forand writes: Netflix is removing the 'Add to DVD Queue' from streaming devices. Does this indicate a push towards a streaming only Netflix? Influence from the content owners? A poor business decision?
forand writes: News Corp. has provided an excellent example of what can go wrong when corporations leverage their power in one market to affect another. By cutting off access to Hulu to Cablevision internet subscribers, News Corp. is making it clear to the market they they will use any means to get their desired outcome. In particular this brings up many questions relevant to net neutrality: is this evidence for the need for legal regulation? would regulation lead to a more dysfunctional marketplace? what recourse do consumers have when not offered any other providers of internet access nor traditional cable content?
forand writes: Researchers, examining the attacks on Google and over 20 other companies in December, have determined "the source IPs and drop server of the attack correspond to a single foreign entity consisting either of agents of the Chinese state or proxies thereof."
forand writes: Both Arstechnica and Wired have called the Obama administrations recent dubbing of the specifics of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement as a 'National Security' issue, for what it is: the same old shenanigans. Wired's David Kravets further points out: "The national security claim is stunning, given that the treaty negotiations have included the 27 member states of the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand, all of whom presumably have access to the "classified" information."