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Submission + - Sony TV calls home, sends mac address (

vegiVamp writes: A friend of mine writes on his blog how he found out during a routine network audit that his Sony TV set calls home and sends the unique mac address of the set along when downloading the list of available widgets.

Under the German data privacy act he has requested more information about this. Let's see what happens.


Submission + - Sony unveils tablets (

vegiVamp writes: Sony seems to have come up with their own tables. Android-based, and I particularly like the idea of a fold-in-two tablet.
No news on whether they'll consider the hardware yours after they sold it to you.

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