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Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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If you have rooted or jailbroken your phone, Carrier IQ “Profiles” are exposed and they can be retrieved. This thread on the xda forum tells you how to go about it

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While this grants the US the power to carry out cyber-warfare, it also makes it vulnerable to the same criticisms that China or Iran faces today.

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Perhaps the biggest improvement in Firefox 9, is the implementation of type-inference in JaegerMonkey the JavaScript rendering engine of Firefox. This improves Firefox’s JavaScript rendering engine by 20% to 30%, putting it back in competition with that of Chrome.

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Looking at the way the Linux kernel and the GNU Compiler Collection have survived the tides of time, it would be inappropriate to judge GPL based on the current scenario. Nonetheless, GPL adoption is declining and this fact cannot be ignored.

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This PayPal integration will let Ubuntu application developers earn from worldwide app-sales in a hassle free way and will attract new talents and developers to the Ubuntu app ecosystem.

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Never before in the history of mankind have so many eminent personalities from the world of computer networks joined hands for a single cause. It would be of great shame for a nation to harbor such a priceless talent pool, yet, not pay heed to their pleas and decide the fate of their creation.

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KDE Brings More Eyecandy with Plasma Active 2

“Activities” in Plasma Active 2 group similar content like apps and contact together, and the “Peek&Launch” bar allows you to switch to another running app. Apparently, Plasma Active 2 has a recommendation engine that learns usage patters and makes suggestions.

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Bittorrent Pirates Are Everywhere, Even Inside Sony and Fox Networks!

Every employee of a company stands for its values and represents the company, especially in their behavior inside the company. Apparently, Sony and Fox have some internal policing to do before they go out and change the world.

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The broad-definition of SOPA puts all user-generated content at risk including the ones on social networks, wikis and micro-blogging sites- something that constitutes the lively Internet, as we know it.

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The project of moving to IPv6 was started as a 20% project in 2008, and after four years their goal of “IPv6 everywhere”‘ seems close. Google also devised a mechanism that allows connecting devices to acquire IP addresses, even if their operating systems do not support DHCPv6 (the IPv6 counterpart of DHCP).

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While Mozilla had declared that they will not implement Native Client in the Firefox browser, Opera software had criticized Google for not following the web-standard (WebGL) and allowing game developers a free ride on their browser.

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Silverlight 5 will allows hardware H.264 decoding adapting it better for video content. It also sports an improved graphics stack with 3D support using the XNA API.

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Firefox has been the browser of choice for a majority of people. When Google Chrome started out, Firefox had a decisive user share. However, now, that Google Chrome is rising and competing with Firefox head on, Firefox is no more than a threat to Google Chrome.

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While this battle was ongoing, Java founder James Gosling joined and left Google. The Lindholdm email revealed some important facts and Groklaw has presented an analysis of the entire matter. In addition to those events, Google appealed to the Patent and Trademark office (PTO) to re-check Oracle Java patents. The re-examination was favorable for Google, as the PTO has rejected some of Oracle’s Java patents.

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The primary source of income for the BSA is the revenue of its member companies. Although BSA counts software giants like Microsoft, Apple and Adobe as its members, the withdrawal of Kaspersky will come as a big blow to BSA.

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