Prior art: Blackberry phones can be setup to allow phonecalls without a password but not access to the contents of the device.
Link to Original Source
The problem comes from the aggregation of the data by Google and what info can be gleaned from it.
I have an android phone - wanna bet that it uses the name of my access point (via google) to better identify my location?
And that's just the SSID. Why did Google never say they were collecting SSID info to start with?
I don't think this was an accidental add-on, if they are collecting the data, they are going to use it.
These bandwith caps actually have little or nothing to do with file sharing.
It's just another attempt by the Cable and Satellite companies to slow down online video.
Bell is an ISP and also a Satellite provider. Online video eats away at their satellite business.
Same is true of cable companies.
Over the long haul, following your passion is the way to go.
I have been at a similar crossroads, and went the management route. I am currently re-eavluating that decision since I get much more joy out of being hands-on and much less joy out of the routine administrivia that comes with being a manager.
If you get more joy out of managing than you do as a tech, then that's likely the way you should go.
Update: 2/18 at 21:04 by SS: Sony contacted us to set the record straight about the shared information. All information that could identify players was removed from the data given to the researchers. Chat logs were not shared at all. Read on for SOE's full statement.