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Android

Submission + - HTC flip-flops over Gingerbread for Desire (reghardware.com)

Mr_Silver writes: Yesterday HTC posted the news on their Facebook page that Desire users would not get the Gingerbread update because their engineers said that it didn't have enough memory to handle the updated OS and Sense UI. Unfortunately very few people believed the reason (considering the success that Xda developers have had in doing just that) and less than 24 hours later, HTC retracted their claim and promised to provide Gingerbread for the Desire. If you don't like visiting Facebook then The Register provides the details.
DRM

Submission + - Ubisoft accused of pirating its own Assassins Cree (myce.com)

Wesociety writes: France-based video game publisher Ubisoft elicited scorn from gamers and consumer rights advocates due to its widespread implementation of 'always on' DRM protection within the PC versions of countless titles. The measure was intended to cut-down on piracy, but found little favor within the gaming community. In January, the company relented and removed all DRM via an update. Ironically, Ubisoft is now being accused of including music torrents from file-sharing site Demonoid as a bonus in the PC release of hit game
Privacy

Submission + - UK Law May Force ISPs to Police File Sharing (lee-phillips.org)

lee1 writes: "A draft 'Green Paper' — a consultation document issued by the government — requires internet service providers to move against users who download pirated material. Under a 'three strikes' rule they would receive an email warning, suspension, and then cancellation of their contract, and ISPs that failed to enforce the rules could be prosecuted. The UK Internet Service Providers Association objects that ISPs are no more able to inspect every packet passing across their network 'than the Post Office is able to open every envelope', and that the content is not hosted on their servers."

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