This article titled “Boot up: Apple distances itself from Carrier IQ, EU bans export of web snooping tools to Syria, and more” was written by Josh Halliday and Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 2nd December 2011 09.06 UTC
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Carrier IQ boss: “We don’t read SMS messages. We see them come in. We see the phone numbers attached to them. But we are not storing, analyzing or otherwise processing the contents of those messages.”
Apple says it will remove Carrier IQ in all other devices in the next software update.
“About eight million Canadians owned a smartphone in September and 35.8% were using a BlackBerry, said comScore on Wednesday.” Ahead of the iPhone, and Android.
The contrast between the installation penetration of Flash and Silverlight is interesting.
Because it does.
“Use TwimeMachine to easily browse through your old tweets (max 3200). Read what you said ages ago.” Depending how often you tweet. But it does show up Twitter’s lack of a good archive.
So Tim Cook is now doing emails too. He’s a bit more talkative but also a bit more formal than Steve Jobs. First Cookmail in the wild?
“In November, Google+ social media referrals have dropped again. Facebook now has over 1,000 times the amount of referrals as Google+.” For reference, Facebook has about 80 times more users than Google+. Might this mean though that people are using Google+ differently – to discuss within the network, rather than following links, rather as happens on Twitter? (In these stats, Twitter has about eight times as many referrals as Google+ – which is about in line with their respective sizes.
Congratulations to Emer Coleman, who has been working very hard to get open data happening via the Greater London Authority. It will be fascinating to see how she makes it happen inside central government. Watch out, civil service.
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