If a book is not available without DRM, I do not purchase it.
"If a book is not available without DRM, I do not purchase it." Buy it and strip it from the drm. Then you can load it unto every type of device you own, and don't have to rely on Amazon. And yes, even since amazon changed drm-scheme it still works with the latest un-stripper (weird word btw). Or are these things illegal where you live?
The article stated:
"One iPhone app, Pumpkin Maker (a pumpkin-carving game), transmits location to an ad network without asking permission."
That is flat out impossible. I am an iPhone developer; there is no way for an application to obtain user location without the user being prompted if that is OK.
It makes the rest of the conclusions very suspect to me. Just how would an app get age and gender? Again I cannot think of a way that is even possible on an iPhone without being asked; no-where on my iPhone is my birthday or age stored.
On my Android for example you can cross link contacts from different sources. Facebook for example. On Facebook you could store your birthday and gender. I am not a developer, but I see some possibilities here perhaps... Any comments?
Tell me what is deeper than the center of the Earth. Or what is to the north of geographic North Pole.
They are all just concepts. Every concept has a boundary. But that boundary is synthetic. It is us humans that have created that boundary. Life itself doesn't care about it...
About 90% of people in the world *are* stupid.
How do you define stupid?
In my opinion there are millions of VERY intelligent people out there, exceeding in mathematics, physics, biochemistry and all other sciences...
"All we are given is possibilities -- to make ourselves one thing or another." -- Ortega y Gasset