It's not optimisation, it's pessimisation
Attempts by T-Mobile to speed up mobile data connections are breaking websites.
MySociety first publicised the issue last week.
A developer told us the bug struck while his team was giving a demo to a potential investor. The team subsequently spent two days tracking down what had caused the issue.
MySociety's Matthew Somerville blamed clumsy coding:
The apparent indeterministic nature of the bug – which attacks only occasionally – has made it harder to track down. "We are investigating the issue you have raised and are taking it very seriously," T-Mobile told us. ®
That's correct, people aren't using Opera Mini.
Now they are removing the massive overhead that comments add to java script i will have so much more bandwith to watch youtube videos and stream mp3's to my phone.
Is this not a piss in the ocean?
This does seem rather interesting as not only are they creating derivative works without permission, more to the point they will be actually stripping out the copyright notices from the files