The worst quality in history of broadcasting

Neil Young on Facebook:

It’s about sound quality. I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music.

Well, that’s bullshit. Apparently Neil Young always had crystal clear radio and never sold his music on cassette tapes. And surely, money and his relationship with PonoMusic has nothing to do with this at all.

Tim Cook on Privacy

»I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information,” said Cook. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be.«

Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy (TC)

Android™ wins

From Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBiR):

Before we get too far, let’s just get this out of the way now — Android™ wins. Not just wins, but Android wins so hard that most of the suspicious activity logged from iOS devices was just failed Android exploits. So while we’d love to compare and contrast iOS to Android, the data is forcibly limiting the discussion to the latter. Also, the malicious activity recorded on Android is centered on malware, and most of that malware is adnoyance-ware and similar resource-wasting infections.

Samsung extra creepy now.

Samsung is warning customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart television set.

The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature.

When the feature is active, such TV sets “listen” to what is said and may share what they hear with Samsung or third parties, it said.

(Source: BBC, via The Loop)