Feeds

Apple vs the iPad Bedwetters

The iPad? It's the end of the world as we know it!

High performance access to file storage

I'd also have more faith in the Berkmanites if they didn't cosy up to some of the creepiest cults going. - from ICANN (the unaccountable domain name quango birthed at Berkman) via Google, to the cult of Wikipedia, another shrine to top-down control and the world's most bureaucratic disinformation factory. (Fact: Jimmy Wales once played house-sitter for Lawrence Lessig, which is surely the oddest couple since Harold and Maude).

Zittrain once threw a hissy fit when he discovered a panel discussion planned by the prestigious Institute of Contemporary Arts in London would include Professor Richard Barbrook - author of The Californian Ideology - and myself. He demanded the panel instead include fawning acolytes, mini-Zitts, that he could hand pick. To its credit, the ICA cancelled the event rather than let this overgrown schoolboy take the Mick.

Control-freakery? They've heard of it!

The Preznit and your iPhone

It's not the last you'll hear of the Berkmanites, but their influence is waning faster than anyone could have imagined.

A year ago you could find many a top law school professor boasting they were just a phone call away from the Preznit himself. Barack Obama, you'll recall, was straight outta Harvard Law. He was one of "us". The cyberlaw crowd were his policy angels. So you might expect Berkman to be running tech policy by now - but they seem more remote than ever. Obama told them to get busy studying "Net Neutrality" - another of their manufactured scares - but dumped their proposals in the bin. When Google execs sponsor the coronation inauguration, why need the Gofer inbetween?

This latest Bedwetting campaign is doomed because the President may be a dull bureaucrat, but he is not stupid. Goading large telcos is one thing, but he'll not be the President who breaks up the love affair between Americans and their iPhones. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet
Maria Miller finally resigns over expenses row
Skype pimps pro-level broadcast service
Playing Cat and Mouse with the media
EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app
Bug quietly slurps PAYG credit - yet EE denies it exists
Like Google, Comcast might roll its own mobile voice network
Says anything's possible if regulators approve merger with Time Warner
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
Facebook splats in-app chat, whacks brats into crack yakety-yak app
Jibber-jabbering addicts turfed out just as Zuck warned
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.