Breakfast Briefing: Nexus 4 sells out, IE10 Preview lands for Windows 7 and web access a basic right
Posted on 14 Nov 2012 at 08:55
Today in the world of tech, Google's latest smartphone sells out, IE10 for Windows 7 arrives, and more
Fill in the form to send this article to a friend
Web access is human right...
Surely trying to stop anyone using the internet these days, or even to monitor their use of it, is pretty much impossible. Even people with basic IT knowledge could get a cheap laptop and a 3G dongle and keep it somewhere hidden - how can any law enforcement agencies do anything about this? Surely they should stop bothering and instead put the effort into tracking down those responsible for websites hosting illegal content (extreme porn, etc).
By valeofyork on 14 Nov 2012
"unreasonable nowadays to ban anyone from accessing the internet in their home"
Removing his right to be at liberty in his own home doesn't infringe his human right's though.
It's just a shame that he'd have a 'human' right to a spot of protection under Prison Rule 45 (formerly 43).
By synaptic_fire on 14 Nov 2012
Not for idiots
"It’s not quite the same as people queuing along Regent Street, is it though?"
It's true that when Microsoft released Windows 95 there were quite a few overexcited idiots who queued up for hours just so that they could be the first with the new OS.
But surely, that is not an intelligent way to judge the success of an OS or phone.
The ability to stir up a few fools who can't wait a day is neither a guide to a product's worth or long term popularity.
By qpw3141 on 14 Nov 2012
Web access human right
This article from Techdirt on 8-Nov-2012 is relevant "Judge Quickly (But Temporarily) Blocks New CA Law That Takes Away Anonymous Speech Rights":
The idea being that if you're a registered sex offender in California you can't have anonymous speech. You can get on the list by urinating in public, and in all sorts of ways such as consensual under-age sex, and you're on the list for an excessively long time.
These are examples of well-intentioned law-makers implementing poorly thought-through measures on a highly emotional subject.
By revsorg on 14 Nov 2012
- Sony warns of massive loss on smartphones
- Dropbox app doesn't work properly with iOS 8
- Dark clouds for Adobe as profits slide by 46%
- Windows 9 Technical Preview launch date revealed
- New Windows 9 videos show off multi-desktops and notification centre
- Chromebook owners get access to Android apps
- SanDisk lets you pop half-terabyte card in your camera
- Windows 9 video shows new Start menu
- Microsoft killing Nokia and Windows Phone brands
- OneDrive promises faster sync and 10GB file uploads
- How to check your identity hasn’t been sold to the hackers
- Tim Cook: this is how much TV has changed since the 70s
- Westminster wins the .London battle
- 20 years of PC Pro: from deep pan pizza to virtualisation
- Five reasons why the Apple Watch leaves me cold
- Apple Watch, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Tim Cook's Apple back with a bang?
- BT Home Hub 5: how to get maximum speed
- 20 years of PC Pro: one-star reviews (including "the worst tablet we've ever seen")
- 20 years of PC Pro: our best covers
- Why we've closed the PC Pro forums
- How to sell more ebooks on Amazon
- 10 ways to make your business more secure
- Top five VoIP mistakes
- How to add in-app purchasing to an iPhone, Android or Windows app
- Remote-control ransomware: TeamViewer and software hardball
- Why laptops with serial ports matter to the Internet of Things
- Make your mobile battery last longer
- Small steps into handling Big Data
- Nexus 5: does it really run stock Android?
- How to get broadband to a garden office