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Comment: Nothing New Here (Score 4, Informative) 146

by leapis (#29586299) Attached to: Retrievable iPhone Numbers Raise Privacy Issue

I have written applications on just about every smartphone plaform, and I have never met an API did that did not have the ability to query the phone number of the device. Assuming you have a data plan (in many cases, the only way to get the app in the first place), its a tiny amount of code to post that information to a web page the first time the application runs. Some platforms, such as the Android, do indicate when an application has access to use the Internet, but its not trivial to find out exactly what information is going back and forth.

This issue has always been there, and is no more of a problem on an iPhone than other similar platforms.


Multiple Upcoming Games, Movies Based On Jordan's Wheel of Time 217

Posted by Soulskill
from the dragon:-the-rand-al'thor-story dept.
Today film studio Red Eagle Entertainment announced plans to establish Red Eagle Games, a studio that will produce games based on Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. The games will be developed alongside movie adaptations of the series, which Red Eagle announced a few months ago. They'll be working with Universal on the films. "[Red Eagle producer Rick] Selvage said in an interview that the game company will make a series of games that will be co-launched with the movies. In addition, Red Eagle Games will make a massively multiplayer online game based on the Wheel of Time universe." Wheel of Time fan site 'Dragonmount' recently spoke with Selvage about the movie plans.

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