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Submission + - Calm Down: Aereo's Supreme Court Smackdown Does Not Mean Chaos for the Cloud

curtwoodward writes: Aereo's just-so copyright workaround got crushed this week by the U.S. Supreme Court, which said the company was basically a present-day knockoff of the old "community antenna" cable TV system. But some media outlets (and the enterprising lawyers they interviewed) went much further, sowing all kinds of F.U.D. about how this case could screw up other popular cloud-computing services. Don't listen to the trolls---the Supremes were very clear that their ruling only applied to Aereo's livestream and things that look just like it. iCloud, Dropbox and friends are fine.

Submission + - Risk and the Android Heartbleed vulnerability (networkworld.com)

Steve Patterson writes: Less than 10% of Android devices were affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability.

I haven’t written about the Heartbleed vulnerability. Anything I had to say would have just added to the atmosphere of fear, uncertainty, and doubt, or might have caused a 15-year-old who has been coding since he was five to track me down through stackoverflow to reprimand me for some inexcusable oversight. Don’t laugh, it happens. But now that the dust has settled, here are a few thoughts about the OpenSSL vulnerability, aka Heartbleed, in Android 4.1.1

Submission + - Facebook's Android App Can Now Retrieve Data About What Apps You Use 1

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook on Friday released its Android launcher called Home. The company also updated its Facebook app, adding in new permissions to allow it to collect data about the apps you are running. The description on Google Play offers a bit more detail:
"RETRIEVE RUNNING APPS
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device."

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