly turned down.
Better than checks which appear to be still in use in the USA. At least it's anonymous.
Remember this. When windows phone 9 comes out, Skype will probably quickly stop working on the old wp 8 phones.
"Microsoft broke what had already been working, by changing the network protocol and turning off the existing servers."
If they have, then how can you explain that Skype on my old Symbian E72 still works (tested it today)? The installe, which I kept of course - never trust companies to keep such things around - is from 2010.
They should indeed stay out of the US entirely. There was a huge fuzz here about AMS-IX (Amsterdam internet exchange) starting a US company. Although they went to great lengths to make it independent and assure no Americans (who cannot be trusted due to their totalitarian laws) will have access to any sensitive information it remains to be seen how this will work out.