This is exactly the reason for the much-cited "Don't be evil" slogan. If you have no morals, then there's a lot you get out of people without them complaining.
I'm no longer there, and it clearly doesn't *always* work, but a few years back Google had lots of engineers who constantly pushed back internally against any attempt to use data in slimy ways. You're going to be served weirdly personalized ads online, but the privacy leak shouldn't extend any further than affecting what is presented to you.
Well, and whoever else shares your browser.
There's a radio ad in Beijing for one of the big phones in which a woman boasts that she hasn't lost any weight but her friends all think she has because her face looks so thin next to her giant new phone.
The phone isn't just for use, it's a fashion statement.
Perhaps that attitude extends to other Asian countries?
I think Google managed to cross some sort of threshold of usefulness with the Android Wear API, and Samsung has done a clean physical design. It functions as a good and possibly even stylish watch (albeit of the "digital watch" genre) as well as providing some extras.
The notification interface is very useful for fielding messages/emails that I receive on my phone: I can, at a glance, see whether it's worth taking out my phone to read a full message. When I'm driving, I can glance at my wrist much more safely than pulling out my phone. When I get an SMS with an access code I can again easily see it on my watch. You can also click to read more of the message on the watch, but eventually it gets silly on such a small screen.
The Google Now notifications are also a bit more useful as occasional popups on the watch than as cards on the phone's search screen; when I pull out my phone it's usually for some purpose that the Google Now cards just interfere with.
I still haven't seen special-purpose "wearable" apps that make much sense. The heart rate monitor doesn't work on this device unless I hold very still (useless when exercising). The screen is too small for navigation, although it might be useable for point-by-point directions in some cases. I have a compass app which might be convenient to have on my wrist if the magnetometer didn't need recalibration (via awkward figure 8 gyrations of my wrist) every time I think of using it. The security-related apps ("unlock my phone" when I'm holding it) are still too insecure. Several note-taking Apps have versions but I don't find them so useful without any method for input. There is of course also the voice input, but I find it pretty inaccurate so it's hard to do anything involving input on the watch.
I haven't had time to read up on the iWatch to see if they've managed to replicate the innovative "watch as a notification extension of the phone" which Google has developed.
Better yet, disable HTTP. This is a MITM injection attack and SSL was invented to help prevent this.
FTP for the win.
That's only true for some languages. Programs written in pure functional languages such as Haskell absolutely can be split across multiple cores by the compiler/runtime without being designed to be "multithreaded."
On the other hand, pure functional languages such as Haskell often cannot be made to effectively use a bounded set of resources (such as a finite number of cores and memory).
Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. -- Bertrand Russell